Chance The Rapper Wins Best New Artist at 2017 Grammy Awards
Chance The Rapper became mainstream music's de facto Rookie of the Year when he took home the trophy for Best New Artist at the 2017 Grammy Awards. You can see the proud Chicago native's acceptance speech in the video up top.
As you can see, the Grammys' typical "hurry this up" music couldn't stop Chano from thanking God and the folks who've helped him along his way to superstardom. "I know a lot of time I talk about my independence," Chance says just as the music began playing. "Oh I'm gon' talk, ya'll can play the music if you want."
He continues, "I want to thank God for my team. I know people think independence means you do it yourself, but independence means freedom. I do it with these folks right here. Glory be to God, I claim the victory in the name of the lord, let's go!"
Chance triumphantly raised his trophy as he shouted the last words of his acceptance speech, and considering the magnitude of the win, who could blame him? In order to win the award, the Coloring Book artist had to beat out The Chainsmokers, Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini and XXL Freshman Anderson .Paak.
This was Chance's second win of the night. Before the awards shot began, it was announced that his song "No Problem" won him the Grammy for Best Rap Performance. Not bad for a rookie.
14 Hip-Hop Artists on the 2017 Grammy Awards Red Carpet