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Chance the Rapper accepts the award for Best New Artist during the 59th GRAMMY Awards, on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles.
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Music News: Grammy Awards 2017 – Chance The Rapper makes History

The biggest night in music returned to the LA Staples Centre on Sunday night (February 12) for the 59th annual Grammy Awards.

Chance The Rapper, last night, became the first artist to win a Grammy without selling physical copies of his music or selling much of his music at all, for that matter. The 23-year-old rapper from Chicago has built up a singular reputation for remaining unsigned to any record label and for dropping his songs online for free.

His three wins best new artist, best rap album, and best rap performance wouldn’t have even been possible if the Grammy’s governing board hadn’t relaxed their rules last year to allow for the nomination of albums only released on streaming services like, SoundCloud, Spotify and Apple Music.

Adele took home five awards, one of which was Album Of The Year, which she dedicated to Beyoncè.

Beyoncè delivered a show-stopping performance showcasing her blossoming baby bump to the world.

Check out some of the highlights and the full list of winners below:

Record Of The Year:
“Hello” — Adele

Album Of The Year:
25 — Adele

Song Of The Year:
“Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)

Best New Artist:
Chance The Rapper

Best Pop Solo Performance:
“Hello” — Adele

Best Pop Vocal Album:
25 — Adele

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album:
Culcha Vulcha — Snarky Puppy

Best Rock Performance:
“Blackstar” — David Bowie

Best Rock Song:
“Blackstar” — David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie)

Best Alternative Music Album:
Blackstar — David Bowie

Best R&B Performance:
“Cranes in the Sky” — Solange

Best Traditional R&B Performance:
“Angel” — Lalah Hathaway

Best R&B Song:
“Lake By the Ocean” — Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Lemonade — Beyoncé

Best R&B Album:
Lalah Hathaway Live — Lalah Hathaway

Best Rap Performance:
“No Problem” — Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz

Best Rap/Sung Performance:
“Hotline Bling” — Drake

Best Rap Song:
“Hotline Bling” — Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)

Best Rap Album:
Coloring Book — Chance The Rapper

Best Improvised Jazz Solo:
“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” — John Scofield, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album:
Take Me To The Alley — Gregory Porter

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album:
Presidential Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom — Ted Nash Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album:
Tribute To Irakere: Live In Marciac — Chucho Valdés

Best Gospel Performance/Song:
“God Provides” — Tamela Mann; Kirk Franklin, songwriter

Best Gospel Album:
Losing My Religion — Kirk Franklin

Best Roots Gospel Album:
Hymns — Joey+Rory

Best Reggae Album:
Ziggy Marley — Ziggy Marley

Best Musical Theater Album:
The Color Purple — Cynthia Erivo & Jennifer Hudson, principal soloists; Stephen Bray, Van Dean, Frank Filipetti, Roy Furman, Scott Sanders & Jhett Tolentino, producers (Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell & Allee Willis, composers/lyricists) (New Broadway Cast)

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:
Miles Ahead — (Miles Davis & Various Artists)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical:
Blackstar — David Bowie, Tom Elmhirst, Kevin Killen, Tony Visconti & Joe LaPorta (David Bowie)

Best Music Video:
“Formation” — Beyoncé

Best Music Film:
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years — (The Beatles)

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