Then, last night, he made history and won three Grammys.
Using major Christian artists like Kirk Franklin and sampling the famed Christian song "How Great Is Our God" by Chris Tomlin, Chance The Rapper has helped bring the Christian religion back into mainstream hip-hop music.
"I didn't think we were gonna win this one", Chance said while accepting the gold saxophone for his album "Coloring Book". This alone was a battle Chance has been fighting since the release of his breakout project, Acid Rap. This may not be a big deal until you consider the fact that Chance is the first unsigned independent artiste to win a Grammy with an album that was never released for download.
The artist also performed two of his songs from latest album entitled "Coloring Book".
Perhaps Chance's most defining moment was his performance with fellow Chicago representative and rapper Kanye West. On Sunday night, he won the trophy for Best Rap Performance for "No Problem", featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz.
The man born Chancellor Johnathan Bennett would have gone into politics if it was up to his father, who worked for Barack Obama when he was a senator and is now deputy chief of staff to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Chance the Rapper will embark on a sprawling North American tour this spring in support of his Grammy-winning album, Coloring Book. He shouted out Chicago, his mom and dad, his brother and his kids in his thank you speech. "Congrats boi! well deserved, I am in Manchester having a drink for u Browski, more more more", Drake wrote, while Chance responded saying, "Love you bro!"