May 22, 2017
Lauren Daigle Wins Two 2017 Billboard Music Awards
ABOUT LAUREN DAIGLE: Signed to Centricity Music in 2013, Lauren Daigle’s first full-length album How Can It Be, now RIAA Certified Gold, released in April 2015. The album was also nominated at the 2016 GRAMMY® Awards for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album, while one of its top singles, “Trust In You,” was nominated at this year’s GRAMMY Awards for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song. Along with winning a 2016 Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Album (How Can It Be), Daigle was also nominated last year for an American Music Award (Favorite Artist Contemporary/Inspirational). Just last month, Daigle performed on the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™ with Reba McEntire. The duo sang McEntire’s single “Back to God,” which was lauded as one of the top collaborations that night.
Lauren Daigle has won six Dove Awards (nominated for ten), including New Artist of the Year and Song of the Year in 2015 and Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year in 2016. Also last year, Daigle received three K-LOVE Fan Awards, including Artist of the Year, and she is nominated again this year for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year (“Trust In You”) and Female Artist of the Year. The 5th Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards will be held at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House on Sunday, May 28.
How Can It Be spent six weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart. The album also premiered in the Top 30 on the Billboard 200 and reached No. 1 on iTunes’ Christian Gospel Top Albums Chart. To date, the album has achieved an astounding 880,000 in total consumption, including 610,000 album sales, nearly 1.3 million in track sales, and more than 220 million streams, positioning Daigle as the fastest-selling new artist in Contemporary Christian music in the past decade. In her career to date, Lauren Daigle has had more than 172 million YouTube and Vevo views, with approximately 479,600 subscribers. Her video for “Trust in You” has had more than 28 million views.
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