The Voice returns to television sets this week with a new season, which will feature two new mentors. Chance the Rapper and Naill Horan are the new mentors for the NBC talent challenge, joining Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson. The 29-year-old American hip-hop music performer was born in Chicago, Illinois. the seasons debut of The Voice season 23 will air on NBC on Monday, March 6, at 8 p.m. ET.
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The Voice season 23 will feature Chance the Rapper as a new mentor.
Chance the Rapper, an American hip-hop recording artist, is scheduled to join the group of judges on the new season of the NBC talent competition, which has been running since 2011. Chancellor Jonathan Bennet was born in Chicago in 1993 to Lisa Bennet and Ken Williams-Bennett. While his mother was the Illinois Attorney General, his father worked as an assistant to Senator Barack Obama. The future cast member of The Voice encountered President Barack Obama as an adolescent because his father served in the Department of Labor during Obama’s first tenure.
Chance made his first mixtape in 2011, after being expelled from high school for using marijuana. Complex magazine named him one of the ten emerging Chicago singers to watch. He published his album the following year, on April 3, 2012. The Voice season 23 teacher was featured on Childish Gambino’s album, and the latter requested him to perform for him on his first North American show tour. Chance Acid Rap, the rapper’s third EP, debuted at number 26 on the Heatseekers list and at number 63 on the US R&B and Hip Hop chart in 2013.
It was nominated for Best Album at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards the same year. It was also included on several lists, including Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and many others. Chance was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Original Music and Lyrics for his Saturday Night Live appearance in 2017. Last Christmas was a song he sang with Kenan Thompson, Eli Bruggemann, and Will Stephens.
The artist was awarded Chicago’s Distinguished Child of the Year in 2014. He received the honor for his efforts to assist children by organizing several open mike evenings for high school students in cooperation with the Chicago Public Library. Two years later, he raised funds to distribute 100 jackets and sleeping bags to destitute people through his Warmest Winter project. Following that, The Voice season 23 teacher co-founded SocialWorks, a charity group. The organization develops novel juvenile initiatives for Chicago citizens.
Chance the Rapper gave $1 million to Chicago Public Schools in 2017. His efforts to help the most vulnerable members of society won him the UNICEF Chicago Humanitarian Prize at the organization’s yearly banquet in 2020. Former One Direction band and vocalist Niall Horan will be one of the new mentors joining him on The Voice. Beginning Monday, March 6, the two will join Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton on the season. Watch the season debut at 8 p.m. ET; segments will be accessible to view on Peacock the following day.