Lauren Daigle scores her second #1 Christian album. Her festive album Behold: A Christmas Collection dashes 2-1 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart (dated Dec. 31), increasing 8 percent to 14,000 copies sold in the week ending Dec. 15, according to Nielsen Music. The set is Daigle's second Top Christian Albums No. 1. Her first, her debut full-length, How Can It Be, topped the May 2, 2015, tally for the first of six weeks and has sold 536,000 since its release.
Produced by Paul Mabury and Jason Ingram, Behold: A Christmas Collection pays homage to the sounds of Lauren's hometown of New Orleans. Featuring soft jazz renditions of Christmas favorites, BEHOLD includes such classics as "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "Silent Night," "O Come All Ye Faithful," "What Child Is This," "O Holy Night," and more; in addition to an original composition titled "Light of the World", which was written by Paul Mabury and Jason Ingram. Pre-orders for the album will begin on September 26.
Says Daigle, "As a little girl, New Orleans graphed its culture deep within my veins and I fell in love with the cultural vibrancy and the resonating sound of New Orleans Jazz. The city is my happy place, a place I love more each time I return home. It has been a dream of mine to make a record of this caliber, touching respectfully on the roots of my upbringing and honoring those who paved the way. I hope as you listen to this record you are taken away by the awe and wonder of Christ in this season; and peace fills your home, your spirit and you find rest in the midst of rush. And above all, I hope Jesus is found riding on the sounds and into the hearts of all who come and BEHOLD."
"When you get a chance to combine Christmas, the artistry of Lauren Daigle, and the New Orleans sound, you do it!," says John Mays, VP of Centricity Music A&R. "This recording has ended up being a completely unique and joyful expression of Lauren's music. She's loved the process of making it, and we're excited to get to share it so that families everywhere can have a richer celebration of the season for years to come."