Blessings keep piling up for Chance the Rapper.
The 23-year-old Chicago native experienced the biggest night of his career Sunday where he won not one, not two, but three awards off the strength of his phenomenal streaming-only mixtape Coloring Book. They were: Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance for “No Problem,” and Best Rap Album for the aforementioned project. He also delivered one of the best performances of the night with a medley featuring “How Great” and “All We Got.” Drake offered Chance props via text on Sunday night, and Kendrick Lamar did the same on Monday.
“Congrats bro. God is moving!” Kendrick wrote. Chance shared a screenshot of the text, where he was moments away from responding back, “He is! Love u brother! Thanks for always taking care of us.”
An earlier text from Kendrick reads: “We rooting for u over here bro. Yeah!” The date for that text is Dec. 21, which was just a few days after Chance’s second Saturday Night Live performance of the year.
Chance’s victory lap has included previewing a remix of Drake’s “Grammys” and exchanging tweets with the governor of his home state of Illinois. He’ll continue a strong 2017 with a number of headlining festival performances as well as a reported 40+ date arena tour. Oh, and he’s also working on a follow-up to Coloring Book. Like we said, blessings keep piling up.
As for Kendrick? Clearly, he’s ecstatic about Chance’s success. He’s not so happy about Beyoncé losing Album of the Year to Adele, though.