Independent artist and Chicago native, Chance the Rapper, took home three awards, Sunday night at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.
The artist, who paved the way for non-commercially sold music to be nominated in recording academy categories last year, won Best Rap Album for ‘Coloring Book,’ Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance for, ‘No Problems,’ ft. 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne.
“Glory be to God. I claim this victory in the name of the Lord,” began Chance in his acceptance speech for ‘Best New Artist.’
“ I want to thank God for my mother and father who’ve supported me since I was young. For Kirsten, Kensli, for all of Chicago. And I want to thank God for putting amazing people in my life.”
Chance had pretty tough competition for the Best Rap Album category, beating out 20-time Grammy award winner, Kanye West’s ‘The Life of Pablo,’ and three-time Grammy Award winner Drake’s, ‘Views.’ Other nominees included De La Soul, ‘and the Anonymous Nobody…,’ DJ Khaled, ‘Major Key,’ and Schoolboy Q’s, ‘Blank Face LP.’
Although, the 23-year-old artist didn’t receive the award for ‘Best Rap Song,’ which was given to Drake for ‘Hotline Bling,’ he still had a great night of achievements followed by a electrifying performance of ‘How Great,’ and ‘All We Got,’ with a special guest appearance from notable Gospel singer, Kirk Franklin & Tamela Mann.
Chance’s wins and spiritually humble speeches on accounts of his achievements of the night, proved him to be one of everyone’s favorite, not to mention the credit well deserved toward his ‘Coloring Book,’ project. Chance had a great year in 2016 and continues to elevate his platform two months into this one.
Watch Chance’s powerful grammy performance below!