Chance the Rapper will be honored with the Humanitarian Award at the upcoming BET Awards on June 25. 

Chance the Rapper will be honored with the Humanitarian Award at the upcoming BET Awards on June 25. 

Tom Shackleford

Chance the Rapper is the biggest independent artist in music at the moment. Fans will have another reason to be proud they follow the Chicago artist when he receives the Walmart Humanitarian Award at the upcoming BET Awards on June 25.

Announced on Tuesday morning, Chance will join the annual award show’s impressive list of previous Humanitarian Award winners which include John Legend, Alicia Keys, Wyclef Jean and Quincy Jones. The well-deserved recognition comes in a year where the impressively young artist was an outspoken advocate for change in his hometown of Chicago. Chance made headlines back in March when he announced he would be donating $1 million to go towards the Chicago Public School Foundation.

He also made music history this past winner, after his Coloring Book mixtape became the first streaming-only album to ever win a Grammy for Best Rap Album. The singer/humanitarian is currently on tour, and scheduled to headline Bonnaroo and Firefly Music Festivals over the next two weekends.

Tickets for select dates on Chance the Rapper’s upcoming tour dates can be bought by clicking here. Fans can also tune in to watch him accept the honor live from the Awards show when it airs live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 25 at 8 p.m. on BET.