Lauren Daigle Wins American Music Award for Favorite Artist in Contemporary/Inspirational

FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, file photo, Lauren Daigle performs during the Dove Awards in Nashville. Producer-songwriter Wayne Haun, Daigle and rock singer Zach Williams are the top nominees at the 2017 GMA Dove Awards, honoring gospel and Christian music, announced Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

Lauren Daigle, who last month broke a Billboard record for her song “You Say,” has scored another musical milestone by garnering her fourth straight American Music Award in the “Favorite Artist—Contemporary Inspirational” category.

Daigle was not at the Sunday award show but reached out to fans via Twitter.

“Thanks to everyone who voted for the @amas! This year continues to be incredibly special and it is all because of YOU!!” she tweeted.

Fans vote for best artist in each category for the AMA’s. To qualify for nominations, the association considers interactions on Billboard.com, streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, social activity and touring, according to CHVN Radio.

So far this year, Daigle has earned two Grammy’s, three Billboard awards and six GMA Dove awards.

In late October, the cross-over artist eclipsed another best-selling project, topping Hillsong United’s “Oceans,” which held the No. 1 of all-time spot atop Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs list for 61 weeks until Daigle unseated it with “You Say.” It stayed there for 66 weeks until Kayne West’s recent release of “Follow God” from his Jesus Is King album.

Daigle credited “Oceans” with giving her inspiration to touch others through music.

“I hoped that I could be a part of something that shakes the earth like that song,” she said of “Oceans.” I didn’t know that would ever happen, and I had no idea that ‘You Say’ would be something that would parallel the life of ‘Oceans.’”

In January, Daigle launches her first-ever world arena tour, beginning in Australia.

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