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Chancelor Johnathan Bennett , known professionally as Chance the Rapper, is an American hip hop recording artist from the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. In 2013, he began to gain recognition following the release of his second mixtape, Acid Rap. Apart from his solo career, he is also a member of the Chicago collective Save Money , and has worked as the lead vocalist for the band The Social Experiment. They released the widely lauded album Surf in May 2015.

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Chance the Rapper performing live in November 2013.
Background information
Birth name Chancelor Johnathan Bennett
Also known as Chano
Born (1993-04-16) April 16, 1993 (age 23)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2011–present
Associated acts
Website chanceraps.com

Chancelor Johnathan Bennett (born April 16, 1993), known professionally as Chance the Rapper, is an American hip hop recording artist from the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. In 2013, he began to gain recognition following the release of his second mixtape, Acid Rap. Apart from his solo career, he is also a member of the Chicago collective Save Money (along with frequent collaborator Vic Mensa), and has worked as the lead vocalist for the band The Social Experiment. They released the widely lauded album Surf in May 2015.

In May 2016, Bennett released the mixtape Coloring Book to further critical acclaim. This is Bennett's third mixtape, which has received three Grammy nominations, including Best Rap Album. Coloring Book was the first streaming-only album to ever receive a Grammy nomination.