LAUREN DAIGLE NOMINATED FOR THREE BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS;
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13 April 2017 – Franklin, Tenn – It was announced earlier this week that Centricity Music’s Lauren Daigle has been nominated for three Billboard Music Awards: Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album (How Can It Be) and Top Christian Song (“Trust In You”). No stranger to the BBMA’s, Daigle won last year for Top Christian Album (How Can It Be), which is nominated again this year, and this is the second consecutive year for Daigle to be nominated for Top Christian Artist.
The Billboard Music Awards will be broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on ABC. According to Billboard, the BBMA nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 18, 2016 through March 16, 2017. For more information regarding the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, visit BillboardMusicAwards.com.
Right: Daigle and McEntire take the ACM stage to perform “Back To God”
ABOUT LAUREN DAIGLE: Signed to Centricity Music in 2013, Lauren Daigle’s first full-length album How Can It Be, now RIAA Certified Gold, released in April 2015. The album was also nominated at the 2016 GRAMMY® Awards for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album, while one of its top singles, “Trust In You,” was nominated at this year’s GRAMMY Awards for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song.
Winning a 2016 Billboard Music Award for How Can It Be as Top Christian Album, Daigle was also nominated for a 2016 American Music Award for Favorite Artist Contemporary/Inspirational. She has won six Dove Awards (nominated for ten), including New Artist of the Year and Song of the Year in 2015 and Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year in 2016. Daigle has also received three K-LOVE Fan Awards, including Artist of the Year in 2016.
How Can It Be spent six weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart. The album also premiered in the Top 30 on the Billboard 200 and reached No. 1 on iTunes’ Christian Gospel Top Albums Chart. To date, the album has achieved an astounding 880,000 in total consumption, including 610,000 album sales, nearly 1.3 million in track sales, and more than 220 million streams, positioning Daigle as the fastest-selling new artist in Contemporary Christian music in the past decade. In her career to date, Lauren Daigle has had more than 172 million YouTube and Vevo views, with approximately 479,600 subscribers. Her video for “Trust in You” has had more than 28 million views.