Professionally known as Chance the Rapper, Chancelor Johnathan Bennett is a rapper, a singer, a songwriter and an actor. He is also an activist and a philanthropist.
Like Chance the Rapper, his younger brother Taylor Bennett is also a rapper. Their parents are Ken Williams-Bennett and Lisa Bennett.
Aside from being a solo artist, Chance the Rapper is also a member of the hip hop collective Savemoney and the vocalist of the band Social Experiment. Here are 13 more facts about him:
- He was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States on April 16, 1993.
- On April 3, 2012, he released his debut mixtape “10 Day,” which contained 14 tracks.
- He started dating Kirsten Corley in 2013. Their daughters Kensli Bennett and Marli Bennett were born on September 20, 2015 and August 29, 2019, respectively.
- In 2014, he voiced Bob Marley in the the television series “Black Dynamite.”
- In 2014, he shared a house in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California with English singer-songwriter James Blake.
- On May 13, 2016, he released his third mixtape “Coloring Book.” In 2017, the mixtape won Best Rap Album at the Grammy Awards making it the first streaming-only album ever to win a Grammy.
- In 2018, he made his film debut by playing Dax Lycander in the horror comedy “Slice,” which also starred Zazie Beetz, Will Brill, Y’lan Noel and Hannibal Buress.
- On March 9, 2019, he married Corley at the Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach, California, USA. Among their guests were Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
- On July 26, 2019, he released his debut studio album “The Big Day,” which had 22 tracks.
- He was supposed to receive the UNICEF Chicago Humanitarian Award on April 25, 2020 but the awarding ceremony was cancelled due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
- He is an outspoken critic of Donald Trump.
- He is an advocate against gun violence.
- He considers himself a Christian rapper.