Behold plays like an audio time capsule built of saxes, trombones and other horns (even tubas!), upright bass, brushes on drums, mellow sounding hollow body guitars, and vocals that are rich and distinctive but still somehow laid-back in their feel. Whereas Lauren Daigle’s debut album was energy-laced, radio-ready pop, her Christmas project seems in some ways to be a confident re-imagining of her own versatile vocal gifts, showcased in a more mature and subdued, but also more eloquent, context.
Behold includes nine yuletide standards and one original—a tender, jazz reinterpretation of Lauren’s first radio single Light of the World. Worshipful favorites like O Come All Ye Faithful and What Child Is This (here given a unique, uptempo feel with a fun tip-of-the-hat to Favorite Things from The Sound of Music) take their places alongside festive holiday fare like Jingle Bells and Merry Little Christmas.
Received her first Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for How Can It Be in 2015.
The single “How Can It Be” recently received the Worship Song of the Year award from the 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards.
Lauren was nominated for 4 Dove Awards and won 3 including New Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for “How Can It Be”, and Pop / Contemporary Song of the Year for “How Can It Be”.
Her single “First” reached #1 on NCA, Top 5 at AC Indicator and CHR, and Top 10 at AC Monitored and Soft AC.
Her debut single “How Can It Be” reached Top 10 at NCA, AC Monitored, and AC Indicator
How Can It Be was #1 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums Chart and #1 on the iTunes Christian Gospel Top Albums Chart with over 16,000 sales in its first week
How Can It Be entered the Billboard Top Albums Chart for all genres at #16, and it also reached #30 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart for all genres. It broke Top 20 on the iTunes Top Albums Chart for all genres at #17.
“How Can It Be” and “First” both reached #1 on the iTunes Christian Songs Chart and #1 on the Christian Digital Tracks Chart.
How Can It Be has sold over 186,000 albums and over 550,000 tracks.
“How Can It Be” has sold over 310,000 tracks, and “First” has sold over 135,000 tracks.
Lauren has over 43.3 million video views and over 175,000 subscribers.
“How Can It Be” performance video over 10 million views and “First” lyric video over 5 million views
Has toured with many well-known artists and was seen live by over 500,000 people in 2015. She toured with Big Daddy Weave and Jason Gray on the Beautiful Offerings Tour in the spring, Hillsong United, Kari Jobe, and many others on the Outcry Tour in the summer, David Crowder on the Air1 Positive Hits Tour in the fall, Casting Crowns on the Thrive Tour in the fall, and Chris Tomlin on the Adore Christmas Tour in December.
She is currently on tour with Hillsong United.
“Light Of The World” reached #6 at radio and is consistently one of the most played Christmas songs of the past 2 year.
Featured on Chris Tomlin’s Christmas album in 2015.
Dove Award and K-LOVE Award winning artist, Lauren Daigle, had her first full album, How Can It Be, debut No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian Albums Chart in 2015. Her second single from the project, “First,” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s National Audience Chart. Daigle was a multiple award winner in 2015 at the 46th Annual Dove Awards (New Artist of Year, Song of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year) and at the K-LOVE 3rd Annual Awards (Worship Song of the Year). She was named one of Christian music’s 2014 breakout artists with her debut EP, How Can It Be, reaching No. 1 on iTunes Christian Albums Chart and named as one of the Top 20 Christian releases last year by the online retail outlet. The title track went No. 6 at Christian radio, No. 1 on iTunes Christian Singles Chart and named by iTunes as one of the Top Christian songs of 2014. Daigle also serves as a worship leader at Andy Stanley’s North Point Community Church in Atlanta, GA.
Kari Jobe, Moriah Peters, Kim Walker-Smith