(AllHipHop News) Earlier this year, Chance The Rapper started a campaign to convince the Recording Academy to change its rules to allow non-commercial projects to be eligible for the Grammy Awards.
The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences did decide to alter its criteria, and now free bodies of work can earn nominations.
Chance made history this week when his critically acclaimed “mixtape” Coloring Book earned a Grammy nod for Best Rap Album.
Coloring Book became the first streaming-only project to receive a nomination.
The Chicago-raised entertainer is up for a total of seven Grammys in 2017.
Besides competing for Best Rap Album, Chance is also up for Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance (“No Problem”), Best Rap/Sung Performance (“Ultralight Beam”), and Best Rap Song (“No Problem”/”Famous”/”Ultralight Beam”).
Glory be to God. I’m nominated for 7 #grammys. Thank you to everyone who worked on Coloring Book, I love you.
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) December 6, 2016
Check out the full list of nominees for the Rap categories for the 59th Grammy Awards.
Best Rap Album:
Coloring Book — Chance The Rapper
And the Anonymous Nobody — De La Soul
Major Key — DJ Khaled
Views — Drake
Blank Face LP — ScHoolboy Q
The Life of Pablo — Kanye West
Best Rap Performance:
“No Problem” — Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
“Pop Style” — Drake Featuring The Throne
“All The Way Up” — Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared
“That Part” — ScHoolboy Q Featuring Kanye West
Best Rap/Sung Performance:
“Freedom” — Beyoncé Featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Hotline Bling” — Drake
“Broccoli” — D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty
“Ultralight Beam” — Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream
“Famous” — Kanye West Featuring Rihanna
Best Rap Song:
“All The Way Up” — Joseph Cartagena, Edward Davadi, Shandel Green, Karim Kharbouch, Andre Christopher Lyon, Reminisce Mackie & Marcello Valenzano, songwriters (Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared)
“Famous” — Chancelor Bennett, Ross Birchard, Ernest Brown, Andrew Dawson, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Noah Goldstein, Kejuan Muchita, Patrick Reynolds, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Rihanna)
“Hotline Bling” — Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)
“No Problem” — Chancelor Bennett, Dwayne Carter & Tauheed Epps, songwriters (Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)
“Ultralight Beam” — Chancelor Bennett, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Kirk Franklin, Noah Goldstein, Samuel Griesemer, Terius Nash, Jerome Potter, Kelly Price, Nico “Donnie Trumpet” Segal, Derek Watkins, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream)