February 13, 2017


Chance the Rapper Performs Godly Medley at the GRAMMYs: Watch

Chance the Rapper took the 2017 GRAMMYs stage on Sunday night with Kirk Franklin, Francis and the Lights, Tamela Mann, a humongous gospel choir and an ingenious Coloring Book medley. The jubilant performance, built on "How Great" and featuring bits of "No Problem," "Blessings" and "All We Got," underscored a historic night where Chance won Best New Artist, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance. He wins on the first year in GRAMMY history where independent artists can receive nominations, a rule he was instrumental in getting changed.

At the 59th annual ceremony, 23-year-old Chance—born Chancellor Bennett—was up for seven awards total. Three of his noms came courtesy of his work on Kanye West's The Life of Pablo; two of them, for "Ultralight Beam," also featured Kirk Franklin among the credits. Earlier in the night, Franklin won Best Gospel Album for Losing My Religion.

Chance the Rapper has yet to sell a single solo song for profit since debuting five years ago with the 10 Day mixtape. He remains entirely label-less and "studio album"–less.

Check out Fuse's Future Black History video celebrating Chance the Rapper: