Lauren Daigle gave a show-stopping performance of her Christian hit song, “You Say,” at the Billboard Music Awards Wednesday night and swept the awards in her genre.
Daigle, who won top Christian artist, top Christian album, and top Christian song, performed a stripped-down, intimate version of her song “You Say” at the popular mainstream event.
Billboard host Kelly Clarkson announced Daigle as her “favorite.”
Daigle’s last release, Look Up Child debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart upon its release in September, beating out popular secular musicians such as Drake, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B that week. Since then, she’s been a Billboard favorite and has been in the mainstream circuit sharing her Christian music and her story.
In an interview with Billboard prior to the show, Daigle opened up about the continued success of her hit song “You Say,” which reached 40 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100.
“I think, honestly, people just want that message of hope,” a grateful Daigle said of why she believes the song has been such a success. “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.” She adds that “You Say” is a song to “build people back up.”
Daigle set the stage for Mariah Carey who performed directly after the new artist and was awarded the Billboard Icon Award. Carey was among those that acknowledged God for her success during the show along with winners, Ella Mai and Juicy WRLD.
Top gospel album award went to Tori Kelly for her album, Hiding Place.