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Chance The Rapper Wins Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Album At Grammys

By Stephen Gossett in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 13, 2017 1:14AM

Update, 9:05 p.m.
Chance has won his third Grammy of the night on Sunday, for Best Rap Album (Coloring Book). (Thanks for changing those eligibility rules!) In total, Chance won three of the seven awards for which he was nominated this year. Earlier in the night, he took home the first Grammy awards of his career, earning wins for Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance (“No Problem” feat. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz).

"I didn't think that we were gonna get this one," Chance said after taking the podium. Indeed, it was a formidable field, with blockbusters like Drake's Views and Kanye West's The Life of Pablo in the running. "This is for every indie artist," he added big-upping the mixtape culture from which he emerged.

"It's another one baby!" he shouted.

Chance the Rapper took home the award for Best New Artist at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night. Earlier in the night, he also won for Best Rap Performance ("No Problem").

"Glory be to God. I claim this victory in the name of the Lord," he said when accepting the Best New Artist hardware, adding that the win was "for all of Chicago."

He beat out Anderson .Paak, Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini and Billboard chart overlords the Chainsmokers for the Best New Artist victory.

It was Chance's second win for which he was eligible on Sunday. Earlier in the evening, Chance took home the first Grammy of his career, for “No Problem,” in the Best Rap Performance, which was handed out before the telecast. He showed some hometown love, rocking Joe Freshgoods’ Thank You Obama clothing line and shouting out Andrew Barber of Fake Shore Drive in his short acceptance speech. “Shit, this is crazy!”

He added, "I love my family. I love God. And I love music. Thank you, guys."