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Beyonce, Chance the Rapper, A Tribe Called Quest Bring Religion to Grammys

posted on February 13, 2017

Religion News Service’s Emily McFarlan Miller reports, “From the depiction of the divine mother in Beyonce’s imagery to Busta Rhymes’s jab at President Trump’s ‘Muslim ban,’ religion took center stage at the 2017 Grammy Awards.” When Chance the Rapper won the award for best new artist during Sunday’s broadcast, he said, “Glory be to God. I claim this victory in the name of the Lord.” McFarlan Miller writes, “Later, he exuberantly performed his songs ‘How Great’ — featuring the chorus of Christian artist Chris Tomlin’s ‘How Great Is Our God’ — and ‘All We Got’ with Kirk Franklin, Tamela Mann and a white-robed gospel choir.” Beyonce’s performance featured similar religious themes, including references to the Virgin Mary and Kali, a Hindu goddess.

Read at Religion News Service