Lauren Daigle Tops Music Charts, Beating Ariana Grande, Drake, Nicki Minaj – CBN News Emily Jones

Lauren Daigle Tops Music Charts, Beating Ariana Grande, Drake, Nicki Minaj

CBN News Emily Jones

Lauren Daigle made history this week by becoming the first Christian singer to top all five of Billboard 

Magazine’s Christian charts, while also beating out top artists like Ariana Grande, Travis Scott, Nicki 
Minaj and Drake.

Daigle’s latest album, Look Up Child, took first place on the Top Christian Albums Chart by a long 

shot. The singer also placed third in the all-genre Billboard 200 category, ranking well-ahead of the 
type of reception and that sort of welcome back, it feels so good.”

Although other artists like Drake, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj have been on the charts for weeks, 

Look Up Child’s release rivals that of other top artists. For example, Daigle sold 115,000 albums in her 
first week, while Camila Cabell’s album Camila sold 110,000 in its debut.

It is a welcomed success after Daigle’s first album How Can It Be went platinum after its 2015 release.

Daigle made sure to thank her fans on social media.

“”This is an image of me FREAKING OUT! Why? Because of how incredibly grateful I am for the 

support all of you have shown for Look Up Child!” Daigle wrote in an Instagram post.

“There was quite a bit of time between the last record and this one – time to reflect, time to appreciate, 

time to consume, time to create, time to rest, time to re-evaluate. Once we hit the studio, joy began 
spilling over & passion for music making went deeper than ever! I don’t know if I can ever turn back 
now. I’m ruined for the better! Thank you thank you thank you! I hope while you listen to Look Up 
Child, you get the same JOY KISS I was given while making these songs come to life! #lookupchild,” 
she added.
Daigle’s success highlights the impact Christian music has on American culture. In fact, Christian 
music radio stations rival country music stations and news stations in size and reach.

The New Yorker recently reported that half of the 20 most popular rock songs of 2017 were by 

“bands whose members have espoused the Christian faith.”

“Faith no longer seems so alien to popular music — ours is an era where plenty of artists, not just 

religious ones, aim to send inspirational messages,” The New Yorker’s Kelefa Sanneh notes.

Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (married 45 years), founded Love For His People Ministry in 2010. This work gives love and support to our friends in Israel and other nations with friendship and humanitarian aid. Through social media, Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel, it is a growing, effective organization. Steve has also authored and published 36 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area and have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids. Ahava and shalom with blessings on ye head!

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