As an independent artist, Chance The Rapper had to lobby his way to Grammy eligibility, with the Recording Academy passing a rule change last year to include streaming-only music. Sunday night at the Grammys, Chance was richly rewarded by the Academy, taking home awards for Best Rap Performance for “No Problem,” Best Rap Album for Coloring Book and Best New Artist.
Chance’s first win came with the opening award of the night and he seemed humbled and overwhelmed by the win.
"Glory be to God. I claim the victory in the name of the Lord," Chance said as he accepted the award. "I want to thank God for my mother and my father, who supported me since I was young, for Kirsten, for Kensli, for all of Chicago, and I want to thank God for putting amazing people in my life."
Toward the end of the night, Chance performed at the Grammys as well, bringing out a full choir for a spirited medley of hits like “How Great” and “All We Got.”
For a man who was looking outside in at the awards last year, the 2017 Grammys were a sweet bit of redemption for Chance.Check out highlights from Chance's big night below and keep it here on AXS.com for more on the 2017 Grammy Awards.