It has been a phenomenal season of fruitfulness for leading CCM artist, Lauren Daigle as her influence has grown throughout the globe over the past few months. It’s no surprise then that she took home two awards from last Sunday’s 61st Grammy Awards.
Lauren won Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for “Look Up Child,” and Best Contemporary Music Performance/Song for her “You Say.”
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
The Best Contemporary Christian Music Album award is an honor presented to recording artists for quality albums in the Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) genre.
The nominees were:
- Lauren Daigle for “Look Up Child”
- Zach Williams for “Survivor: Live From Harding Prison – EP”
- Michael W. Smith for “Surrounded”
- Jesus Culture for “Living With A Fire”
- Elevation Worship for “Hallelujah Here Below”
Lauren won against last year’s winner Zach Williams for her second studio album, released last year.
Best Contemporary Music Performance / Song
Lauren also won the Best Contemporary Music Performance / Song. This award is given to the artist(s) and songwriter(s) (for new compositions) for the best contemporary Christian pop, Christian rap/hip-hop, or Christian rock single or track.
She joined an impressive line-up of previous category winners for the nomination. The nominees were:
- Lauren Daigle for “You Say”
- For King & Country for “joy.”
- Tauren Wells for “Known”
- Cory Asbury for “Reckless Love”
- MercyMe for “ Grace Got You”
Lauren Daigle’s “You Say” boosted a pop crossover success when it went on to debut at No. 3 on Billboard 200 chart. It became the highest charting Christian album by a woman in over 20 years, and No. 1 on the Top Christian Albums Chart.
“You Say” has further topped the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart for 26 weeks, tying the record for the longest reign by a woman in the chart’s history.
“This record came out of a season of realising that we’re supposed to look up,” Lauren said. “I love it that music gives us the opportunity to look up… as well as an the opportunity to spread love to the whole world, I want to thank Jesus for letting me be a part of this. putting a voice in my throat, for anybody who is involved in music, it is such a gift.”
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Rhoda Gayle wrote this article.