Chance The Rapper To Perform At White House Xmas Concert

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Washington D.C. is getting a special holiday gift from Chance the Rapper this year. The Chicago native is headed to the White House as one of the leading acts at the 94th annual National Tree Lighting Concert Dec. 1.

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Young Chano will also be joined by gospel vocalist Yolanda Adams and Kelly Clarkson. It’s no surprise the “Blessings” artist made the cut seeing as how he and President Obama have a great working relationship. Chance was among a group of musicians who met with the President in April to discuss the “My Brother’s Keeper Initiative,” which aims to spark criminal justice reform in the U.S. Obama also included Chance’s single “Acid Rain” on his summer playlist in August.

Adams and Clarkson also have experience performing at the White House. Adams appeared at the “In Performance” celebration of Ray Charles in April; and Clarkson performed at Obama’s second inauguration in 2013.

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The National Tree Lighting concert is a free event, and tickets will be awarded through an online lottery, which will begin Oct. 7 at 10 a.m.. To enter the lottery, click here.