Chance the Rapper’s debut album is coming soon, and it’s going to be a big day.
Literally. The Chicago rapper revealed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon that his first official album to be sold is titled The Big Day and will be available July 26. Chance the Rapper has been dropping hints on social media since the beginning of this year about creating his first “owbum,” after only releasing free mixtapes up until this point in his career. His last project “Coloring Book” pushed him into the mainstream spotlight in 2016, and earned the 26-year-old a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. The project became the first-ever streaming-only album to do so.
Chance said this forthcoming project would be sold, solidifying the difference between his last three mixtapes, and this next official album.
“People at home, a lot of people know I haven’t sold my projects before. All of my mixtapes were free. This is my debut album, so there’s like a pre-order,” Chance told the Jimmy Fallon audience Tuesday night. He then explained that he and Fallon made a deal: if the late night talk show host pre-ordered Chance’s new album, he would give us the scoop on the title and release date.
The deal was done.
“My name is Chance the Rapper and I will be releasing my debut album on July 26 entitled The Big Day,” he said.
Chance led off the album in May with a single titled “Groceries” featuring TisaKorean that was accompanied by a viral dance challenge. Hypebeast reported that The Big Day will comprise of 20 songs.
Chano wasn’t the only celeb to do a big reveal on Fallon Tuesday night. Jennifer Lopez also gave viewers an exclusive with the first look at the trailer for her new movie Hustlers featuring Cardi B and Lizzo.