Worship song electrifies the Grammys
Perhaps no one was expecting praise to God to break out at this year's Grammy awards, but thanks to a rapper from Chicago, millions of viewers who may not come to church had a chance to attend to worship this past Sunday. Chance the Rapper, a 23 year old Chicago born hip-hop artist lit up the Grammys last night with a mix of lyrics, rhymes, rhythms and performance including a full choir, gospel sounds and lyrics worked in to the performance from hit Christian worship song, How Great Is Our God.
With his Christian faith motivating his work, Chance the Rapper earned awards for Best New Artist, Best Rap Album for Coloring Book, and Best Rap Performance for “No Problem”. He joined on stage by Kirk Franklin, Francis and the Lights and Tamela Mann, along with a gospel choir and a rapid-fire medley of Coloring Book hits including “How Great”, “No Problems”, “Blessings”, and “All We Got."
Christians took to social media to stand in support of Chance the Rapper's step of faith. Worship leader Sean Feucht posted, "Pretty amazing when a worship song electrifies the Grammy's last night!"
Carlos Rodriguez of Happy Sonship wrote, "He’s quite possibly the most honest (and hopeful) representation of a follower of Jesus in Hollywood and mainstream media today.
He might not be the kind of worship leader we invite to our Sunday morning services, but he’s definitely the kind of worship leader Jesus loves to listen to.
It's so worth watching."
Other winners at this year's Grammys include:
Select winners at the 2017 Grammy Awards:
Album of the year: "25," Adele.
Record of the year: "Hello," Adele.
Best new artist: Chance the Rapper.
Song of the year (songwriter's award): "Hello," Adele and Greg Kurstin.
Best pop solo performance: "Hello," Adele.
Best pop vocal album: "25," Adele.
Best traditional pop vocal album: "Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin," Willie Nelson.
Best pop duo or group performance: "Stressed Out," twenty one pilots.
Best dance/electronic album: "Skin," Flume.
Best rock song: "Blackstar," David Bowie.
Best rock album: "Tell Me I'm Pretty," Cage the Elephant.
Best alternative music album: "Blackstar," David Bowie.
Best R&B album: "Lalah Hathaway Live," Lalah Hathaway.
Best urban contemporary album: "Lemonade," Beyonce.
Best rap album: "Coloring Book," Chance the Rapper.
Best country album: "A Sailor's Guide to Earth," Sturgill Simpson.
Best country solo performance: "My Church," Maren Morris. Best jazz vocal album: "Take Me to the Alley," Gregory Porter.
Best jazz instrumental album: "Country for Old Men," John Scofield.
Best compilation soundtrack for visual media: "Miles Ahead," Miles Davis & various artists
Producer of the year, non-classical: Greg Kurstin.
Best music video: "Formation," Beyonce.