Chance The Rapper is notable for his meteoric rise to fame in the music industry in less than a decade since he released his first mixtape, ‘10Day’ which he compiled during a 10-day suspension by his school for the possession of marijuana. Over the years, he has also explored other real-life areas in his music which many of his listeners can relate with. The rapper’s ‘Acid Rap’ captures the violence people experience in his hometown of Chicago. He is also credited for the highly successful album ‘Coloring Book’ as well as the recent matrimonial themed album ‘The Big Day’. Big Day did not come as a surprise as the rapper is known for the strong bond he shares with his childhood sweetheart, Kirsten Corley.
The rapper has not ceased to use any available platform to express his undying love for his beau. From social media where he occasionally expresses his love for her right down to mentioning her name at the Grammy’s, one can attest to the fact that Kristen is definitely his dream girl! More so, it would interest you to know that even after 16 years, Chance the Rapper was still hellbent to make Kristen Corley his wife which is laudable.
Chance’s Wife Has Worked In The Fashion Industry
The widely acclaimed rapper who is revered for his musical tenacity is also a very romantic husband and father. His wife, Kirsten is a model and though she is yet to have an extensive modeling career, it is worth mentioning that she worked with the designer, Alexander Wang in 2014 showcasing his Autumn/Winter designs. Asides this, there is no other publicly known work she has been a part of as the young lady does not update the public about her personal affairs.
On the relationship front though, Kristen Corley could not escape the prying eyes of the public as her beau is an icon in the music industry and they have been together for a pretty long time.
The Couple Go Way-Back
The rapper revealed that he was around age 9 when he saw Kirsten for the first time and she was performing one of Destiny’s Child songs alongside 2 other young girls. Chance said he was totally smitten by Kirsten from that moment as she was the most beautiful girl he had ever laid eyes on.
They officially started dating in 2013 and two years down the line, the duo welcomed their daughter Kensli in September 2015. However, no picture of their child was shared with the public until 31st December 2016 when Chance shared a picture of Kensli on Instagram.
Their Relationship Has Survived Some Trials
It was rumored that the couple was going through a crisis as earlier in May 2016, Kirsten moved out of their house and for reasons best known to the pair, they commenced a legal battle for child support. Their on-and-off relationship lingered till the next year but they managed to mend their relationship and on Kristen’s birthday in May 2018, the rapper wished a happy birthday in a very romantic way on Instagram.
On July 4th 2018, Chance asked Kristen to marry him during a family hangout in Chicago and she said yes! A very grand wedding ceremony followed the next year on March 9th 2019 and it had in attendance a lot of popular names in Hollywood. The newlyweds welcomed their second daughter that year in September and she was named, Marli Grace Bennett.
The Rapper’s Net Worth Keeps Rising Even Though He Does Not Sell His Music
Chance the Rapper has definitely done quite well for himself even though he is not signed to any record label. Notably, he has made it possible for albums that are streamed to be eligible for a Grammy award as his songs have thrived so well on such platforms. The Chicago-based rapper is currently one of the biggest music sensations in recent years and his income has significantly grown into millions of dollars since the release of his debut mixtape in 2012 as can be seen below:
- In 2013, his wealth was estimated to be $800,000
- In 2014, his earnings came to be $869,000
- In 2015, his income rose to $1 million
- In 2016, it got to $5 million
- As of May 2017, his wealth was $9 million.
- 3 years after (2020), Chance the Rapper is worth $33 million
This meteoric rise to fame and massive wealth the artist has garnered in just a few years in the music industry is quite impressive and many have pondered how he makes his money since he is not signed to any record label nor is he selling his albums physically. Well, Chance is of the perspective that he would limit his music if he was selling his songs rather, he uploads his songs on streaming platforms like Spotify, Soundcloud, and Apple Music. He reportedly makes about $0.006 and $0.0084 on Spotify whenever any of his songs are streamed and sometime in 2016 he made up to $500,000 from a deal he had with Apple Music for the critically acclaimed album, ‘Coloring Book’.
Chance also earns a lot of money from touring and it was gathered that he made up to $500,000 from the sales of tickets during his 2017 ‘Be Encouraged Tour’. He has also collaborated with several top artistes which include the likes of Kanye West, Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Young Thug, Future, and Madonna among others. These collaborations with these popular artistes have boosted his image in the industry and has endeared him to tons of fans.
Apart for his music, the artist makes money as a brand ambassador for numerous brands. A list of such firms include, KitKat, Nike, H&M and he is a representative of the club, Chicago White Sox. Chance the Rapper was also a part of the those that promoted the #ThankUObama clothing line created by the designer, Joe Fresh. Although that was actually not the first time the rapper had shown his support for both Barack and Michelle Obama as he is an avid supporter of the former US president and first lady.