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Unsigned Chance The Rapper makes history with Triple Grammy win

TRIPLE WIN: Chance The Rapper

TRIPLE WIN: Chance The Rapper

CHANCE THE Rapper made history at the 2017 Grammy Awards last night (Feb 12).

The 23-year-old, who is unsigned, took home three awards, which included Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance for No Problem and Best Album.

The latter saw him beat Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo, Drake’s Views, De La Soul’s And The Anonymous Nobody, Schoolboy Q’s Blank Face, and DJ Khaled’s Major Key.

His wins make him the first artist to ever be nominated and win a Grammy for a streaming-only album and the first to do so unsigned.

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 Chicago-born native.

“Glory be to God. I claim this victory in the name of the Lord,” he said in his acceptance speech for Best New Artist.

“I want to thank God for my mother and my father, who supported me since I was young, for Kirsten, for Kensli, for all of Chicago, and I want to thank God for putting amazing people in my life.”

“This is for every indie artist… shout out to DJ Drama… shout out to Soundcloud… it’s another one baby!” he added in his speech for Best Rap Album.

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