A 23-year-old rapper who has no label just made history with his Grammy wins.
Chance the Rapper has been awarded Best Rap Album at the 2017 Grammys despite not having a record deal.
The unsigned artist and his album Coloring Book beat Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo, Drake’s Views, De La Soul’s And The Anonymous Nobody, Schoolboy Q’s Blank Face, and DJ Khaled’s Major Key.
Last year the Recording Academy changed the rules for Grammy eligibility so streaming-only releases such as Coloring Book could be considered.
Chance was nominated for six other awards tonight including Best New Artist (won), and Best Rap Performance for ‘No Problem’ (also won).
“Glory be to God. I claim this victory in the name of the Lord,” he said in his acceptance speech for Best New Artist.
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