The world of music is captivated by the passion, talent, and character of Grammy award-winning musician, Lauren Daigle.
The Christian musician’s “Look Up Child” album debuted at Billboard 200 chart at #3 last September. It bested efforts from famous artists such as Nicki Minaj, Drake, Ariane Grande, and Cardi B.
Last March, Daigle bagged her first Grammys. Her song “You Say” won the Best Contemporary Christian Music Song/Performance, and her “Look Up Child” won the Best Contemporary Christian Album.
Daigle’s popularity widened when she guested at notable TV shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
The musician is already an inspiration for a lot of people, but what makes her a real role model is her character. The limelight doesn’t stop her from remembering her beginnings.
The Lafayette, Lousiana artist, was interviewed by New York’s Z100 studios recently, where she talked about her music career. Daigle said her career in music started when she’s feeling her lowest because of extreme illness.
Daigle contacted an immune deficiency known as cytomegalovirus when she’s 15-years-old. The musician described the sickness as an “extreme form of mono.”
She said, “I was placed on homebound, and that was when my mom said, ‘Hey, we should start voice lessons,’ basically to say, ‘to keep you from depression, let’s keep you focused on music.’ I fell in love; it became my healing. From that space, that’s where those songs come from.”
Even if she’s homebound, sick, and isolated, the musician wasn’t in despair, and she used her time to play and compose music. And all those experience is a reservoir of memory and wisdom that she uses in her songwriting.
Now, she motivates people to see that all our trials in life make us stronger. She expressed, “I feel I like that experience. I could live a lifetime off of just those two years. The wealth that was given to me and invested in the time; I tell people a lot of times, ‘What you think might overcome you is just the place you’re supposed to launch from. What you think might be the place that is overwhelming and all-consuming is just the beginning of your destiny.”
The Christian Post interviewed Daigle, where she said she’ll always speak of her calling of sharing the Gospel outside the church. She expressed, “I think the passage that says, ‘Go out into the world and draw people unto Him,’ the Great Commission, that’s what I think about regarding the mainstream aspect. I wasn’t looking at making my music as mainstream versus Christian. I was like, ‘OK, what is the purest version of me? Or what is the purest thing that God has written into my spirit, and how do I express that? How do I communicate that?'”
“My music has crossover appeal, but it doesn’t mean that I’m leaving one for the other or that I’m going to be swept up by one thing or the other. For me, it’s like, ‘Oh, everything just got even more clear.’ Everything just got more transparent as to why it is that we go and love people who are outside of the walls of our church, outside of the barriers that we’re comfortable with,” Daigle added.