Chance the Rapper, who was nominated for seven awards at tonight’s Grammys, gave an enormous spiritual performance of Coloring Book’s “How Great” and “All We Got” during the ceremony. He was joined by Kirk Franklin, Francis and the Lights, Tamela Mann, and a huge gospel choir. He also added in little snippets of “No Problem” and “Blessings.” Watch it happen below. It’s been a huge night for Chance. Earlier in the evening, he won Best Rap Performance for “No Problem,” Best New Artist, and Best Rap Album.
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Last year, the Recording Academy changed the rules of Grammy eligibility, so that streaming-only releases like Coloring Book could be considered. It was a rule that Chance referenced in his guest verse on Kanye West’s “Ultralight Beam” (“I hear you gotta sell it to snatch the Grammy”). That track was nominated for Best Rap Song, competing against two other Chance performances (Coloring Book’s “No Problem,” and Kanye’s “Famous,” which lists Chance as a writer). Chance performed at a pre-Grammy gala last night. Joni Mitchell made a rare appearance and later said that she was “moved” by Chance’s performance.
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