UTA has announced its representation of Chance the Rapper in all areas and for worldwide bookings outside the US and Canada. UTA will work with Chance across his entire business, focusing on global touring, brand partnerships, acting, producing, licensing and synchronization, speaking engagements, books, charity work and more.
One of the leading voices in the pop culture landscape, Chance is a rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, producer, philanthropist and activist. Most recently, he released his highly anticipated debut studio album The Big Day in July 2019. The record launched at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, marking his highest-charting album to date. Three singles from the album, “Hot Shower” featuring MadeinTYO & DaBaby, “All Day Long” featuring John Legend, and “Do You Remember” featuring Death Cab for Cutie, all broke into the Billboard Top 100 singles chart. With his three new hits, Chance has charted 12 Hot 100 singles throughout his career.
Prior to The Big Day, Chance won three Grammy awards in 2017 for his third mixtape Coloring Book, including “Best Rap Album,” “Best New Artist” and “Best Rap Performance” for his single “No Problem.” The mixtape made history as the first time a streaming-only record won a Grammy. In the same year, he became the first unsigned artist to ever host and perform on Saturday Night Live. Chance first broke into the music industry in 2012 with his debut mixtape 10 Day and gained mainstream recognition in 2013 with the Acid Rap mixtape.
Throughout his career, he has collaborated with a diverse range of artists including Childish Gambino, Nicki Minaj, Erykah Badu, Justin Bieber, Megan Thee Stallion, Action Bronson, Madonna and Shawn Mendes, among others.
A celebrated arena and festival headliner, Chance has toplined Lollapalooza (Chicago and South America), Life is Beautiful, Sasquatch, LoveBox, and Summer Sonic. In 2016, Chance also produced his own festival Magnificent Coloring Day in his native Chicago. The sold-out festival, which took place at the White Sox’s Cellular One Field, set an attendance record at the park with over 47,000 attendees. The all-star lineup included performances by Kanye West and Legend as well as Alicia Keys, Common, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Skrillex, Tyler, The Creator, Lil Uzi Vert and Francis and the Lights. Global tour dates for 2020 are forthcoming.
Outside of his musical accomplishments, Chance is a rising player across film and television spaces. He recently voiced a character in the 2019 live-action reboot of The Lion King. Other acting credits include the crime comedy Slice; the Cartoon Network movie Steven Universe: The Movie, which he also executive produced; and several short films. Additionally, he served as an executive producer on the basketball documentary Shot in the Dark alongside NBA superstar Dwayne Wade. Next up, he will serve as a judge and executive producer on the unscripted Netflix series Rhythm + Flow, also starring Cardi B and T.I.
Chance is a humanitarian in his hometown of Chicago. He founded SocialWorks, a charity aiming to create programs to empower and educate youth. Its focus on education, mental health, homelessness, and performing and literary arts directly affects thousands of youth yearly. Chance has donated two million dollars to Chicago Public Schools and mental wellness access, and through SocialWorks has raised over seven million dollars for Chicago’s Youth.