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Grammys 2017 live updates: Adele's '25' wins album of the year

Chance the Rapper, whose debut album, “Coloring Book,” prompted the Recording Academy to change its eligibility rules on how music is released, was crowned best new artist in the first award handed out Sunday at the 59th Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Because “Coloring Book” was available only as a free stream, the academy altered the long-standing requirement that music considered for awards be available in physical form, an acknowledgement of the shifting tide of consumers’ preferred way to listen.

Before the telecast, the Chicago rapper born Chancellor Johnathan Bennett raced to the stage to collect his first Grammy, in the rap performance category, for the...