Christian hip-hop artist, Chance the Rapper won big Sunday night at the 59th Grammy Awards.
The man of the hour took home three of the seven awards he was nominated for, including Best New Artist.
Chance’s big win was the first televised acceptance speech of the night.
“Glory Be to God,” Chance proclaimed. “I claim this victory in honor of the Lord. I want to Thank God for my mother and father who supported me since I was young.”
The 23-year-old also spent time thanking the city of Chicago and the “amazing people” God has placed in his life.
Over the last year, the independent artist has gained fame by winning over audiences by offering live streaming music directly to his fans. A risky move, bypassing the traditional record label approach.
Chance’s three Grammy wins also included ‘Best Rap Performance’ for “No Problem” with 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne.
Later in the evening, the rapper wowed the audience again with an incredible gospel performance reminiscent of what you’d expect to see in a Baptist church.
The stirring performance, a mashup of his most noteworthy songs on his mixtape, “Coloring Book,” included a gospel choir, music legend Kirk Franklin and Tamela Mann.
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“Stand up right now, stop playing!” Chance shouted to the star-studded crowd halfway through his performance. “I’m talking about God!”
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