Christian singer Lauren Daigle is making some major headlines in the music world this week after her new album “Look Up Child” debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Daigle beat out names as big as Ariana Grande, Cardi B, Drake, and Nicki Minaj. The only two artists ahead of her are Paul McCartney and Eminem, holding slots 1 and 2, respectively.
This marks the best sales week for a Christian album in nearly nine years.
Unsurprisingly, “Look Up Child” hit number 1 on the “Top Christian Albums” chart as well, selling 115,000 equivalent album units in one week.
“That’s the largest overall week for a Christian music album in 2018, and the biggest for any Christian set since the charts began ranking albums by equivalent album units in late 2014,” according to Billboard.
Casting Crowns’ 2009 album “Until the Whole World Hears” was the last Christian album to sell more units in a single week.