Grammy 2017: Adele bags 5 awards including best album, Chance the Rapper creates history
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Chance the Rapper made history on Sunday at the 59th Annual Grammy 2017 by winning best rap album and best new artist awards though he was not a recorded artist. He was denied the album of the year, which eventually went to the ballad star Adele.
The 23-year-old Chance beat his inspiration Kanye West, and Drake by winning best rap album for “Coloring Book” and by also winning the new artist award at Grammy 2017. He gave credits for the victory to his parents, Chicago and his keyboardist-producer Peter Cottontale and manager Patrick Corcoran, who are considered as the core of his homegrown musical mini-empire.
Chance won his first Grammy for best rap performance (“No Problem”) broke an invisible barrier at the Grammy 2017. The rapper has never recorded a single piece of music and sold them, instead of uploading his music for free streaming and thus developed a worldwide following. Grammy in the past never considered recordings that were not officially recorded and sold but the academy relaxed its nomination rules last year.
The competition between the two leading artists for the album of the year was dramatically underlined by their performances. While Adele was majestic and elegant – and wet her eyes after an emotional tribute to George Michael that she cut short and then re-started — Beyonce came with an extremely delicate earth-mother vibe to a performance which was a mixture of spoken word and dreamy abstraction.