Chance The Rapper makes grammy history, earns 'Best New Artist' award

  • Chance The Rapper makes grammy history, earns 'Best New Artist' award

Chance The Rapper makes grammy history, earns 'Best New Artist' award

Before the televised portion of this year's Grammy Awards Chance The Rapper was already a victor, taking home the award for Best Rap Performance for "No Problems" with 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne.

On Sunday night, Chicago-born Chance the Rapper used his platform at the 59th annual Grammy Awards to talk about his faith.

This is also something Chance touched upon during his acceptance speech by saying: "I wanna thank God for my team".

Some redeeming features of the awards show included the delightful charm of the host James Corden and mind-blowing performances by Chance the Rapper, Anderson.Paak and A Tribe Called Quest, who highlighted the night by calling attention to the recent actions of the US president and showing support for marginalized groups. Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg and Just Blaze were among big names who expressed their support for Chance's victories.

Using major Christian artists like Kirk Franklin and sampling the famed Christian song "How Great Is Our God" by Chris Tomlin, Chance The Rapper has helped bring the Christian religion back into mainstream hip-hop music. This alone was a battle Chance has been fighting since the release of his breakout project, Acid Rap. Franklin and Cage are even featured on a few of the album's songs. Chance can also count the likes of former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama as fans as well as Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Coloring Book references "Aunt Beyonce" and features appearances from his "big brother" Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Justin Beiber and 2 Chainz. And the way that you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my black friends feel is empowering, and you make them stand up for themselves.

Chance the Rapper also collaborated with other artists in the past including Childish Gambino, Supa Bwe, Kehlan and many more.