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Lauren Daigle beats record for most weeks at Christian No.1

by Cara Bentley

'You Say', written by Daigle, Paul Mabury and Jason Ingramon, is on her third album 'Look Up Child' and was released in July 2018.

It peaked at 29 in the secular listings, the Billbaord Hot 100, and has been no.1 in the Christian song chart for over a year, having gone to no. 33 in the first week and jumped up to no.1 the next week. 

The previous record was held by Hillsong song 'Oceans (Where Feet May Fall)', which was at no.1 for 61 weeks.

Daigle told Billboard: "I really pondered the journey of the song 'Oceans,' and I remember seeing the impact that song made on so many people. It was just so beautiful to me,"

"I hoped that I could be a part of something that shakes the earth like that song. I didn't know that would ever happen and I had no idea that 'You Say' would be something that would parallel the life of 'Oceans.'"

Daigle won a Grammy for 'You Say' this year, winning the award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song 2019.

In the UK official downloads chart it also reached no. 21.

Daigle started in Christian music and has appealed to a wider audience with her latest album.

American singer and actress Selena Gomez recently posted a video of Daigle's concert on instagram, saying: "This girl is a ball of sun. She has an anointing that bursts out ferociously in her voice, words, and music. You and your music are a blessing"

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