Chance the Rapper
Chance The Rapper2

Birth name

Chancelor Bennett


16 April 1993 (age 23)
Chicago, Illinois, United States


Hip hop



Years active


Associated acts

Childish Gambino, D.R.A.M., Noname, Saba, Savemoney, Vic Mensa, Kanye West

Chancelor Bennett (born 16 April 1993), better known by his stage name Chance the Rapper, is an American rapper from 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 Savemoney, and has worked as the lead vocalist for the band The Social Experiment, which released the widely lauded album Surf in May 2015.

In May 2016, Chance released his third mixtape Coloring Book to further critical acclaim. The mixtape helped to earn him three Grammy Awards in 2017, for Best New Artist, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance ("No Problem" with Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz). Coloring Book was the first streaming-only album to receive a Grammy nomination.