Christian & Gospel 2020 Billboard Music Awards For Kanye West, Lauren Daigle & For King & Country

Oct 16 2020

The winners of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards were announced this week. In the Christian and Gospel categories Kanye West won four of the nine nominations he was up for, including Top Gospel Artist, Top Christian Album and Top Gospel Album (Jesus Is King) and Top Gospel Song (Follow God). For King & Country won Top Christian Song for 'God Only Knows' and Lauren Daigle won Top Christian Artist.

Speaking after the awards ceremony, Kanye said "I wanted to just thank God for my nine Billboard nominations, it's the most of the night ... the four wins. Thank the Billboard Awards, thank all of my fans, thank all of my Christians that's been praying for me, praying for the day when I would serve the Kingdom. You know, God just keeps showing up. The incredible increase and the favor."

Multi-platinum and Billboard record breaking artist Lauren Daigle has a lot to celebrate this week. Following a successful fundraising benefit for victims of Hurricanes Laura and Delta and the news that her single “Still Rolling Stones” has officially been certified Gold, Daigle has taken home the 2020 Billboard Music Award (BBMA) for Top Christian Artist. This award marks her seventh BBMA and third win in this category. Last month, Daigle celebrated the news that the triple-platinum GRAMMY Award winning crossover hit, “You Say,” officially became the longest-running No. 1 song of any genre on a Billboard ‘Hot’ Chart at 106 weeks.

Of her win, Daigle said “thank you so much for this incredible honor! It was kind of crazy, last night I was sitting with my manager and she pointed out that five years ago to the day I wrote “You Say.” I thought that was kind of nuts, the timing of everything and what it means and signifies. That there is just amazing hope in the world. I was just a girl from Louisiana and now I’m at the BBMAs for the second year in a row. I am so grateful for everyone who has listened and I hope to see everyone soon!”

Four-time GRAMMY Award winning duo and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist for KING & COUNTRY received their first Billboard Music Award for the GRAMMY Award winning multi-week No. 1 hit “God Only Knows” in the Top Christian Song category. The duo has received a lifetime total of five nominations.

Joel and Luke Smallbone, the brothers that make up for KING & COUNTRY, share in a statement: “Never in our career had we seen such gifted artists believe in and collaborate on a song like ‘God Only Knows’… from Dolly to Timbaland to Echosmith to R3HAB... And fittingly, with the unprecedented nature of this track, never in our career have we won a Billboard Music Award! So, to our most wonderful musical partners who each brought their own heart and passion and lent their voices (or bests) and took this hope-filled message worldwide, we say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ and we share this acknowledgment with you! And to the 2020 BBMA’s - we send our love and respect and gratitude.”

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