Christians at the Grammys: 5 things you may have missed

Brandon ShowalterFeb 14, 2019 09:56 AM EST
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The 61st Grammy Awards took place Sunday and this year contemporary Christian artists who have gone mainstream took home top prizes and are more visible than ever.

Marked by performances by Alicia Keys, who at one point during the ceremony played two pianos at once, and a surprise appearance by former First Lady Michelle Obama, the awards show dazzled viewers with ratings matching last year's show.

Some are saying that God is increasingly taking center stage in the music industry and last night's award show was no exception. As Christian artists ascend to the top spots on the charts with hit songs, their influence continues to grow.

Here are 5 things you might have missed at the Grammy Awards Sunday.

1. Artist Lauren Daigle nets first Grammy awards

Winning best Contemporary Christian Music Album this year was artist Lauren Daigle, whose success has skyrocketed this year as she has risen to the tops of charts and has performed on several national television programs.

"This record, I'll tell you, it just came out of a season of realizing we're just supposed to look up," Daigle said as she accepted the award Sunday for her album Look Up Child.

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