Chancelor Jonathan Bennett (born April 16, 1993), better known by his stage name Chance the Rapper, is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. In 2013, he gained recognition following the release of his sophomore mixtape, Acid Rap. 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. Bennett's debut studio album The Big Day was released in 2019.
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. Bennett is involved in social activism in the Chicago community where he resides.