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Aug162019

Chance the Rapper's "Big Day": Receives SoundCloud Award for a billion streams

(L-R) SoundCloud Global Head of Artist Relations & Label Services Lisa Ellis, Chance the Rapper, SoundCloud President, Mike Weissman; Credit: SANGO_NYC Chance the Rapper certainly had a Big Day on Friday: After performing in New York's Central Park as part of ABC's Good Morning America summer concert series, he received a special award from SoundCloud.

Lil Chano was celebrated as the first independent SoundCloud Premier creator to notch a billion streams on the platform, and was honored with a special plaque marking the milestone. 

The rapper uploaded his first track to SoundCloud eight years ago and has subsequently used the platform to build his following via his mixtapes, including Coloring Book, the first streaming-only album to win a Grammy. 

In 2017, Chance and Young Thug released the song "Big B's" exclusively to SoundCloud to draw traffic to the site, amid reports that it was in danger of closing down.

Chance's debut album The Big Day is, of course, available to stream on SoundCloud as well.

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