Lauren Daigle’s ‘Thank God I Do’ Becomes Her Sixth No. 1 on Hot Christian Songs Chart
The singer-songwriter extends her record for the most leaders among women.
Lauren Daigle’s “Thank God I Do” rises to No. 1 on Billboard’s streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Christian Songs chart, dated May 20.
The song is the lead single from the Louisiana-born singer-songwriter’s self-titled 10-song album, released May 12. Daigle is set to release another 10 songs for the collection’s bonus edition later this year.
Daigle co-authored “Thank” with Jason Ingram, while Jeff Bhasker, P!nk and Nate Ruess are also credited as writers, as the song contains elements of P!nk’s “Just Give Me a Reason,” featuring Ruess (which the three co-penned), a three-week No. 1 on the all-genre multimetric Billboard Hot 100 in 2013.
“Thank” tops Christian Digital Song Sales for a seventh week (2,000 sold in the United States May 5-11, according to Luminate) and ranks at its highs of No. 3 on Christian Streaming Songs (2.4 million official streams, up 8%) and No. 9 on Christian Airplay (4.4 million audience impressions, up 2%).
The piano ballad also rises to new bests of No. 16 on Adult Contemporary and No. 21 on Adult Pop Airplay.
Now with six Hot Christian Songs leaders, Daigle boasts the most among women since the chart began in 2003. (Carrie Underwood ranks next with three.) Among all artists, Daigle is tied for fourth place with Jeremy Camp, Third Day, Chris Tomlin and Matthew West. MercyMe leads with 13 No. 1s, followed by Casting Crowns (nine) and tobyMac (seven).
Daigle previously topped Hot Christian Songs with “Trust in You,” for 18 weeks beginning in March 2016; “Back to God,” with Reba McEntire (one week, March 2017); “You Say” (a record 132 weeks, beginning in July 2018); “The Christmas Song” (one week, January 2019); and “Hold on to Me” (four weeks, starting in June 2021).