The 23-year-old took to the stage with Kirk Franklin, his cousin Nicole and a full choir to perform “How Great” and “All We Got.”
From the start, Chance rapped passionately with a white-robed chorus behind him. He appeared emotional as he performed “How Great” and he danced (and rapped) alongside Franklin energetically.
The performance was just one component of a banner night for the seven-time nominee, who contended for best new artist, best rap album, and more — and won big.
Chance’s moment in the spotlight capped a Grammys quest he began almost exactly a year ago: On “Ultralight Beam,” the opening track from Kanye West’s album The Life of Pablo, the Chicago MC rapped, “I met Kanye West, I’m never going to fail / He said let’s do a good ass job with Chance three / I hear you gotta sell it to snatch the Grammy.”
Chance’s performance also continued another personal saga of his: To play every song off his 2016 mixtape Coloring Book on television.