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American hip hop recording artist and a Grammy-Award winner, Chance the Rapper is slated to perform on Aug. 22 at the MOA Arena

Chance the Rapper (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Chance the Rapper (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Presented by MMI Live together with Globe, it is his first-ever arena headlining tour in Asia.

Chicago superstar Chance the Rapper quickly rose to prominence after he self-released his debut mixtape “10 Day” in 2012 and his stunning “Acid Rap” in 2013. Since then, Chance the Rapper has performed at festivals like Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza and worked with superstars like Lil B, Kanye West, Skrillex, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and more.

Though early in his career still, Chance the Rapper’s best bit as a hip-hop artist and musician has come from his third mixtape, “Coloring Book” in 2016. The mixtape featured guest appearances from Kanye West, Justin Bieber, and Future.

Debuting at number eight on Billboard 200, it became the first release to chart solely on streams. The mixtape was widely lauded by the critics and went on to receive three Grammy nominations including Best Rap Album, Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance for the single “No Problem,” featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz with seven other nominations in total. It also became the first streaming-exclusive album to ever do so with over 57 million streams its first week. The Grammy-winning single, “No Problem,” was a Top 50 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and reached No. 5 on the Billboard Rhythmic chart.

A devout Christian who often refers to Christ in his songs, Chance the Rapper was listed 7th on the Forbes “30 Under 30” 2015 music list.

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