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Grammy Awards: Adele's '25' wins top honors, Chance the Rapper makes history

Grammy Awards: Adele's '25' wins top honors, Chance the Rapper makes history

Though he was denied album of the year, which went to Adele for “25,” Chance the Rapper made Grammy history Sunday.

The 23-year-old South Side artist beat out his primary inspiration, Kanye West, and Drake for best best rap album for “Coloring Book,” and also won best new artist. He praised his parents, Chicago and his keyboardist-producer Peter Cottontale and manager Patrick Corcoran, the core of his homegrown musical mini-empire.

Chance’s first Grammy, for best rap performance (“No Problem”), broke an invisible barrier. The rapper has never sold a single piece of recorded music, instead making his music available for free streaming on-line while developing a worldwide...

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