Last night (February 12, 2017) Chance the Rapper made Grammy history. And he treated the audience to some time at church in the process.
The 23-year-old Chicago native won the Grammy for best new artist and became the first artist ever to win a Grammy for a non-mainstream published, streaming-only album. He is not signed to any label, which is also a first for a Grammy winner. All in all, Chance was nominated for seven awards and took home three: Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance (for “No Problem”) and Best Rap Album (for Coloring Book).
Beyond the historic awards, Chance also delivered an amazing performance during the event.
Chance brought out gospel stars Kirk Franklin and Tamela Mann, a full band, and a gospel choir to help him deliver a joyous, worshiplike, powerful mashup of “How Great” and “All We Got” from Coloring Book.
It was a Grammy moment to remember as the rapper honored both God and his craft. Something you don’t often witness during a public broadcasting event.