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.
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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