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Chance the Rapper biography: 13 things about Chancelor Johnathan Bennett

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:

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  1. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States on April 16, 1993.
  2. On April 3, 2012, he released his debut mixtape “10 Day,” which contained 14 tracks.
  3. 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.
  4. In 2014, he voiced Bob Marley in the the television series “Black Dynamite.”
  5. In 2014, he shared a house in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California with English singer-songwriter James Blake.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. On July 26, 2019, he released his debut studio album “The Big Day,” which had 22 tracks.
  10. 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.
  11. He is an outspoken critic of Donald Trump.
  12. He is an advocate against gun violence.
  13. He considers himself a Christian rapper.

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