Talent agency UTA will be representing Chance the Rapper across numerous ventures — that is, outside of touring in the United States and Canada, which is still being handled by booking agent Cara Lewis and her CL Group.
The rapper, who hails from from Chicago and is managed by Pat Corcoran (i.e. ‘Pat the Manager’), successfully released his second album this past summer (or technically, his debut album given that his first major release was a ‘mixtape’). On the latest release — debut or otherwise — a number of tracks quickly gained traction, including “The Big Day,” “Hot Shower,” “All Day Long” and “Do You Remember”.
Of course, there’s plenty of demand to see Chance perform live. The rapper has played many of the biggest venues, such as Lollapalooza, Life is Beautiful and Sasquatch. Still, this month he decided to delay his current tour until the beginning of next year, citing the oft-cited desire of many music artists: to spend more time with family. Chance not only has a wife but two small children as well.
Chance’s mixtape Coloring Book won 3 Grammy Awards for Best New Artist, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance (for the song “No Problem.”)
The mixtape was actually the first streaming-only album to ever win a Grammy Award (though, of course, Chance purists will tell you this isn’t technically an ‘album’). The rapper was also the first unsigned artist to both host and perform on Saturday Night Live.
Chance has appeared in a number of films as an actor, too. The list includes The Lion King, Slice, and Steven Universe: The Movie.
The rapper is also the founder of the charity SocialWorks, and is renowned for a generating multiple philanthropic initiatives and donations.