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.
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.