It's been incredible to be part of Lauren Daigle's very first #1 single at radio! Two weeks in a row...crazy. I'm so encouraged by radio's support of Lauren and this song. It's been extraordinary. Also, quite incredible to see it sitting at the top of the sales charts from the first week it released to radio...that says a lot. Multi-week #1 singles aren't common these days so massive congratulations to Lauren and the entire team at Centricity! Well done!
FROM CENTRICITY MUSIC:
Nashville, Tenn. (October 14, 2015) —- It was an incredible evening for Centricity Music artist Lauren Daigle at the taping of the 46th Annual Dove Awards that will air on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, Sunday, October 18, 9:00 pm CST. The talented singer/songwriter won three prestigious awards including New Artist of the Year, Song of the Year (“How Can It Be”) and Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year (“How Can It Be”). The triple win also earned Daigle the honor of being one of the top award winners at last night’s show. This is a remarkable achievement considering that Daigle’s debut album, How Can It Be, released April 2015.
Daigle was also a sought after interview on the Dove Awards red carpet that included interviews with WKRN-TV/ABC (live feed), WTVF-TV/CBS, RFD-TV, Juce TV, Salem Music Network and CCM Magazine, which will feature Daigle as the cover artist on the November 1st issue.
“What a night! I’m completely in awe of how graciously the industry welcomed me,” says Daigle. “Many people find themselves in a lifelong search for just one person to believe in them and in their art. Last night was a clear representation of an industry that is championing me on. I’m truly grateful for the opportunity to represent a God full of mercy and love that He would not only allow us the ability to create, but also to be rewarded for obedience. Thank you to everyone who played a part in believing in ‘How Can It Be’ and the heart behind the music.”
Daigle had another major career achievement this week, as her second single, “First,” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s National Christian Audience Chart (NCA). This is the first NCA No. 1 song for Daigle and the first chart-topping single for her label, Centricity Music. Lauren’s debut single, “How Can It Be” peaked at No. 6 on the NCA chart in March 2015. Daigle also has become a video favorite with her reaching 27 million views on You Tube.
“What a special week in the continuing journey for Lauren Daigle. To land her first No.1 single was a huge achievement for her and the radio team. To have the radio community embrace Lauren with open arms is so rewarding.” states Steve Ford, General Manager, Centricity Music. “Then to have the Christian music community do the same with three Dove Awards is beyond overwhelming.”
Daigle currently is on tour with Casting Crowns Thrive Tour that will run through November, followed by the Chris Tomlin ADORE Christmas Tour in December. For continued updates on Daigle please visit www.laurendaigle.com, www.facebook.com/laurendaiglemusic, www.twitter.com/lauren_daigle.
It was an absolutely thrill to recently celebrate the first #1 single in the history of 55 Promotion! Congratulations to Lauren Daigle on his very first #1 single on Billboard's Christian Airplay Chart. It's an incredible accomplishment! I'm thrilled for her and the entire team at Centricity Music. Kris Love and Jennifer Allen are great at what they do and it's been an honor to work alongside them to achieve this milestone.