Chancelor Jonathan Bennett (born April 16, 1993), known professionally as Chance the Rapper, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor and activist.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Chance the Rapper began to gain mainstream recognition in 2013, after releasing his second mixtape, Acid Rap, which gained critical praise. He then released his third mixtape, Coloring Book, in 2016, which also garnered critical acclaim. It earned him three Grammy Awards, including the award for Best Rap Album; upon winning, it became the first streaming-only album to win a Grammy Award, and peaked at number eight on the Billboard 200.
Alongside his solo career, Chance the Rapper is a member of the Chicago collective SaveMoney, and is the lead vocalist for the band The Social Experiment; they released the album Surf in May 2015. He is also involved in social activism in the Chicago community where he resides.