Grammy-nominated Christian singer Lauren Daigle continues her mainstream success and recently landed her first top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her single “You Say.”
Daigle’s single ranked No. 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 dated Jan. 14. Last week, the songstress also became the first female to have a song both on the Christian Airplay and Adult Pop Songs. Daigle is holding the duel chart title along with The Fray’s “How to Save a Life,” which was released in 2006-07.
“You Say” now entered its 18th week at No. 1 on the Christian charts, making it the longest reign for a female artist.
Mainstream radio programmers around the country told Billboard why they are embracing a song originally from Christian radio.
“From time to time, Christian songs hit consumption levels that force us to take notice,” KHMX Houston PD Chase Murphy revealed to Billboard. “We put ‘You Say’ into research to see if our audience was aware of it, since only the Christian station in town was playing it and we share very little audience. Research confirmed that this was a song we needed to embrace sooner rather than later.”
At the end of 2018, Daigle was the featured artist on “Good Morning America” where she revealed that the popular single helped a rape victim overcome suicidal thoughts.
“There was a girl the other day that said she was raped for 12 years or something and went to commit suicide like seven times, she just tried it,” Daigle told GMA host Ginger Zee before her performance on the show.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law