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Chance the Rapper Performs Gospel-Infused 'Coloring Book' Medley at Grammys
The Best New Artist winner was joined by Tamela Mann and Kirk Franklin.
As the 59th Grammy Awards near its end, best new artist recipient Chance the Rapper took to the stage to perform a medley of songs off his best rap album awarded mixtape Coloring Book.
He opened the performance with "How Great" accompanied by his cousin Nicole -- the star of the song's iPhone-shot music video. Chano then dipped into bits and pieces of "No Problem," "Blessings" and "All We Got" while joined by Tamela Mann and Kirk Franklin. A full-fledged choir was also present to maximize the gospel undertones inherent in Chance's music and message.
Chance will walk away from tonight a three-time Grammy winner. Franklin won best gospel album for Losing My Religion earlier in the night; he and Mann also won best gospel performance/song for their collaboration "God Provides."