Chance the Rapper
CHANCE THE RAPPER has built a multi-faceted career on his own terms, redefining what it means to be an independent artist. Chance made history in 2017 when he became the first artist to win a Grammy for a streaming-only mixtape—collecting a trio of statues for Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Album for his now iconic Coloring Book. Called “a generational voice” by GQ, Chance has never signed a record deal— opting instead to make his music available for free. His latest project and official debut album, The Big Day, cemented Chance in the rap pantheon. In 2020, Chance adapted to stay-at-home orders and completely pivoted the concert experience. He created 11 unique virtual concerts for fans including his stellar Christmas special, “Chi-Town Christmas,” which he wrote and directed as well. Chance also aims to inspire and empower youth through arts, education and civic engagement through his nonprofit organization, SocialWorks.
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