NASHVILLE, TN. – (October 26, 2017) – Centricity Music is proud to announce that award-winning artist Lauren Daigle was nominated for an American Music Award. Nominated for Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist, this marks the second consecutive year Daigle has been recognized in the category. The 2017 American Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19th and air on ABC. The AMAs are a fan-voted award show with winners determined by votes cast online as well as via Twitter. Voting is now open and more information can be found on the AMA site.
Earlier this month Daigle earned her first writing and performance credit for a major motion picture with her song “Almost Human.” Featured on the Blade Runner 2049 soundtrack, which was composed by Hans Zimmer (The Lion King, The Dark Knight) and Benjamin Wallfisch (Hidden Figures), “Almost Human” was co-written by Daigle and a writing team in LA. Blade Runner 2049 is currently the No. 1 global soundtrack.
Adding to her growing collection, Daigle was honored last week with her seventh GMA Dove Award for Best Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year for “Hard Love,” her collaboration with NEEDTOBREATHE. Daigle’s previous wins have lauded her as Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and more.
These recent achievements reflect Daigle’s growing impact in and beyond the contemporary Christian genre. When asked about her music’s reach outside of the church, Daigle responded that she’s eager spread the Gospel further.
“Let’s go into the dark places. Let’s go into the church and let the church permeate into the world. That’s what we’re about. Let’s permeate into the world and show the hopeless that there is hope, show the lost that they can be found, show people who are desperate that there is joy. And so those are the things I want to go and tell the world. So if He’s letting the songs go beyond the church, well to Him be the glory.”
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. How Can It Be won the Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Album in both 2016 and 2017; in addition, Daigle took home the Billboard Award for Top Christian Artist this year. She was nominated for a 2016 American Music Award for Favorite Artist (Contemporary/Inspirational) and has won seven Dove Awards (nominated for 14), 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. Daigle has also received four K-LOVE Fan Awards, including Artist of the Year in 2016. 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 more than 1 million in total consumption, including 658,000 album sales, 1.3 million in track sales, and more than 310 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 205 million YouTube and Vevo views, with approximately 590,000 subscribers. Her video for “Trust in You” has had more than 47 million views.