Saturday, September 29, 2018

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
09-25-2018
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.

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