Centricity Records' newest female sensation, Lauren Daigle, released the deluxe edition of her hit album How Can It Be on May 6, and the young singer is defending her generation as she quickly becomes one of the hardest working millennials in the Christian music industry.

 

Daigle recently received her first Grammy nomination for "Best Contemporary Christian Music Album" at the 58th Grammy Awards and has been reigning at the top of the charts. Her album has spent more than five weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart and debuted in the Top 30 on the Billboard 200. She earned her first No. 1 single spot on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart with "Trust in You" in March.

 

Now on the Hillsong UNITED Empires tour, Daigle is the fastest selling new artist in Contemporary Christian music in the last decade. Her unique sound and eclectic taste in music has made her who she is today.

 

As a child, her father played a game with her and her siblings called "the dollar game," in which they would have to listen to classic rock songs and guess the person singing the song to win a dollar. That served as a training method for Daigle and she soon was able to pick up certain nuances in voices, training her ear to understand music differently than most people.

"I grew up in south Louisiana [where] there's a lot of soul, and blues, and zydeco music that is deeply connected to my heart into my spirit," Daigle told The Christian Post of her other musical influences in addition to the years of listening to classic rock.


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Posted by Azania Phillips Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:26:00 AM

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