Born on September 9, 1991, is Lauren Ashley Daigle of Lake Charles, Louisiana. She first stepped into the contemporary Christian rock music scene in 2010 after signing with the record label known as Centricity Music. Her debut album (How Can It Be) was first released in 2015 and it reached the top spot on the Billboard Top Christian Albums Chart. It has since been certified RIAA’s Platinum and has released a total of three chart-topping singles with the Billboard Christian Airplay Chart. At first, Lauren Daigle wasn’t interested in a music career. This changed at the age of fifteen when she fell seriously ill to a medical condition known as cytomegalovirus. In order to cope with a two-year battle against the illness that prevented her from going to school, Daigle took up singing lessons as a means for a creative outlet. Originally, Daigle intended to do mission work as a medical field agent.
Despite her increased interest in music, she still pursued the medical field, even going as far as performing mission work in Brazil, as well as taking a course in Child and Family Studies. When Lauren Daigle started to venture into a music career more seriously, she competed on two different occasions for American Idol. On both occasions, she was unable to make the final cut that would have placed her among the top 24 contestants on the show. However, this wasn’t enough to deter Daigle as she continued to move forward to what has now become an impressive career as one of the most popular artists of contemporary Christian music performing today. She’s the queen of power ballads, and she’s good. When one sees the number of music awards she has won, plus the number of fans that are fiercely loyal to Daigle and her music, quite often the judges of American Idol are picked on for failing to recognize true talent when it sings right before them.
10. Come Alive (Dry Bones)
Coming from Lauren Daigle’s 2015 debut album (How Can It Be) features the single (Come Alive (Dry Bones)) that reaches #16 on the US Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart and #17 on the US Billboard Christian Airplay Chart. Contemporary Christian rock fans quickly embrace the vocal talent of what even the music critics agree is the emergence of a singing legend who has only just begun to take the world by storm.
Lauran Daigle’s 2019 album (Look Up Child) brings forth the powerful single (O’Lord), which serves as an inspirational piece for music fans who are not only drawn to Daigle’s singing voice but the genre of contemporary Christian rock music. On the charts, O’Lord reached #1 on the US Billboard Christian Airplay Chart while with the US Billboard Hot Christian Songs Chart at #3.
8. How Can It Be?
Coming from Lauren Daigle’s 2015 debut album (How Can It Be) features the single with the same title that earns itself USA’s RIAA Gold Certification. On the US Billboard Hot Christian Songs Chart, How Can It Be peaks to #5 while the US Billboard Christian Airplay Chart takes it to #6.
(First) is the second of the released singles coming from Lauren Daigle’s debut album (How Can It Be), which came out April 14, 2015. With the music charts, First reached #1 with US Billboard’s Christian Airplay and at #2 with the US Billboard Hot Christian Songs. It also received RIAA Gold Certification.
6. Still Rolling Stones
Released from Lauren Daigle’s 2019 album (Look Up Child) is the single (Still Rolling Stones) and quickly climbs up the music charts and into the hearts of Christian music fans. The US Billboard Hot Christian Songs charted the single to #4 while the US Billboard Christian Airplay placed it to #5. Fans who’ve taken to this song find themselves “rising up” as it states within Daigle’s subtle, yet powerful delivery of the lyrics. This release has also earned itself RIAA’s Gold Certification.
5. Look Up Child
2019 sees the rising star, Lauren Daigle and her album (Look Up Child), nor the single with the same title, show no signs of losing momentum. Both the album and this song earned well-deserved critical acclaim and the admiration of fans. In addition to achieving RIAA Gold Certification, Look Up Child also earned #3 spot on the US Billboard Hot Christian Singles Chart as well as #4 on the US Billboard Christian Airplay’s chart.
4. Trust In You
Featuring the single (Trust In You) from Lauren Daigle’s 2015 debut album (How Can It Be) proves to be one of the most powerful singles ever to come from the young singer’s already impressive discographic resume. It has since earned RIAA’s Platinum Certification, as well as the very top spot on the US Billboard Hot Christian Singles Chart and the US Billboard Christian Airplay Chart.
(Rescue) is a single that was released from Lauren Daigle’s 2019 album (Look Up Child) and quickly earned RIAA’s Platinum Certification. Not only did this song reach #2 on the US Billboard Hot Christian Singles Chart and #4 on the US Christian Airplay Chart, but it also realized #38 on the US Billboard Adult Top 40 Airplay Chart.
2. Hold Onto Me
In 2021, (Hold Onto Me) is released as a non-album single. Peaking at #1 on the US Billboard Hot Christian Songs Chart, this song also realized #3 on the US Christian Airplay Chart and #14 on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart. Fans of Lauren Daigle admit they turn to this song often as a means of personal inspiration, especially when they are going through tough times.
1. You Say
The contemporary Christian rock single (You Say) managed to achieve what so few of this genre have by getting itself ranked on the charts around the world that typically have nothing to do with Christian material of any kind. In addition to reaching the very top spot of the US Billboard Hot Christian Songs, US Billboard Christian Airplay, and US Adult Contemporary, You Say also realized 5th place on the US Billboard Adult Top 40 Contemporary Chart. With the US Billboard Hot 100, this single peaked at #29. The Official New Zealand Music Chart, saw You Say reach #40, while Canada’s Hot 100 took it to #45. Coming from Lauren Daigle’s 2018 album (Look Up Child), You Say has been the most commercially successful single as its sales have earned it 4x Platinum with RIAA (USA), 2x Platinum with MC (Canada), Gold with SNEP (France), and Silver with BPI (UK). This single also won Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance during the 2019 Grammy Awards as well as the 2019 GMA Dove Awards for Song of the Year. It also won Best Christian Song with the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.