Christian artist, Lauren Daigle, who is up for the top Christian artist for her third studio album “Look Up Child” took center stage at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.
Her intimate performance of her song “You Say” definitely couldn’t be lumped in with traditional worship sound and music, nor could it be compared to the mainstream sound one usually hears during an award show like the BBMAs.
Daigle, who consistently put her Christian faith at the center of her lyrics over the last several years, delivered a soulful performance that reflects her spirituality.
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She told Billboard she wanted to perform something simple and intimate. She said:
“I think, honestly, people just want that message of hope.
They just want something truthful to hold onto and to believe about themselves, and there’s so many different ways that the world can cut you down and hurt you.”
The song “You Say” is meant to “build people back up” and was inspired during a time when Daigle experienced insecurities in the music industry.
Lauren Daigle talked about the story behind her single. She said:
This song for me was just a reminder of identity. It was a reminder that when I’m weak He is strong. So how do I change that and bring that into my everyday life? When I feel inadequate how is it that there’s always these moments where I feel like God just steps in and supercedes my inadequacies.
Most of the songs from her album reflect her faith and were created to bring something beautiful out of life’s toughest experiences.
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Daigle has emerged as a hugely popular Christian artist who has been accepted as a secular act.
And many loved her stripped down performance:
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Congratulations to the BBMA breakout artist.