Hip hop artist Chance The Rapper has received a huge boost in Spotify plays following his epic Grammy Awards performance. Chance dazzled fans with a medley from his most recent mixtape ‘Coloring Book’ and picked up three awards at the ceremony.
Chance The Rapper has been one of the most interesting up and comers on the hip hop scene for the last few years, and appears to be finally getting some critical recognition for his groundbreaking work.
Hailing from Chicago, Chance The Rapper made a huge impression on the music community when he released his first mixtape ’10 Day’ in 2012. The idea for the record was concocted when Chance received a 10 day suspension from high school for possessing marijuana on campus. It is now viewed as one of the best debut rap records in recent history.
He has since released two further mixtapes titled ‘Acid Rap’ (2013) and ‘Coloring Book’ (2016).
‘Coloring Book’ peaked at number eight on the Billboard 200 and spawned the popular singles ‘Angels’, ‘No Problem’ and ‘Summer Fields’, yet despite his relative success, Chance remained somewhat unknown to a wider audience.
That all changed following his excellent performance at Sunday nights (February 12) Grammy Awards, and now Chance seems to be reaping the benefits.
The Fader have reported that Chance’s mixtape ‘Coloring Book’ has received a massive 200% increase in Spotify plays. His track ‘How Great’ (which was part of his Grammy performance) has received a 406% increase, and many of his other tracks (including older releases) have received a significant boost over the last few days.
Chance also managed to bag three high profile awards at the ceremony in the ‘Best Rap Album’, ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Best Rap Performance’ categories. In his acceptance speech for ‘Best New Artist’, Chance claimed the award for God, his mother and father, and for all of Chicago.