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Riding high from the universal acclaim and success of this year’s groundbreaking mixtape Coloring Book, Chance The Rapper has been keeping himself busier than a bee. He recently wrapped up his first-ever festival titled the Magnificent Coloring Day which had appearances from Kanye West and Tyler, The Creator, and he was just announced as the headliner for Alicia Key’s upcoming Black Ball event along with A$AP Rocky.

His next gig however has come from none other than Barack Obama, who just invited the rapper to play at the White House at this year’s National Christmas Tree Lighting.

Chance will be joining the likes of Kelly Clarkson and gospel singer Yolanda Adams for this year’s holiday festivity which takes place on the first of December. It is of course a high honor, with invitations coming from the President himself and past performers including everyone from Aretha Franklin to Miss Piggy.

Though Obama may not say it outright, it is clear that Chance is a personal favorite of the President. He included the song “Acid Rain” on his summer mixtape earlier this year, and even invited Chance to attend his birthday party at the White House. Chi-Town represent.

Tickets for the National Christmas Tree Lighting are hard to come by, but a free ticket lottery for the event opens on October 7. Visit the organization’s website for more information.

In other music news, Solange (sister of Queen Bey) has announced her long, long-awaited new album, A Seat at the Table, will arrive this Friday, September 30. Read more about it right here.

Words by Jake Boyer
Music Editor
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