The 59th Annual Grammy Awards was full of show-stopping moments. People are still buzzing about Queen Bey’s twinsie performance, Adele’s tribute to George Michael and Bruno Mars’ tribute to Prince.
The most talked about performance of the night though was when Chance the Rapper, Kirk Franklin, Francis and the Lights, Tamela Mann, and a full gospel choir blew the audience away with a soulful performance of “How Great Is Our God.”
Their five minutes on stage was a mashup of songs from Chance’s overtly Christian album Coloring Book, including “How Great” and “Blessings.”
The powerful performance was kicked off with an a Capella opening of lines from the hymn “How Great Is Our God,” followed by the empowering statement: “God is better than the world’s best thing.” Then Chance broke out into his poetic rap about faith and Jesus. The Grammy-worthy performance was brought home by Kirk Franklin and a full gospel choir, that truly brought the house down.
Chance was nominated for seven Grammys this year, walking away with three of those including Best Rap Performance for “No Problem,” Best New Artist and Best Rap Album.
During his acceptance speech, the rapper claimed his victory “in the name of the Lord” and thanked God for all the people he brought into his life who believed in him and helped him.