1. Lauren Daigle Wins First Grammys
Skyrocketing to mega-stardom this year, crossover singer, Lauren Daigle took home her first Grammy last night for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. She also won Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for You Say. A song that recently made history on the Billboard Charts.
During her acceptance speech, Daigle spoke of the power of music, “I love that music gives us the opportunity to look up. It gives us the opportunity to spread love to the entire world.”
2. Jesus Culture Receives Grammy Nomination
Uber famous and powerhouse Jesus Culture Worship of Sacramento, California, known for anthems Rooftops, Set a Fire, Break Every Chain, How He Loves Me and Holy Sprit, received their first Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Christian album.
According to the Christian Post, lead guitarist Jeffery Kunde gave the credit to God for this unexpected honor: “I don’t think we’re trying for any of it. It’s just happening organically because the Lord is touching it and He’s making it happen.”
3. Tori Kelly Wins Best Gospel Album and More
Tori Kelly won a Grammy for Best Gospel Album for her album Hiding Place.
She and Kirk Frankin also won the Grammy for Best Gospel Performance + Song for Never Alone. Here is her acceptance speech:
At the end of the night, Kelly shared her astonishment at winning not one, but two Grammys—something she “dreamed about” since she was a kid.
what a wild day. i still don’t know how i was somehow able to soak the tears back into my eyes as i was walking up to accept each of these. dreamed about this since i was a kid. never thought i would get 2 in 1 night pic.twitter.com/ggjcYhVSFm
— tori kelly (@torikelly) February 11, 2019
4. South African Gospel Choir Wins Best World Music Album
The Soweto Gospel Choir of South Africa won for Best World Music Album for their 2018 album Freedom.
The Christian Post stated that “Their win this year is the group’s third Grammy, having won previously in 2007 and 2008. In 2009, the choir became the first South African artist to perform at the Academy Awards. They have performed with gospel artists Kirk Franklin and Bebe Winans.