As the 59th Grammy Awards neared its end, best new artist recipient Chance the Rapper took to the stage to perform a medley of songs off his best rap album awarded mixtape Coloring Book. I think we can say Chance is gospel in a way.
He opened the performance with “How Great” accompanied by his cousin Nicole — the star of the song’s iPhone-shot music video. Chano then dipped into bits and pieces of “No Problem,” “Blessings” and “All We Got” while joined by Tamela Mann and Kirk Franklin. A full-fledged choir was also present to maximize the gospel undertones inherent in Chance’s music and message.
Chance will walk away from tonight a three-time Grammy winner. Franklin won best gospel album for Losing My Religion earlier in the night; he and Mann also won best gospel performance/song for their collaboration “God Provides.”