Lauren Daigle Kicks-Off Krewe Pass Fan Experience

Last month (Dec 7), Lauren Daigle announced the upcoming launch of her 3-month membership platform featuring one-of-a-kind access to content, updates, music, and other exclusive benefits. Daigle shares about the conception of the project, “When dreaming up an online community, I wanted to connect with y’all in a way that is authentic to who I am, while sharing unprecedented access to everything that is happening on Team LD.” She continues, “since we do everything with pizzazz in Louisiana, the name had to have a little Cajun flare; it was inspired by my beloved New Orleans and the groups or ‘krewes’ that create the vibrant floats and parades of Mardi Gras.”

This exclusive fan experience kick-offs today (Jan 11) and will continue through March 31, 2021. Due to the nature of this experience, the window of time to become a member is limited from now until Sunday, January 17, 2021.

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Lauren Daigle To Help Announce Nominees For 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards

The Recording Academy reveals the first round of talent that will be joining Chair and Interim Recording Academy President/CEO Harvey Mason jr. to announce nominees for the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards on Nov. 24.

Four-time GRAMMY Award-winning Regional Mexican singer-songwriter Pepe Aguilar, Nigerian Afropop singer Yemi Alade, GRAMMY Award-winning classical violinist Nicola Benedettitwo-time GRAMMY Award-winning contemporary Christian singer Lauren Daigle, Country singer-songwriter Mickey Guyton, two-time GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist and past GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony host Imogen Heap, “CBS This Morning” anchor Gayle King, two-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Dua Lipa, and “The Talk” host Sharon Osbourne will be part of the nominations livestream that will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. ET. The livestream will be available to view on www.GRAMMY.com. Additional talent will be revealed in the upcoming days.

Immediately following the livestream, the press release and a full nominations list will be on GRAMMY.com, and the Recording Academy’s social media platforms. Select clips of each participant will be made available as well. The 63rd GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Jan. 31 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.

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Christian & Gospel Artists Honored With 2020 Billboard Music Awards

The “2020 Billboard Music Awards,” which honored the year’s most successful artists in 55 categories across all genres of music, was broadcast live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.  Top Christian/Gospel Artist, Top Christian/Gospel Album and Top Christian/Gospel Song were among the honors awarded this year. See below for a list of relevant winners.

Top Christian Artist:
Lauren Daigle – WINNER!
Elevation Worship
for KING & COUNTRY
Hillsong UNITED
Kanye West

Top Gospel Artist:
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Sunday Service Choir
Kanye West – WINNER!

Top Christian Album:
Bethel Music “Victory: Recorded Live”
Casting Crowns “Only Jesus”
Hillsong UNITED “People”
Skillet “Victorious”
Kanye West “Jesus is King” – WINNER!

Top Gospel Album
Kirk Franklin “Long Live Love”
Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers “Goshen”
William McDowell “The Cry: A Live Worship Experience”
Sunday Service Choir “Jesus Is Born”
Kanye West “Jesus is King” – WINNER!

Top Christian Song:
Bethel Music, Jonathan David Helser & Melissa Helser “Raise A Hallelujah”
Casting Crowns ft. Matthew West “Nobody”
Lauren Daigle “Rescue”
for KING & COUNTRY “God Only Knows” – WINNER!
Kanye West “Follow God”

Top Gospel Song:
Kirk Franklin “Love Theory”
Kanye West “Closed on Sunday”
Kanye West “Follow God” – WINNER!
Kanye West “On God”
Kanye West “Selah”

 

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Lauren Daigle Nominated For Two Billboard Music Awards

Two-time GRAMMY Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist Lauren Daigle has been nominated for two Billboard Music Awards – Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Song – “Rescue.” The “2020 Billboard Music Awards” is set to air on NBC and will broadcast live Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8:00 P.M. EST.

This exciting news comes on the heels of Daigle‘s cross-over mega-hit “You Say” reaching a truly historic milestone that is making a splash across the industry. Billboard certified earlier this month that “You Say” has ruled at No. 1 on the Hot Christian Songs chart for 100 weeks. “You Say” made chart history back in October 2019 when it passed Hillsong UNITED‘s “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail” as the longest-running No. 1 song on Hot Christian Songs at 62 weeks. This charting lands “You Say” as the first song across any genre to claim the No.1 spot on one of Billboard’s Hot charts for 100 weeks. The Billboard Hot charts blend streaming, airplay and sales data according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Lauren Daigle’s “How Can It Be” Gets Repackaged With Bonus And Live Tracks On Vinyl And CD

Lauren Daigle has released a deluxe version of her double platinum album How Can It Be. How Can It Be Deluxe Edition features the hit songs “How Can It Be,” “Trust In You,” “Come Alive (Dry Bones),” “O Lord,” and “First.” Bonus tracks include 2 never released songs, 2 video session tracks, and “How Can It Be (Live)!” The deluxe version is available both as a CD as well as vinyl.

Here are the track listing for the CD version:

Track Listing:
1. First
2. How Can It Be
3. Trust In You
4. My Revival
5. Loyal
6. Power to Redeem feat. All Sons & Daughters
7. Here’s My Heart
8. O’Lord (Album Version)
9. I Am Yours
10. Come Alive (Dry Bones)
11. Salt & Light
12. Once And For All
13. Now Is Forever (Bonus Track)
14. Wordless (Bonus Track)
15. First (Deluxe Sessions)
16. Come Alive (Dry Bones) (Deluxe Sessions)
17. How Can It Be (Live)

The 17-Song Deluxe Edition is also available now on 180 gram vinyl. Here’s the tracklisting of the vinyl:

Side A
1. First
2. How Can It Be
3. Trust In You
4. My Revival

Side B
1. Loyal
2. Power to Redeem (Feat. All Sons & Daughters)
3. Here’s My Heart
4. O’ Lord (Album Version)

Side C
1. I Am Yours
2. Come Alive (Dry Bones)
3. Salt & Light
4. Once And For All
5. Now Is Forever (Bonus Track)

Side D
1. Wordless (Bonus Track)
2. First (Deluxe Sessions)
3. Come Alive (Dry Bones) (Deluxe Sessions)
4. How Can It Be (Live)

Daigle is a two-time Billboard Music Award winner, a two-time Grammy nominee and an American Music Award winner. With a voice that is both smoky and sweet, Daigle has forged a unique sound that is reminiscent of the soulful, heart-in-throat vulnerability of Adele mixed with the raw power of Amy Winehouse. Her ability to connect with her audience has captured critical acclaim and recognition as the fastest-selling new artist for her genre of the last decade. Her debut album, How Can It Be, has been certified Platinum by the RIAA and has produced three certified Gold singles.