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Chance the Rapper

Grammy Award-Winning Hip-Hop Artist & Activist

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Chance the Rapper Biography

Chancelor Bennett, known by his stage name, Chance the Rapper, is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and activist from Chicago. A key player in the music industry, Chance has been recognized on Forbes' "30 Under 30" 2015 music list and served as a coach on the twenty-third season of The Voice in the spring of 2023.

Bennett released his debut mixtape, "10 Day," in 2012. The aptly named mixtape was recorded while Bennett was serving a 10-day suspension from high school for possession of marijuana. He began to gain mainstream recognition in 2013 after releasing his second mixtape, "Acid Rap," which gained critical praise and led to his inclusion in XXL's annual freshman class in May 2014. He then released his third mixtape, "Coloring Book," in 2016, which garnered further critical acclaim and attention. It earned him three Grammy Awards, including the award for Best Rap Album; upon winning, it became the first streaming-only album to win a Grammy Award and peaked at number eight on the Billboard 200. His debut studio album, "The Big Day," was released on July 26, 2019.

Alongside his solo career, Bennett is a member of the Chicago collective SaveMoney, and is the vocalist for the band the Social Experiment; they released the album Surf in May 2015, led by trumpeter Nico Segal. He is also involved in social activism in the Chicago community where he resides. Bennett has actively fought to combat gun violence in Chicago and promoted the "#SaveChicago" campaign. His work to support Chicago youth includes hosting Open Mike nights for Chicago-area high school students and starting an initiative called Warmest Winter 2016. Additionally, Bennett co-created a new nonprofit called SocialWorks in September 2016, which aimed to create youth programs for residents of Chicago.

Bennett's father, Ken Williams-Bennett, was an aide to the late Chicago mayor Harold Washington and then-Senator Barack Obama. Bennett personally met President Obama in his youth and discussed his aspirations to be a rapper, to which Obama responded with "word." In his later career, he met with President Obama again at the White House to discuss the My Brother's Keeper Challenge initiative in April 2016.

Bennett's interest in music began with Michael Jackson, whom he exclusively listened to on cassettes until the fifth grade. Growing up, Chance's parents were constantly playing music, including Billie Holiday, Sam Cooke, and other artists in the jazz and gospel genres. He began listening to hip-hop after hearing "Through the Wire" by Kanye West on the radio while walking through Hyde Park, Chicago. After finding out the song was on West's debut album, "The College Dropout," he purchased the album, making it the first hip-hop album that he listened to. Bennett considers West a huge influence on him and has said that he was inspired to begin rapping by West. He even co-wrote and appeared on several tracks on Kanye West's album "The Life of Pablo" in 2016.

Bennett is Christian and refers to Jesus in many of his songs. He believes that God is to thank for his blessings and success and has attended multiple dates for Kanye West's Sunday Service. His music often incorporates jazz-inspired melodies and gospel influences, and he often incorporates choirs into his music to maximize gospel undertones. Bennett has a light-lyric tenor voice with a vocal range spanning three octaves.

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  • How do I book Chance the Rapper to speak at my event?

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  • What are the speaker fees for Chance the Rapper

    Speaking fees for Chance the Rapper, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Chance the Rapper are $200,000 and above for live events and $100,000 - $200,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Chance the Rapper, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Chance the Rapper speak about?

    Chance the Rapper is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Diversity Speakers, Entertainers, Entertainment, Music, Social Justice, Speakers by Industry, University Speakers, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Chance the Rapper travel from?

    Chance the Rapper generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Chance the Rapper’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Chance the Rapper for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chance the Rapper for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Chance the Rapper or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Chance the Rapper Biography

Chancelor Bennett, known by his stage name, Chance the Rapper, is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and activist from Chicago. A key player in the music industry, Chance has been recognized on Forbes' "30 Under 30" 2015 music list and served as a coach on the twenty-third season of The Voice in the spring of 2023.

Bennett released his debut mixtape, "10 Day," in 2012. The aptly named mixtape was recorded while Bennett was serving a 10-day suspension from high school for possession of marijuana. He began to gain mainstream recognition in 2013 after releasing his second mixtape, "Acid Rap," which gained critical praise and led to his inclusion in XXL's annual freshman class in May 2014. He then released his third mixtape, "Coloring Book," in 2016, which garnered further critical acclaim and attention. It earned him three Grammy Awards, including the award for Best Rap Album; upon winning, it became the first streaming-only album to win a Grammy Award and peaked at number eight on the Billboard 200. His debut studio album, "The Big Day," was released on July 26, 2019.

Alongside his solo career, Bennett is a member of the Chicago collective SaveMoney, and is the vocalist for the band the Social Experiment; they released the album Surf in May 2015, led by trumpeter Nico Segal. He is also involved in social activism in the Chicago community where he resides. Bennett has actively fought to combat gun violence in Chicago and promoted the "#SaveChicago" campaign. His work to support Chicago youth includes hosting Open Mike nights for Chicago-area high school students and starting an initiative called Warmest Winter 2016. Additionally, Bennett co-created a new nonprofit called SocialWorks in September 2016, which aimed to create youth programs for residents of Chicago.

Bennett's father, Ken Williams-Bennett, was an aide to the late Chicago mayor Harold Washington and then-Senator Barack Obama. Bennett personally met President Obama in his youth and discussed his aspirations to be a rapper, to which Obama responded with "word." In his later career, he met with President Obama again at the White House to discuss the My Brother's Keeper Challenge initiative in April 2016.

Bennett's interest in music began with Michael Jackson, whom he exclusively listened to on cassettes until the fifth grade. Growing up, Chance's parents were constantly playing music, including Billie Holiday, Sam Cooke, and other artists in the jazz and gospel genres. He began listening to hip-hop after hearing "Through the Wire" by Kanye West on the radio while walking through Hyde Park, Chicago. After finding out the song was on West's debut album, "The College Dropout," he purchased the album, making it the first hip-hop album that he listened to. Bennett considers West a huge influence on him and has said that he was inspired to begin rapping by West. He even co-wrote and appeared on several tracks on Kanye West's album "The Life of Pablo" in 2016.

Bennett is Christian and refers to Jesus in many of his songs. He believes that God is to thank for his blessings and success and has attended multiple dates for Kanye West's Sunday Service. His music often incorporates jazz-inspired melodies and gospel influences, and he often incorporates choirs into his music to maximize gospel undertones. Bennett has a light-lyric tenor voice with a vocal range spanning three octaves.

Chance the Rapper Videos

  • Chance The Rapper Addresses His Haters, Speaks On His 'Good ...
    their signature blend of honesty and humor. The results are the best interviews to be found on radio. #BreakfastClub #ChanceTheRapper ...
  • Chance the Rapper - Child of God (2022) | Official Music Video
    Child Of God Story & Lyrics by me The Rapper Artwork by Naïla Opiangah Production by Al Hug, DexLvl, Peter Cottontale Additional vocals by...
  • Chance The Rapper: Artist, Filmmaker, & Most Importantly, Dad
    We talk to Chance The Rapper about creating his new concert movie “Magnificent Coloring World,” the artists he’s feeling right now (shoutout to...

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  • How do I book Chance the Rapper to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Chance the Rapper for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Chance the Rapper, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Chance the Rapper or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Chance the Rapper

    Speaking fees for Chance the Rapper, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Chance the Rapper are $200,000 and above for live events and $100,000 - $200,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Chance the Rapper, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Chance the Rapper speak about?

    Chance the Rapper is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Diversity Speakers, Entertainers, Entertainment, Music, Social Justice, Speakers by Industry, University Speakers, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Chance the Rapper travel from?

    Chance the Rapper generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Chance the Rapper’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Chance the Rapper for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chance the Rapper for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Chance the Rapper or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Chance the Rapper is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Chance the Rapper for your event is $200,000 and above. Chance the Rapper generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Common, Aloe Blacc, Van Jones, Nikki Giovanni and Janelle Monáe. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chance the Rapper for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Chance the Rapper Speaker Videos

  • Chance The Rapper Addresses His Haters, Speaks On His 'Good ...
    their signature blend of honesty and humor. The results are the best interviews to be found on radio. #BreakfastClub #ChanceTheRapper ...
    Chance the Rapper - Child of God (2022) | Official Music Video
    Child Of God Story & Lyrics by me The Rapper Artwork by Naïla Opiangah Production by Al Hug, DexLvl, Peter Cottontale Additional vocals by Moses Sumney Directed by Troy Gueno Cinematography...
  • Chance The Rapper: Artist, Filmmaker, & Most Importantly, Dad
    We talk to Chance The Rapper about creating his new concert movie “Magnificent Coloring World,” the artists he’s feeling right now (shoutout to Teezo Touchdown, G Herbo, Polo G, and Baby Keem),...
    Chance the Rapper’s Dad Didn’t Want Him to Become a Rapper
    Chance the Rapper talks about how he started making music, how he came up with his stage name and the upcoming initiatives of his nonprofit organization SocialWorks.
  • Chance the Rapper and the Art of Activism
    Chancelor Bennett, otherwise known as “Chance the Rapper” is a 23-year-old independent artist born and raised here, on the south side of ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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