Award-winning singer/songwriter LAUREN DAIGLE, will release her first-ever Christmas album titled BEHOLD, on October 21 via Centricity Music. Produced by Paul Mabury and Jason Ingram, the style of the holiday album pays homage to the sounds of Lauren’s hometown of New Orleans.
Featuring soft jazz renditions of Christmas favorites, BEHOLD includes such classics as “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “What Child Is This,” “O Holy Night,” and more; in addition to an original composition titled “Light of the World”, which was written by Paul Mabury and Jason Ingram.
Daigle has had a whirlwind year — just coming off an appearance on NBC’s TODAY show, she received her first GRAMMY® nomination earlier this year for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Album” at the 58th GRAMMY® Awards, as well as her first American Music Award nomination for “Favorite Artist Contemporary/Inspirational,” and took home the 2016 Billboard Music Award for “Top Christian Album.” She has won six Dove Awards, including this year’s prestigious “Artist of the Year” honor and was awarded this year’s K-LOVE Fan Awards for “Artist of the Year” and “Female Artist of the Year”; in addition to the 2015 K-LOVE Fan Award for “Worship Song of the Year” (“How Can It Be”). Among her award wins, Lauren recently SOLD OUT her debut headline concert tour. HOW CAN IT BE has logged more than five weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart, and premiered in the Top 30 on the Billboard 200. HOW CAN IT BE also reached #1 on the iTunes Christian Gospel Top Albums Chart with more than 416,100 album sales, 976,500 track sales and over 132 million streams, positioning her as the fastest-selling new artist in Contemporary Christian music in the past decade.
Daigle has had over 113 million YouTube and Vevo views, with approximately 359,400 subscribers. For “How Can It Be” alone, she has had more than 20 million views.