Lauren Daigle's 'How Can it Be' Earns Singer 3 Dove Awards; New Single 'First' Reaches No. 1 on Billboard NCA Chart

Justin SarachikOct 15, 2015 12:55 AM EDT
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Centricity Music artist Lauren Daigle won three awards at the 46th Annual Dove 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”).

Winning three times also earned Daigle the honor of being one of the top award winners at last night’s show. This is excellent considering that Daigle’s debut album, How Can It Be, released April 2015.

“What a night! I'm completely in awe of how graciously the industry welcomed me,” said Daigle at the event. “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.”

The Dove Awards will air on Sunday October 18 on TBN.

Daigle's second single, “First,” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s National Christian Audience Chart (NCA). It became the first NCA No. 1 song for Daigle and the first chart-topping single for her label, Centricity Music.

Her 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 YouTube.

“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.” said Steve Ford, General Manager, Centricity Music in a press release. “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 visit www.laurendaigle.com, www.facebook.com/laurendaiglemusic, www.twitter.com/lauren_daigle.

NEWS SOURCE: Bozeman Media

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