Chance The Rapper Reveals Details of His “Deal” with Apple Music

Chance The Rapper has witnessed enormous success these past couple of years. His lastest mixtape Coloring Book released in May last year became the first project to chart on the Billboard 200 solely based on streams, peaking at number eight.

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Following widespread appreciation from fans and critics alike, it also won an award for Best Rap Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards, becoming the first streaming-only album ever to win a Grammy. Coloring Book was released exclusively through Apple Music in May last year and seeing Chance’s stardom grow, some industry experts have questioned his “independence”. Some of them believe that he’s secretly pushed by a major label but projected to be an independent artist.

But unlike most artists, Chance has taken to social media and cleared up all rumors surrounding his business in a transparent way. The Chicago rapper reveals that he received half a million dollars in addition to a commercial from Apple Music to have Coloring Music exclusively on the service for two weeks before it hit Soundcloud.

Chance is currently working on his debut album which he might put on sale.