As Promised, Chance The Rapper Held A Grammy Nomination Party In Chicago

“I decided tonight that because I’m surrounded by my best friends, by my family, that tonight was the winning night and I wanted to celebrate with you guys here in Chicago.”

As Promised, Chance The Rapper Held A Grammy Nomination Party In Chicago Michael Loccisano / Getty Images

On Tuesday, Chance the Rapper made history, becoming the first artist with a streaming-only project to be nominated for a Grammy. Chance earned seven nominations in total — including nods for Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, and more — and, as promised back in October, he held a party for family and friends in Chicago to celebrate.

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At one point during the party, Chance took the stage to thank those in attendance, as Fake Shore Drive reports. "Tonight we won, because I got nominated for a Grammy," he said. "And I don’t plan on waiting until February to figure out if I won or lost. I decided tonight that because I’m surrounded by my best friends, by my family, that tonight was the winning night and I wanted to celebrate with you guys here in Chicago.”

He continued, "If I do win any Grammy’s on that night, I promise that when I get on the stage, I’m gonna say ‘Glory be to God, I claim the victory in the name of the Lord.'” Watch the speech below via Fake Shore Drive.

As Promised, Chance The Rapper Held A Grammy Nomination Party In Chicago