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Lauren Daigle Returns As ‘Hold On to Me’ Debuts on Hot Christian Songs

Lauren Daigle‘s new single “Hold on to Me” blasts onto Billboard‘s Hot Christian Songs chart dated March 13 at No. 3.

The song, released Feb. 26 as Daigle’s first new music in the Christian genre since 2018, opens with 2 million U.S. streams, 831,000 audience impressions and 8,000 downloads sold, according to MRC Data.

“Hold” is Daigle’s 14th Hot Christian Songs top 10. She boasts four No. 1s, including “You Say,” which continues its record-extending stay atop the tally for a 120th week at No. 1, a reign that began in July 2018. It leads the latest list with 7.8 million in radio reach, 4 million streams and 1,000 sold.

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The new song marks the Louisiana native’s top start on Hot Christian Songs. Its No. 3 arrival bests the No. 7 entrances of “How Can It Be,” her first top 10, in 2015 and “The Christmas Song” in 2019.

“Hold” also launches atop Christian Digital Song Sales, where it’s Daigle’s fifth leader. It debuts at No. 3 on Christian Streaming Songs and rises 25-24 on Christian Airplay.

“You Say” was released from Daigle’s most recent album, Look Up Child, which debuted as her third No. 1 on Top Christian Albums in September 2018. It tops the latest chart for a 92nd week, extending its record rule dating to April 1995, when the chart adopted MRC Data information and began publishing weekly. It claims Greatest Gainer honors this week, up 6% to 7,000 equivalent album units.

In between the release of the LP and “Hold,” Daigle scored a No. 1 on Billboard‘s Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart in January as featured on Petey Martin’s “Come Back Home.”

The official video for “Hold” is scheduled to premiere, along with a Q&A between Daigle and fans, March 11 at 8 p.m. ET.