The most-Shazamed song during Wednesday’s Billboard Music Awards on NBC wasn’t a rock, country or mainstream pop song. Instead, it was a Christian tune.
Lauren Daigle’s “You Say” off of her most recent album Look Up Child was the most-Shazamed song during the awards show, beating out performers such as the Mariah Carey, Khalid and Panic! at the Disco, Billboard reported.
Shazam is an app that identifies songs by listening to them.
The song accounted for 25 percent of all Shazams during the broadcast.
The song even beat out the combined Shazams for three songs by the Jonas Brothers.
You Say has enjoyed rare mainstream success for a Christian song, receiving play on mainstream radio stations. It landed in the top 40 of Billboard’s Hot 100 in January.
It also stood atop Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart for 17 weeks.
Following is the Top 10 list for the most-Shazamed songs during the Billboard Music Awards:
1. Lauren Daigle, You Say
2. Jonas Brothers, Medley
3. Dan + Shay & Tori Kelly, Speechless
4. Khalid, Talk
5. Mariah Carey, Medley
6. Halsey, Without Me
7. Panic! at the Disco, Hey Look Ma, I Made It
8. BTS featuring Halsey, Boy with Luv
9. Ciara, Thinkin Bout You
10. Kelly Clarkson, Broken & Beautiful
Daigle won three awards at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. She won the award for Best Christian Artist, Best Christian album for her album Look Up Child, and Best Christian Song for "You Say."
Michael Foust is a freelance writer. Visit his blog, MichaelFoust.com.
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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, The Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.