Chance the Rapper has dropped his third mixtape Coloring Book as of last week, and the people are loving it. Apple Music has benefited from its exclusivity, seeing as though it can only be streamed on their platform. And while many give Coloring Book critical aclaim, it's potential for winning a GRAMMY is least likely, mainly due to it's online release, which didn't include physical commercial releases in stores.
According to the GRAMMY guidelines, music must be “commercially released in general distribution in the United States, i.e. sales by label to a branch or recognized independent distributor, via the Internet, or mail order/retail sales for a nationally marketed product.”
With that being highlighted, Chance is out of the running for a GRAMMY nod, no matter how much the people love it. Apple Music is a paid platform, however... Chance's mixtape isn't available for purchase there either. Even if it out streams Drake's new album, VIEWS it's still DQ'd. Thus, a petition has been going around to update the archaic rules, especially given that music publishing has fundamentally shifted due to streaming services.