But how did one of music's biggest young stars end up on TV's biggest night? Because he was a nominee.
Chance was up for the Emmy for original music and lyrics for "Last Christmas," from a "Saturday Night Live" sketch paying tribute to Run-DMC's holiday classic "Christmas in Hollis." (The award went to Common's song "Letter to the Free," from Ava DuVernay's "13th.")
Stephen Colbert kicked off the 69th Primetime Emmys with a Billy Crystal-esque opening number paying homage to some of the top nominees — singing and dancing with casts from "This Is Us" and "The Americans" — and then followed up with a politically charged monologue that could only have come from the host of "The Late Show."
On Donald Trump's much-stated desire to win an Emmy:
"But he never did. Unlike the presidency, Emmys go to the winner of the popular vote." (And as a follow-up: "Where do I find the courage to tell that joke in this room?")