Chance The Rapper was previously featured by Complex magazine as one of Chicago’s newest rappers to watch. Today, he is considered one of the most successful unsigned artists of all time and a three-time Grammy winner.
The 28-year-old burst into the industry with his first mixtape in 2011 after being suspended for 10 days for using marijuana in high school. He first released the single “Windows” in December 2011 and in April 2012 he released the mixtape titled “10 Day”. The mixtape earned him accolades, catapulting him to national stardom and a string of feature films and musical tours.
He landed a North American concert tour with Childish Gambino after appearing on his sixth mixed tape. Chance’s mixtape Acid Rap, released in 2013, reached #26 on the US Heatseekers chart and #63 on the US R&B and Hip Hop chart.
It earned a BET nomination for Best Mixtape at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards. In 2016, his third mixtape, Coloring Book, which streamed exclusively on Apple Music, debuted at number 8 on the Billboard chart and received over 57.3 million streams in its first week.
His musical exploits earned him seven Grammy nominations and he won three Grammys: Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Album.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, he was also nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics in July 2017 for a song he performed on Saturday Night Live with Kenan Thompson, Eli Brueggemann and Will Stephens called “Last Christmas “.
Celebrity Net Worth reports that Chance earned $32 million between September 2016 and September 2018 for her efforts. He also earned over $22 million from recording, touring, endorsements, and other sources of income between September 2017 and September 2018.
Between 2016 and 2018, he earned more than $50 million from his profession. In all, Celebrity Net Worth estimates the American rapper to be worth $25 million.
The American rapper was born Chancellor Jonathan Bennett in Chicago, Illinois on April 16, 1993. His mother, Lisa Bennett, worked for the Illinois Attorney General while his father Williams-Bennett was an aide to Senator Barack Obama.
Chance idolized Michael Jackson as a teenager, but started listening to hip-hop after hearing Kanye West on the radio. In sixth grade, he started rapping and even formed a hip-hop duo alongside a friend during his freshman year at Jones College Prep High School.
The award-winning musician traveled to Ghana this month as he promised earlier in 2019. He was spotted at several venues and events but one of his activities that got a lot of people talking on the social media was his visit to a church on Sunday, January 1. 9. The rapper, in an Instagram post, said the church where he worships was built by his family years ago.
After meeting with musicians from the country, Chance also met Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo at Jubilee House to discuss, among other things, ways to bridge the gap between Ghanaian and American artists.