Lauren Daigle makes Billboard chart history this week. Her latest album Look Up Child is spending its 38th week at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart (dated July 13). This is the longest time an album has spent on the pinnacle position tying in with the 38-week rule of Switchfoot's The Beautiful Letdown, beginning in 2004-05.
"Look Up Child has been in the works for quite some time and I'm excited to finally share it with my fans," says Lauren. "The studio has become my companion as I've poured all that I can into what is now a body of work that I deeply treasure."
Last September, Look Up Child debuted at No. 1 on Top Christian Albums and at No. 3 on the all-genre Billboard 200.
The album is largely propelled by the set's first single "You Say." The song is spending its 50th week atop the Hot Christian Songs list, which blends streaming, airplay and sales data. The song is the second-longest-leading No. 1 on Hot Christian Songs trailing behind Hillsong United's "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)," which dominated for 61 weeks starting in December 2013.
"You Say" demonstrates a growth in Lauren's talent as a songwriter and vocalist. The song is both emotional and uplifting, a reminder to look inward to find strength in difficult times. "You Say" is now available across all streaming services and the official video can be viewed here.
From catchy melodies, to reggae jive, sweeping orchestral ballads to back beat vibe, Look Up Child has transcribed the pulse of Lauren's veins into musical form. She adds, "Every part of the music experience, of Look Up Child, the album and the tour shares a profound love, deep rooted joy, and hopefully a connection to the music for people to share."