She’s on the up and up, and just when you think she can’t go any higher, she rises still further.  Lauren Daigle is now a household name, thanks to her 2018 album, “Look Up Child,” which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 all-genre chart and has broken chart records for weeks atop the Top Christian Albums chart. She won song of the year for her multi-platinum and Grammy-winning crossover single “You Say,” which has led to wider audiences hearing her music.  To be sure, “You Say” it is probably the only Christian song in the country today played on secular radio stations.

On Tuesday, Daigle was the big winner at the 50th annual Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards, where she won artist of the year, song of the year and pop/contemporary album of the year.  “Just to see the support of so many people, it’s really, really moving. It’s overwhelming,” Daigle said after winning song of the year.  Daigle spoke with her characteristic glow and emotional tone, dressed flamboyantly in a red, flowy outfit resembling the Queen of India.  If you haven’t already guessed, Lauren is a #1 FEAR, complete with her slight raspy singing voice so characteristic of many other #1 females.  Think of Alessia Cara, Rachel Platten, or Kelly Clarkson, or off-stage, Jenna Bush and the late Zsa Zsa Gabor.  Remember, #1s are least gifted in the diaphragm region (unlike CI ‘Owls’ or even CA ‘Storks’), so they are more prone to strain their voices in order to project.  Of course, they also love being heard, often talking quite a bit at parties and social gatherings!

Lastly, Daigle has been quite candid about her life, sharing with a reporter how she had to overcome her childhood fears of being liked by her peers (remember, the #1 craves love and the limelight!).  “When I was a kid, and God was talking to me about music, I was like, ‘Okay, I’ll sing mainstream music,’ because I was afraid to sing Christian music to alienate my friends. Honestly, it was going on ‘Idol,’ having that kind of exposure, that I realized there’s something different about me. I just crave God being a part of every moment.”

Written by: Staff
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