Grammys 2017: Chance The Rapper Wins Best New Artist

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Grammys 2017: Chance The Rapper Wins Best New Artist

Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Chance The Rapper won Best New Artist at the Grammys tonight, defeating a field that included Anderson .Paak, the Chainsmokers, Maren Morris, and Kelsea Ballerini. The buoyant Chicago rapper gave an enthusiastic acceptance speech and repeatedly dedicated his win to God (“I claim this victory in the name of the Lord”). He’s the first black rapper to win Best New Artist since Lauryn Hill in 1999. Watch his acceptance speech below, and check out our running list of winners here.

UPDATE: It seems Drake texted Chance some congratulations all the way from England:

More Love @champagnepapi

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