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Lauren Daigle’s ‘Trust in You’ Triumphs on Another Christian Chart

The song rises 3-1 on Christian Airplay, while continuing atop Hot Christian Songs and Christian Digital Songs.

Lauren Daigle‘s co-written “Trust in You” ascends to the top of Billboard‘s Christian Airplay chart (dated April 9). The third single from her debut full-length album, How Can It Be, climbs 3-1, up 8 percent to 10 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music.

“Trust” is Daigle’s second No. 1 on the ranking, following (aptly) “First,” which led for three weeks last fall. A year ago, the How Can It Be title track reached No. 6. The set has sold 272,000 to date. A deluxe version, which will include two new tracks, arrives May 6.


“It astounds me that this song is making such an impact,” the 24-year-old singer/songwriter from Lafayette, La., tells Billboard. “Tragedy collides with hope every time we choose to trust Him beyond our circumstances. I’m so thankful for yet another outlet to shine a little light in times of difficulty.”

As “Trust” crowns Christian Airplay, it logs a third week atop the airplay/sales/streaming-based Hot Christian Songs chart (where it’s Daigle’s first No. 1) and Christian Digital Songs (where it’s her second topper, following “First”), with 9,000 downloads sold.

“Every once in a while, you have the privilege to work with an artist that is bigger than the plans and strategies,” says Steve Ford, GM of Daigle’s label, Centricity. “Lauren was like that. To see her fans respond with such energy and excitement is so rare. It’s all been quite rewarding.”

Meanwhile, on Top Gospel Albums, Jonathan Nelson’s fifth entry, Fearless, bounds in at No. 1 with 5,000 sold in its opening week. The 14-track live set is Nelson’s second leader, and second to launch at the summit, following 2013’s Finish Strong (8,000).

Also debuting in the Top Gospel Albums top five is jazz/gospel artist Cory Henry’s chart debut, The Revival (No. 5, 1,000).

On Top Christian Albums, F I R S T, the six-song launch EP from Saddleback Worship, the inspirational music collective based at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., jumps in at No. 11 (3,000). New at No. 12 is the compilation WOW Hits: 20th Anniversary (3,000). The set’s 39 songs are from genre stars including Francesca Battistelli, Hillsong United, Plumb and Matthew West.