After receiving 7 nominations, Chance the Rapper took home 3 (!!) Grammys for Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance for “No Problem” and Best Rap Album for Coloring Book on Sunday night.
His performance of “How Great” and “All We Got” with a full band, gospel choir, and gospel singers Kirk Franklin and Tamela Mann, showcased Chance’s faith, personality, and enormous talent. Besides his musical talent though, Chance the Rapper stands out for his efforts to proclaim a positive message, be humble, and unify his community.
Since Sunday night, several articles have been written about his monumental performance, his historic win as the first streaming-only album to win a Grammy, and the overt Christian messages in his album. What I love most about Chance is how humble he is. Instead of touting his wins, he Instagrams a photo with his wife. Last week he posted a photo of his daughter with the caption, “Nothing I’m doing currently would be possible without this girl right here. She’s so kind and loving and brilliant and beautiful. And I wouldn’t have her without her mother, so thank you for creating and raising the greatest gift I’ve ever received. Cannot wait to get back to this.”
The next day, he posts screenshots of congratulatory texts from Drake and Kendrick Lamar. He emphasizes that his success is a result of his community.