Chance The Rapper Biography

Updated On Jun 06, 2019 Published On Oct 16, 2018
Facts of Chance The Rapper
Birth Nation: United States
Name Chancellor Johanathan Bennet
Nick Name Chance the Rapper
Father Ken Williams Bennet
Mother Lisa Bennet
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Chicago
Religion Christian
Ethnicity Black
Profession Rapper
Net Worth $9 Million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color black
Weight in KG 77
Affair with Kirsten Corley
Awards 3 Grammy awards
Albums 10 days , Acid Rap, Coloring Book
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Award-winning rapper Chancellor Jonathan Bennett is popular as Chance the Rapper and comes from the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. He is most notable for his second mixtape Acid Rap as well as his third mixtape Coloring Book which earned him 3 Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Album. Besides his solo career, Bennett is a member of the Chicago collective “Save Money”.

Childhood, Education, & Early Career

Chancelor Jonathan Bennett was born on 16th of April 1993, in Chicago, Illinois, the U.S. His father, Ken Williams-Bennett was an aide to former Chicago mayor Harold Washington and then-Senator Barack Obama, whereas, his mother, Lisa Bennett, is a secretary for the office of Illinois Attorney General.

Later, he relocated to Washington D.C. where he enrolled at Jones College Prep High School. At the time, he was a member of the Jewish Student Union.

His interest in music was an inspiration from Michael Jackson. Growing up, he began listening to hip-hop after getting first hip-hop taste through Kanye West’s “Through the Wire” on the radio. Adding, he stated, he was inspired to begin rapping by West.

During his freshman year at Jones College Prep High School, he formed the duo instrumentally with a friend. He spent most of his third year and last year of his college, writing a draft for his debut projects, 10 Day.

Musical Career: Mixtapes and Albums

His debut mixtape 10 Day has been downloaded more than 500k times via mixtape-sharing site DatPiff, since its release. The mixtape helped him to make connections with producers such as Blended Babies, Chuck Inglish, and Kenny Jame$.

The following year, he again banged the music industry with his second mixtape Acid Rap, which also helped him to earn his first ever award, “Best Hip Hop Awards”. Additionally, the mixtape was listed at #63 on Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, 26th spot on Rolling Stones, 4th by Complex, 12th on Pickfork’s.

His another hit mixtapes include Coloring Book, which also amassed various awards such as Grammy Awards, BET Hip-Hop Award, and BET Awards.

Likewise in the music industry, Bennett made his Hollywood debut, portraying the character, Marcus, in short movie Clapping for the Wrong Reasons. The same year, he made his appearance on the TV show, The Eric Andre Show. After some time, he appeared in the “The Arsenio Hall Show”. His other TV role includes Bob Marley in “Black Dynamite”, “Wild ‘N Out”, “Saturday Night Live”, and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”.

Marriage & Relationship

The rapper is American by nationality and belongs to African-American ethnicity. He is involved in a romantic love affair with his girlfriend Kirsten Corley. Together with her partner, he is blessed with a baby girl named Kensli Bennett.

Chance the Rapper Married to Girlfriend Kirsten Corley

Chance the Rapper is currently married to his long term girlfriend Kirsten Corley. The duo got married in March 2019 at the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California. 

The wedding ceremony included much celebrity from the Hollywood town including Kim Kardashian WestKanye WestDave Chappelle, and many others.

While their nuptial happened in March 2019, the couple had been officially married since December 27, 2018.

Net Worth & Income Source

The significant source of Bennett’s income is the music industry, however, some parts of his wealth are from the acting industry as he has done some of the acting projects. Apart from the entertainment industry, he adds tremendous sum through endorsement deals with various renowned brands such as Apple and Kit Kat.

As of now, his net worth is estimated to be $33 million. He owns a few luxury cars including Range Rover.

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Born in United States

April 16 , 1993

Chancelor Jonathan Bennett was born on 16th of April 1993 in Chicago,  By nationality, he is an American and he belongs to African-American ethnicity. 

Made his professional debut in Music Industry

2012

Bennett's debut mixtape, 10 Day has been downloaded more than 500k times via mixtape-sharing site DatPiff, since its release. The mixtape helped him to make connections with producers such as Blended BabiesChuck Inglish, and Kenny Jame$.

Second Album and His First Award

2013

His second mixtape, Acid Rap, helped him to earn his first ever award, “Bet Hip Hop Awards”. Additionally, the mixtape was listed #63 on Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, 26th spot on Rolling Stones, 4th by Complex, 12th on Pickfork’s, as well as also made it to the list of 50 Best Albums and as one of the NPR Music’s 50 Favorite Albums.

Debut in Acting Industry

2013

Bennett made his Hollywood debut, portraying the character, Marcus, in short movie “Clapping for the Wrong Reasons”. The same year, he made his appearance on the TV show, “The Eric Andre Show”.

Began Dating Kristen Corley

2013

In this year, he not only release his second album but found his love as well. Two years later, together with his girlfriend, Kristen Corley, welcome their first child, Kensli Bennett.

Current Net Worth

2018

As of 2018, Bennett's net worth is estimated to be $33 million. The significant source of Bennett’s income is music industry, however, some parts of his wealth are from acting industry as he has done some of the acting projects.