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Chance The Rapper makes Grammy History

The pioneering star has received 7 Grammy nominations for his latest project

7th Dec 2016

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Chance's Coloring Book makes history as the first streaming-only album to ever receive a nomination.

The 23-year-old independent artist has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards. The feat puts him in esteemed company, with only Beyonce, Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West receiving more. Beyonce leads the way with 9 nominations, while Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West each have 8.

The news is a massive win for independent artists around the world; an example that an artist doesn't need to compromise his creative integrity to get the recognition he or she deserves. Perhaps it can act as a turning point which leads to a greater variety of really great quality independent music.

In addition to his credits on Coloring Book, Chance also wrote 3 of the 5 songs nominated for best rap song. He wrote 'Famous' and 'Ultralight Beam' on Kanye West's "The Life of Pablo", and he wrote 'No Problem' on "Coloring Book". Creative talents like these have seen the entire industry warm to the Chicago born performer. Lil Yachty tweeted his support, writing "I'd love to see Chance leave out the Grammys with his hands full. Love that guy"

Reacting to the news, Chance tweeted "Glory be to God. I'm nominated for 7 Grammys. Thank you to everyone who worked on Coloring Book, I love you."

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