September 5, 2016


Chance the Rapper Sings 'Happy Birthday' to Beyoncé at Made in America: Watch

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch

Chance the Rapper quickly snagged the crown of King of Summer 2016 Festival Season, as the artist randomly popped up at almost every fest—including four different appearances during Bonnaroo and taking the stage during Flosstradmus' and Future's sets at Lollapalooza. Now, at this year's Made in America, the rapper proved why he deserved the title.

There were plenty of highlights during Lil Chano's set, but let's just get to the good stuff first. Sunday was Beyoncé's birthday, and the artist celebrated by attending the fest alongside hubby Jay Z, BFFs Kelly Rowland and LaLa Anthony, as well as Bill Clinton. While the diva enjoyed the performance, Chance decided to surprise her with a very cute "Happy Birthday" serenade to his "auntie." Gush over the moment below:

The energy was electric throughout Chance's entire set, as he radiated with a genuine charisma that kept the audience grooving nonstop. While the colorful onstage lights shone just as bright as his personality, the artist performed favorites like Acid Rap's "Smoke Again" and "Chain Smoker," "Church," his "Baby Blue" collab with Action Bronson and his verse on Kehlani's "The Way" single.

Chance effortlessly floated, danced and jumped through a wave of emotions, which caused a ripple effect in the crowd. This was seen during his performance of Coloring Book's "Summer Friends." The track was a melancholic reminder that the friends you came with during the festival may not be next to you tomorrow. But the vibes soon became vibrant once again, with the rapper calling out buddy Lil Yatchy for "Mixtape" and choosing the sticky-sweet "Sunday Candy" to end his set. "I have to do more more song. I'm so sorry, I love Coldplay so much," he adorably said before wrapping things up ahead of the U.K. band's headlining performance.

"This relationship with you guys is so on point," Chance exclaimed during a brief turned-down moment in his performance. The bond he's created with his fans is a unique one, and continues to grow stronger as more people learn about just how magical he is. The rapper is putting on his inaugural Magnificent Coloring Day on Sept. 24, which leaves just enough time to prepare for the brilliance that's bound to arrive on that stage from the festival king.

For more Made in America fun, check out the highlights from 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne's performance and see a roundup of the best places to nap at a festival. After that, watch a throwback Fuse interview with an Acid Rap-era Chance the Rapper: