Chance The Rapper Throws 'Magnificent Coloring World' Carnival; "Coloring Book" Becomes First Album to Chart From Streaming Alone
Mon, 23 May 2016 09:48:20
It has been a big week for Chance the Rapper. His third mixtape, Coloring Book, became the first streaming-exclusive ‘album' to debut on the Billboard 200, according to Billboard. "It's worth noting that while Coloring Book is the first album to chart on the list entirely from streams, Kanye West's recently released The Life of Pablo's units are almost entirely driven by streams." Meanwhile in Chicago, Chance through an event called the Magnificent Coloring World.
According to Pitchfork, individuals who attended the event wrote on social media, "ticket holders met at a location in Chicago, and then buses transported participants to a warehouse. Then, a video projected on a screen soundtracked by Chance's "Blessings." After a message that said "Are You Ready?" appeared, the screen came down, revealing an enormous play area. The "Sunday Candy" video set seemed to be there, people appeared to be drawing on massive surfaces, dancers came out, a choir performed, people were given kiwi Mistic to drink, and naturally, music from Coloring Book played. He was also apparently spotted on location."
Chance the Rapper's Coloring Book was released May 12th and was immediately met with widespread critical acclaim. And with the new details of the mixtape's popularity being released, it seems as if it is doing well in the eyes of the people too. Chance currently has three scheduled upcoming live shows. The first takes place on June 3rd in Anaheim, California. He is also set to make appearances at San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival and the Summerset Music Festival in Somerset, Wisconsin.
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff