The American songwriter Chancelor Jonathan Bennett, most well known as Chance the Rapper, is one of the most successful unsigned artists.
He uses online streaming to reach his audience and has succeeded with tracks like Pusha Man, Acid Rain, Hey Ma, Chain Smoker, Summer Friends, Prom Night, Angels, Favorite Song, Prom Night, Hey Ma, Smoke Break, and more.
He’s also involved with the Chicago collective Savemoney and is the vocalist for the band The Social Experiment.
In addition to his musical career, he’s also involved in social activism in his hometown of Chicago. Chance’s hugely successful music career won three Grammy Awards for his mixtape ‘Coloring Book.’ He is the first streaming-only album to do so.
In addition to this, he has received BET Awards, Soul Train Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Billboard Live Music Awards, and more.
|Full Name||Chancelor Jonathan Bennett|
|Known as||Chance The Rapper, Chano|
|Birth Date||April 16, 1993|
|Age||29 Years Old|
|Birth Place||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Education||Jones College Prep High School|
|Spouse||Kirsten Corley (m. 2019)|
|Children||Marli Grace Bennett and Kensi Bennett|
|Father’s Name||Ken Williams Bennett|
|Mother’s Name||Lisa Bennett|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||77 kg (170 pounds)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Profession||Rapper, musician, singer, record producer, songwriter, actor, activist, philanthropist|
|Genre||Hip-Hop, R&B, Alternative Hip Hop|
|Net Worth||$25 Million|
Personal Life of Chance the Rapper
Chance the Rapper’s family is quite interesting. His younger brother, Taylor Bennett, is also a rapper. They began rapping together at an early age, and their styles are similar. Chance the Rapper also draws inspiration from Chicago native Kanye West.
In July 2015, Bennett announced that he was expecting his first child with his then-girlfriend, Kirsten Corley.
Then, in September 2015, Corley gave birth to their daughter Kensli. In May 2016, after they had stopped living together, Corley wanted the courts to declare Bennett as the father of their daughter, requiring him to pay child support.
However, after Bennett and Corley reconciled in 2017, the child support case reopened to work out child support terms and a parenting schedule.
As of July 4, 2018, Chance the Rapper and Corley are engaged after five years together.
Chance and Kirsten Corley married on March 9, 2019, at the Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach, California, with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West as some of their guests.
Moreover, Chance spends much of his free time with his daughter, Kensli, and in September 2019, Kirsten announced they had their second daughter named Marli.
The Career of Chance the Rapper
He began rapping at 15, following a 10-day suspension for marijuana possession on campus. In early 2011, following a 10-day suspension for marijuana possession on campus, Bennett recorded his first full-length project, a mixtape entitled 10 Day (also known as #10Day).
The project gained mixed reviews and was only promoted by Bennett himself. In December 2011, Bennett released a song titled “Windows” and publicly announced his 10-Day project.
Beginning his musical career by releasing the single “Windows,” Chance later put out the mixtape “10 Day Project,” which first got him noticed.
In 2013, he appeared on Childish Gambino’s mixtape “Royalty” and then went on tour with Gambino as an opening act across North America.
His own mixtape, “Acid Rap,” came out in 2013 and reached #63 on the US R&B Hip Hop Chart. It also won the BET Hip Hop Award for ‘Best Mixtape.’
He achieved further success with his third mixtape, Coloring Book, which peaked at #8 on the Billboard Charts. The mixtape also got 7 Grammy nominations and three wins.
He released his debut studio album, The Big Day, in 2019 and made its highest opening at #2 on Billboard.
Chance’s music is often portrayed as uplifting, with jazz and mostly gospel inspirations.
Chance the Rapper’s Net Worth, Income, and Assets
Chance The Rapper’s net worth is around $25 million. He makes most of his money from live tours, merchandise sales, and endorsements.
Additionally, he made an estimated $250,000 to $400,000 from collaborations in 2015.
Between 2016 and 2018, he made an estimated $32 million from his different ventures.
Chance the Rapper is a stream-only artist who doesn’t sell physical albums. He earns $0.006 to $0.0084 for each stream on Spotify and $3 per monetized stream on Soundcloud.
Chance the Rapper was paid $500,000 by Apple Music after striking a deal for prior rights to his mixtape Coloring Book.’
In addition, he made an average of $500,000 every night while on his 2017 Be Encouraged Tour.
Chance owns a few impressive cars. His Toyota Land Cruiser V8 is worth $107,000 and features a 5.2L V8 engine that generates 460 hp of power. It also has a driver-assist system, night vision assist, cruise control, and more.
His Lamborghini Aventador is even more impressive, with a 6.5L V12 engine giving it a top speed of 217 mph. It produces 729 hp and can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds.
The rapper also owns a Rolls Royce Wraith, which costs $317,000 and features a top speed of 155 mph. It can also accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds.
Lastly, Chane the Rapper owns a Range Rover that costs $98,000.
Chance the Rapper has a few homes that go above and beyond the average person’s housing situation.
His house in North Hollywood, California, is a whopping 7000-sq-feet, has five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, and amenities such as a studio, walk-in closet, guest house, patio, wine cellar, outdoor fireplace, and more.
Plus, he has a $4 million condo in Chicago that features state-of-the-art housing designed by Norman architects, two bedrooms, a gym, spa, soundproof library, training facility, and more.
Meanwhile, he has rented a mansion in the northern suburban area of Bannockburn to raise his family. The 6,721 sq ft. french Provincial-style mansion has 5.5 bathrooms and four fireplaces and was built in 2014. Further, it has a wine cellar, four-car garage, a rec room, and a game room.
Chance the Rapper has founded a non-profit initiative to carry out his social activism activities, Social Works, with a primary focus on creating youth programs for Chicago residents.
In 2018, he acquired the journalism website Chicagoist from its previous owner Joe Ricketts. He has also produced Chance The Rapper’s Magnificent Coloring World, Rythm+Flow, Steven Universe: The Movie, Shot in The Dark, and other projects.
Moreover, Chance’s apparel line is available on his website, featuring t-shirts, tank tops, hats, caps, jackets, hoodies, baby onesies, and crewneck sweatshirts.
Media, Endorsements, Investments, and Book Publications
Chance is an actor with credits in films like Forward: The Future of Black Music, Between Two Ferns: The Movie, Slice, and more.
His new comedy flick Sesame Street is in post-production and is expected to be released in 2022.
In addition to his work on the big screen, Chance has also lent his voice to iconic characters like Bob Marley on an episode of Black Dynamite and Bush Baby in the live-action remake of The Lion King.
When he’s not in front of the camera or microphone, Chance enjoys appearing as a guest on popular shows like Hot Ones, Entertainment Tonight, Saturday Night Live, Ellen, Good Morning America, and more.
Chance the Rapper has inked an exclusive streaming deal with Apple Music to distribute his music.
As an independent artist, he believes he can push the music industry to its limit and maintain his creative freedom.
In 2013, Chance The Rapper appeared in a Myspace commercial with Pharell Williams, SchoolboyQ, and Mac Miller. He has also appeared in Doritos commercials with the Backstreet Boys and Lionel Ritchie.
Besides his music career, Chance The Rapper has also created designs of hats for the Chicago White Sox.
He also endorses well-known brands such as Nike, H&M, Kit Kat, New Era, and Dockers.
Finally, in the 2017 book ‘Chance The Rapper: Flying High to Success, Weird, and Interesting Facts on Chancellor Jonathan Barnett,’ by Bern Bolo, readers can learn more about Chance. The paperback version of the book is available online for $11.13.
Chance the Rapper is known for his work with Chicago youth, and in 2015 he partnered with the Empowerment Plan for the Warmest Winter initiative, which donated 1000 coats to the homeless people of Detroit.
The songwriter has also founded the SocialWorks charity to foster education, mental health, and literary arts, among other things.
Chance has been involved in campaigns such as Kids of the Kingdom, My State of Mind, The New Chance, and more. He has also worked to raise awareness and funds for causes such as HIV/AIDS, education, gun violence, homelessness, and police brutality.