Chance the Rapper scored seven Grammy nominations Tuesday morning, including a historic first ever nomination for a streaming-only project. He also scored nominations for Best New Artist, Best Rap Song, and several nods for his work on Kanye West'sThe Life of Pablo.
Back in October, he promised in a Billboard interview that he would throw a big party if he managed to earn a nomination "If I get nominated, I’m going to throw a huge party in Chicago and I’ll fly in all my friends. We’ll celebrate the Grammys’ recognition of grass-roots independent artists and this new way of releasing music by nominating me. We’ll f—ing go crazy for, like, two days straight," he said at the time.
On Tuesday night, he made good on his promise. "Tonight we won, because I got nominated for a Grammy," he said, according to a report from Fake Shore Drive. "And I don’t plan on waiting until February to figure out if I won or lost. I decided tonight that because I’m surrounded by my best friends, by my family, that tonight was the winning night and I wanted to celebrate with you guys here in Chicago. If I do win any Grammy’s on that night, I promise that when I get on the stage, I’m gonna say ‘Glory be to God, I claim the victory in the name of the Lord.'”
According to Fake Shore Drive, the night also included performances from Chance's collaborators Eryn Allen Kane and The O’My’s. You can check out the video of his speech above, and catch up on all the Grammy nominations here.