Lauren Ashley Daigle (born September 9, 1991) is an American contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter from Lafayette, Louisiana. Daigle is signed to the Centricity Music label. Her first full-length album, How Can It Be, was released in April 2015 and went on to achieve Gold Record status. Daigle was awarded the New Artist of the Year title at the 2015 GMA Dove Awards, with her single "How Can It Be" winning the Song of the Year. The next year, she went on to win Dove Awards for Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Best Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year, with her single "Trust in You." Daigle's album How Can It Be was nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album; her single "Trust in You" was nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song.

Biography


Daigle grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana in an environment of zydeco, blues and Cajun music. From the youngest age Lauren had a chance to immerse herself in a passion for music. She said that her mother called her house "The music box" when she was a child because anytime she was awake she was singing. Faith and music have always been involved in the life of this Louisiana Native. Daigle admits she almost pushed music to the backburner, unsure if it was her true calling, until a devastating illness, infectious mononucleosis from cytomegalovirus, brought her young life into sharper focus. She claims that it was one of the best things that had happened to me. Because of her suffering with a major illness while in high school, she was kept out of school for nearly two years. When she went to college prep school, she felt as if it were time to get serious and thought she had to go into the medical field and do mission work. Then when the Lord brought her into that solitude, she realized that she needed to follow her true passion of music. Soon after, Daigle attended a charter school and completed a year and a half of class work in six months and actually graduated early. She took a year off from school, traveling to Brazil to do mission work, before attending Louisiana State University to pursue a degree in Child and Family Studies, but music was always on her agenda.

Early music career


Daigle started singing in her choir and continued to lead the choir while studying Child and Family Studies at Louisiana State University. She tried out for American Idol in 2010 and 2012 after she was encouraged by her family to compete in the singing competition. She was cut just before the final 24 contestants in 2010, did not make Hollywood in 2011, made it through the Hollywood round in 2012, but was cut in the first Las Vegas round in 2012.
Daigle was asked to sing background vocals on an EP for a local band called "The Assemblie" and the EP was briefly the most sold album in the US iTunes Store. After the release of the EP, Centricity Music invited her to attend a workshop. When the singer for the main event at the workshop became ill, she was asked to fill in. This led to her singing on the Jason Gray single "Nothing is Wasted". Centricity Music signed her on the label in 2013.
Her first single, "Light of the World" came from the 2013 album Christmas: Joy To The World, a collection of holiday songs from various Centricity artists. Serving as Daigle's solo introduction to the Christian music scene, the single garnered an initial fan-base and much attention for Daigle. She released the EP How Can It Be in September 2014. That year, Daigle was asked to be a part of the Morning Rises Fall Tour with Aaron Shust and Mikeschair.

How Can It Be


Daigle's debut full-length album, How Can It Be was released April 14, 2015, debuting at No. 1 both on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart. The album also broke Top 20 both on the Billboard Top Albums Chart for all genres (No. 16). Daigle was named one of Christian music's break-out artists, and her album's first single "How Can It Be" was named by iTunes as one of the Top Christian songs of 2014. The single "How Can It Be" also reached Top 10 at NCA, AC Monitored, and AC Indicator. As a whole, the album logged six weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart. Eighteen months after its release, How Can It Be achieved Gold Record status, a rare achievement for an artist's debut album.
The additional singles from How Can It Be also gained success for Daigle. "First" reached No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Airplay Chart, where it remained for seven weeks; "Trust in You" also reached the No. 1 spot, remaining for eight weeks. Both songs achieved the No. 1 spot on the NCA radio chart. "Come Alive (Dry Bones)" peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Christian Airplay chart.
On June 1, 2015, Daigle accepted her first award, Worship Song of the Year, for her single "How Can It Be" at the K-Love Awards. This was also the first K-Love Fan Award for her label, Centricity Music. The album How Can It Be won the 2016 Billboard Award for Top Christian Album and was nominated for the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. Along with being named Best New Artist at the 2015 Dove Awards, Daigle earned awards for Song of the Year and Contemporary Song of the Year (for "How Can It Be). At the next year's ceremony, she took home the top honor of Artist of the Year, plus Songwriter of the Year, and Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year (for "Trust in You"). That year she also won two K-Love Fan Awards, for Artist of the Year and Female Artist of the Year. She received another Grammy nomination in 2017, for Best Contemporary Christian Song, (for "Trust in You"). Daigle won Female Artist of the Year at the K-Love Fan Awards in 2017 for the second year in a row.
The album's overall success resulted in the release of How Can It Be: Deluxe Edition in May 2016. The deluxe version features the original album's tracks, along with two new songs, acoustic versions of singles "First" and "Come Alive", and a live performance version of "How Can It Be".

Tour and other projects


In mid-2015, Daigle was a member of the Outcry Tour along with Hillsong United. She was also part of the Winter Jam Tour 2016 in the central and eastern parts of the United States.
In late 2016, Daigle headlined her first tour, A Night With Lauren Daigle, which sold out. She joined For King and Country on their holiday tour later in the year. She will be part of the Outcry Tour again in early 2017.
In October 2016, Daigle released her first Christmas album, Behold: A Christmas Collection, and reached No. 29 on the Billboard 200. In 2017, she was featured in the song "Hard Love" by Needtobreathe for The Shack. Daigle co-wrote and performed "Almost Human", the only original song, on the Blade Runner 2049 soundtrack. The album, produced by Michael Hodges, Kayla Morrison and Ashley Culp, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Soundtrack Sales Charts.

Discography

Studio albums
Be Joyus (2013)
How Can It Be (2015)
Behold: A Christmas Collection (2016)
Extended plays
How Can It Be (2014)

Awards


Billboard Music Awards


American Music Awards


GMA Dove Awards


Grammy Awards


References


External links


Official website

You Say You Say - Lauren Daigle

I Surrender I Surrender - Lauren Daigle

In Christ Alone In Christ Alone - Lauren Daigle

Noel Noel - Lauren Daigle - Chris Tomlin

First - I Wanna Seek You - Keep You First First - I Wanna Seek You - Keep You First - Lauren Daigle

How Great Thou Art How Great Thou Art - Lauren Daigle

Rescue Rescue - Lauren Daigle

Still Rolling Stones Still Rolling Stones - Lauren Daigle

Thank God I Do Thank God I Do - Lauren Daigle

Rebel Heart Rebel Heart - Lauren Daigle

Lord, I Need You Lord, I Need You - Lauren Daigle

Hold On To Me Hold On To Me - Lauren Daigle

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus - Lauren Daigle

To Know Me To Know Me - Lauren Daigle

Peace Be Still Peace Be Still - The Belonging Co - Lauren Daigle

Everything - You Give Me Everything Everything - You Give Me Everything - Lauren Daigle

Love Like This Love Like This - Lauren Daigle

 I Am Yours I Am Yours - Lauren Daigle

Light Of The World Light Of The World - Lauren Daigle

Noel Noel - Chris Tomlin - Lauren Daigle

My Revival My Revival - Lauren Daigle

Look Up Child Look Up Child - Lauren Daigle

Jingle Bells Jingle Bells - Lauren Daigle

O Come O Come Emmanuel O Come O Come Emmanuel - Lauren Daigle

I Won't Let You Go I Won't Let You Go - Lauren Daigle

This is Amazing Grace This is Amazing Grace - Lauren Daigle

Trust in You Trust in You - Lauren Daigle

Winter Wonderland Winter Wonderland - Lauren Daigle

A Place Called Earth A Place Called Earth - Lauren Daigle

Salt & Light Salt & Light - Lauren Daigle

Tremble Tremble - Lauren Daigle

White Christmas White Christmas - Lauren Daigle

Christmas Alleluia Christmas Alleluia - Chris Tomlin - Lauren Daigle

Remember Remember - Lauren Daigle

Your Wings Your Wings - Lauren Daigle

Back To God Back To God - Reba McEntire - Lauren Daigle

What Child Is This What Child Is This - Lauren Daigle

First First - Lauren Daigle

How Can It Be How Can It Be - Lauren Daigle

Away In A Manger Away In A Manger - Lauren Daigle

This Girl This Girl - Lauren Daigle

It Is Well It Is Well - Lauren Daigle

Inevitable Inevitable - Lauren Daigle

Christmas Time Is Here Christmas Time Is Here - Lauren Daigle

Wordless Wordless - Lauren Daigle

Loyal Loyal - Lauren Daigle

Silent Night Silent Night - Lauren Daigle

Power To Redeem Power To Redeem - Lauren Daigle

Come Alive (Dry Bones) Come Alive (Dry Bones) - Lauren Daigle

You Alone You Alone - Lauren Daigle

The Christmas Song The Christmas Song - Lauren Daigle

Kaleidoscope Jesus Kaleidoscope Jesus - Lauren Daigle

Peace Be Still Peace Be Still - Lauren Daigle

Come Alive Come Alive - Lauren Daigle

 Rescata Rescata - Lauren Daigle

These Are The Days These Are The Days - Lauren Daigle

The Christmas Song - Português The Christmas Song - Português - Lauren Daigle

Once And For All Once And For All - Lauren Daigle

Here's My Heart Here's My Heart - Lauren Daigle

Now Is Forever Now Is Forever - Lauren Daigle

O Come All Ye Faithful O Come All Ye Faithful - Lauren Daigle

Love Me Still Love Me Still - Lauren Daigle

We Will Not Forget We Will Not Forget - Lauren Daigle

Almost Human Almost Human - Lauren Daigle

Waiting Waiting - Lauren Daigle

O' Lord O' Lord - Lauren Daigle

Come Back Home Come Back Home - Lauren Daigle

Little Drummer Boy Little Drummer Boy - Lauren Daigle

Nothing More Nothing More - Lauren Daigle

Tú Dices (You Say) Tú Dices (You Say) - Lauren Daigle

Close Close - Lauren Daigle

You Have My Surrender You Have My Surrender - Lauren Daigle

O'Lord O'Lord - Lauren Daigle

Be Okay Be Okay - Lauren Daigle

Losing My Religion Losing My Religion - Lauren Daigle

Sometimes Sometimes - Lauren Daigle

Salt & Light Salt & Light - Lauren Daigle

O Holy Night O Holy Night - Lauren Daigle

Salvation Mountain Salvation Mountain - Lauren Daigle

Inherited Inherited - Lauren Daigle

Everything Everything - Lauren Daigle

Back To Me Back To Me - Lauren Daigle

21 Days 21 Days - Lauren Daigle

Valuable Valuable - Lauren Daigle

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Lauren Daigle

He's Never Gunna Change He's Never Gunna Change - Lauren Daigle

New New - Lauren Daigle

You're All I'll Take With Me You're All I'll Take With Me - Lauren Daigle

Turbulent Skies Turbulent Skies - Lauren Daigle

Salt and Light Salt and Light - Lauren Daigle

Saint Ferdinand Saint Ferdinand - Lauren Daigle

Don't Believe Them Don't Believe Them - Lauren Daigle

The First Noel The First Noel - Lauren Daigle

Ego Ego - Lauren Daigle

To God Be All Glory To God Be All Glory - Lauren Daigle

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Albums & Songs

  • Jingle Bells
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • What Child Is This?
  • White Christmas
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Light of the World ("Behold" Version)
  • Christmas Time Is Here
  • O Holy Night
  • Little Drummer Boy
  • Silent Night
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Away in a Manger
  • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  • The Christmas Song
  • Noel (feat. Lauren Daigle) [Live]
  • Jingle Bells
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • What Child Is This?
  • White Christmas
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Light of the World ("Behold" Version)
  • Christmas Time Is Here
  • O Holy Night
  • Little Drummer Boy
  • Silent Night
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Away in a Manger
  • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  • The Christmas Song
  • Noel (feat. Lauren Daigle) [Live]
  • Jingle Bells
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • What Child Is This? (Lyric Video)
  • Winter Wonderland
  • The Christmas Song
  • Thank God I Do
  • Saint Ferdinand (feat. Jon Batiste & Natalie Hemby)
  • New
  • Waiting
  • To Know Me
  • Kaleidoscope Jesus
  • Valuable
  • Don't Believe Them
  • Ego
  • These Are The Days
  • Salvation Mountain (feat. Gary Clark Jr.)
  • Back To Me
  • 21 Days
  • Love Me Still
  • Interlude #1
  • Turbulent Skies
  • Sometimes
  • Interlude #2
  • Inherited
  • He’s Never Gunna Change
  • Be Okay
  • Interlude #3
  • You’re All I’ll Take With Me
  • Thank God I Do (Apple Music Sessions)
  • You Are So Beautiful (Apple Music Sessions)
  • 21 Days (Apple Music Sessions)
  • You Say (Apple Music Sessions)
  • Thank God I Do (Apple Music Sessions)
  • You Are So Beautiful (Apple Music Sessions)
  • 21 Days (Apple Music Sessions)
  • You Say (Apple Music Sessions)
  • Thank God I Do (Instrumental)
  • Saint Ferdinand (feat. Jon Batiste & Natalie Hemby) [Instrumental]
  • New (Instrumental)
  • Waiting (Instrumental)
  • To Know Me (Instrumental)
  • Kaleidoscope Jesus (Instrumental)
  • Valuable (Instrumental)
  • Don't Believe Them (Instrumental)
  • Ego (Instrumental)
  • These Are The Days (Instrumental)
  • Salvation Mountain (feat. Gary Clark Jr.) [Instrumental]
  • Back To Me (Instrumental)
  • 21 Days (Instrumental)
  • Love Me Still (Instrumental)
  • Interlude #1 (Instrumental)
  • Turbulent Skies (Instrumental)
  • Sometimes (Instrumental)
  • Interlude #2 (Instrumental)
  • Inherited (Instrumental)
  • He’s Never Gunna Change (Instrumental)
  • Be Okay (Instrumental)
  • Interlude #3 (Instrumental)
  • You’re All I’ll Take With Me (Instrumental)
  • Thank God I Do
  • Saint Ferdinand (feat. Jon Batiste & Natalie Hemby)
  • New
  • Waiting
  • To Know Me
  • Kaleidoscope Jesus
  • Valuable
  • Don't Believe Them
  • Ego
  • These Are The Days
  • Tremble
  • Tremble (Live)
  • Tremble (Live at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA, 9/25/2019)
  • Still Rolling Stones
  • Rescue
  • This Girl
  • Your Wings
  • You Say
  • Everything
  • Love Like This
  • Look Up Child
  • Losing My Religion
  • Remember
  • Rebel Heart
  • Inevitable
  • Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
  • Still Rolling Stones
  • Rescue
  • This Girl
  • Your Wings
  • You Say
  • Everything
  • Love Like This
  • Look Up Child
  • Losing My Religion
  • Remember
  • Rebel Heart
  • Inevitable
  • Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
  • You Say (Piano/Vocal)
  • Still Rolling Stones
  • Rescue
  • You Say
  • Jingle Bells
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • What Child Is This?
  • White Christmas
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Light of the World ("Behold" Version)
  • Christmas Time Is Here
  • O Holy Night
  • Little Drummer Boy
  • Silent Night
  • Jingle Bells
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • What Child Is This?
  • White Christmas
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Light of the World ("Behold" Version)
  • Christmas Time Is Here
  • O Holy Night
  • Little Drummer Boy
  • Silent Night
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Away in a Manger
  • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  • Jingle Bells
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • What Child Is This?
  • White Christmas
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Light of the World ("Behold" Version)
  • Christmas Time Is Here
  • O Holy Night
  • Little Drummer Boy
  • Silent Night
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Away in a Manger
  • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  • The Christmas Song
  • Jingle Bells
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • What Child Is This? (Lyric Video)
  • Winter Wonderland
  • The Christmas Song
  • Jingle Bells - Instrumental
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Instrumental
  • What Child Is This? - Instrumental
  • White Christmas - Instrumental
  • O Come All Ye Faithful - Instrumental
  • Light Of The World - Instrumental (Behold Version)
  • Christmas Time Is Here - Instrumental
  • O Holy Night - Instrumental
  • Little Drummer Boy - Instrumental
  • Silent Night - Instrumental
  • Winter Wonderland - Instrumental
  • Away In a Manger - Instrumental
  • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - Instrumental
  • The Christmas Song - Instrumental
  • First
  • How Can It Be
  • Trust in You
  • My Revival
  • Loyal
  • Power to Redeem (feat. All Sons & Daughters)
  • Here's My Heart
  • O' Lord (Radio Version)
  • I Am Yours
  • Come Alive (Dry Bones)
  • Salt & Light
  • Once and for All
  • First
  • How Can It Be
  • Trust in You
  • My Revival
  • Loyal
  • Power to Redeem (feat. All Sons & Daughters)
  • Here's My Heart
  • O' Lord (Radio Version)
  • I Am Yours
  • Come Alive (Dry Bones)
  • Salt & Light
  • Once and for All
  • Now is Forever (Bonus Track)
  • Wordless (Bonus Track)
  • First (Deluxe Sessions)
  • Come Alive (Dry Bones) [Deluxe Sessions]
  • How Can It Be (Live)