Chance The Rapper Grabs Seven Grammy Nominations

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Chance The Rapper’s breakthrough year has been highlighted by being recognized by the highest honor in the music industry. The Chicago rapper received seven nominations for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, which will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 13th. Chance’s seven nominations are right below fellow hip-hop stars Kanye West, Drake, and Rihanna with their eight nominations. Beyonce leads all artists with nine nominations. Chance’s success could symbolize a gigantic shift in the music industry, as his mixtape Coloring Book, was not available as a physical copy, as it was only available exclusively on streaming services. Below are the categories Chance is nominated in.

Best New Artist

Other Nominees: Kelsea Ballerini

The Chainsmokers

Maren Morris

Anderson .Paak

Best Rap Song: “No Problem,” “Ultralight Beam,” & “Famous” (Chance was featured/wrote on both Kanye West songs)

Other Nominees: “All The Way Up” – Fat Joe and Remy Ma

“Hotline Bling” – Drake

Best Rap Album: Coloring Book

And the Anonymous Nobody – De La Soul

Major Key – DJ Khaled

Views – Drake

Blank Face LP – ScHoolboy Q

The Life of Pablo – Kanye West

Best Rap Performance: “No Problem” featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz

“Panda” – Desiigner

“Pop Style” – Drake

“All The Way Up” – Fat Jae & Remy Ma

“That Part” – ScHoolboy Q featuring Kanye West

Best Rap/Sung Performance: “Ultralight Beam”

“Freedom” – Beyonce featuring Kendrick Lamar

“Hotline Bling” – Drake

“Broccoli” – D.R.A.M. featuring Lil Yachty

“Famous” featuring Rihanna

For fans who have been following Chance since he came up in 2012 know very well he isn’t a new artist, but acknowledge why the Grammys have him nominated him in that category. If you buy Chance The Rapper tickets, you can still expect him to play songs off Acid Rap as well as his new songs from the Grammy-awarded mixtape Coloring Book. Chance has now made a statement not only in the rap game but in the entire music industry. Chance’s star is rising and has a chance to go from being known only by serious rap fans to a multi-Grammy award winner in just a one-year span.