Christian album reached no.3 in American chart, ahead of Drake and Ariana Grande

Lauren Daigle, a Christian singer from Louisiana was beaten to the top spot only by Paul McCartney and Eminem.

On 22nd September, her album Look Up Child placed third on it's first week of entry whilst also topping every Christian chart category.

The album, released on 7th September, sold more than 115,000 album copies in a week and her single You Say currently tops the Christian Digital Songs sales, Streaming Songs, Christian Airplay and Hot Christian Songs charts, while the album has slipped to 16th.

The song made DJ Zane Lowe's Beats 1 list in association with Apple Music's World Record playlist. 

Her first album, How Can It Be, released in 2015 reached number 1 in the Christian album chart in America and stayed there for 11 weeks. 

She told Jim Asker, Christian and gospel chart manager at billboard: "I don't shy away from singing about my faith,

"I think it conveys honesty, and people see authenticity. More people are going to relate to my music if it's sincere. I believe that wholeheartedly. That's how you reach people that might not have felt that [the Christian genre] was their home before."

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