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Chance the Rapper has just made history at the 2017 Grammy Awards.
With the 23-year-old rapper’s win for best new artist on Sunday night, the Chicago native became the first artist to win a Grammy for a streaming-only album.
Before this year’s Grammys nominations were announced, the rules were changed to allow artists who were unsigned or released streaming-only albums to be eligible. Many saw the move from The Recording Academy, which gives out the Grammy Awards, as an endorsement of Chance specifically and his acclaimed album “Coloring Book.”
Chance is also not signed to a label, another first at the Grammys.
In all, he’s nominated for seven awards. Before the show, he won best rap performance for “No Problem.”
While onstage to accept the Grammy for best new artist, Chance thanked God and “all of Chicago.”