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Chance the Rapper's Coloring Book has become the first streaming-only album to win a Grammy.
It made music history at the ceremony in Los Angeles, winning best rap album.
The unsigned 23-year-old, whose real name is Chancelor Bennett, also won best new artist and best rap performance for No Problem.
"This is for every indie artist, everybody who has been doing this mixtape stuff for a long time," he said.
It's a huge rise for the artist, who's gone from releasing his first mixtape to Grammy-winner in five years.
"I didn't think I was going to get this one so I don't have cool stuff to say," he said after picking up best rap album.
Chance the Rapper's following, from both fans and labels, has been growing since the release of his first mixtape, 10 Day, in 2012.
Although Coloring Book had the buzz of a major label style release, it appeared exclusively on Apple Music after only a week's notice.
Chance has turned down several contract offers and is still unsigned.
The Chicago-born rapper has never sold a single album, opting instead to make money through touring, carefully selected advert appearances and merchandise.
Chance often refers to his plans to stay independent in his music.
The hook on No Problem, which was up for best rap performance, takes a shot at labels that "try to stop me" and on Blessings he says; "I don't make songs for free, I make 'em for freedom".

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