Christian singer Lauren Daigle’s song “You Say” has become the first song to run 100 weeks on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart.
Daigle released the song in 2018 and it has stayed at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard chart for Christian songs ever since, The Christian Post reports.
“When I was a little girl, I would dream of moments like this. Upon hearing the news, I called my family. We laughed. We cried. We made jokes. We celebrated. I am so honored and want to thank all the people involved in achieving this accomplishment,” Daigle wrote on Instagram after learning of the honor.
Daigle has said the song is “a song of my identity” and she’s thankful the song has resonated with others.
“My sincere gratitude goes out to them. To be a part of a song that has not only made history but has lived inside the homes of families raising babies, widows needing comfort, teenagers needing a friend, those who have lost and those who have gained, that is a gift I’ll never fully put into words. Simply amazed that ‘You Say’ has spent 100 weeks on @billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart! Thank you ALL!!
Since its release, the song has been used in television shows and series such as “Dancing with the Stars” and “American Idol.” Singer Kelly Clarkson also sang the song in May in a tribute to first responders working during the coronavirus pandemic.
“You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing / You say I am strong when I think I am weak / And you say I am held when I am falling short / When I don't belong, oh, you say I am yours,” the song lyrics read.
“You Say” also won the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song.
Daigle’s latest single, “Rescue,” is currently No. 2 on the Billboard Christian songs chart.
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