Lauren Daigle is a contemporary Christian artist who was born in Layfayette, Louisiana in 1991. She was brought up in a musical environment surrounded by the rich influences of zydeco, blues and Cajun elements of which can be heard throughout her own material. As a teenager she suffered a serious form of glandular fever which kept her away from school for two years and sidetracked any desires to start a career in music. At the age of 19, having resumed her studies, Daigle began singing in the college choir and as a solo artist auditioned for 'American Idol'. She began singing for a number of faith ensembles before eventually being signed to the Centricity Music label. After performing a track on a Centricity sampler album she began to build a fan base and in 2015 released her debut full-length album 'How Can It Be'. The album debuted at number one in the Billboard Christian Charts as well as breaking into the the top 20 in the mainstream charts and eventually being certified platinum. It was an impressive debut for an artist who has continued to build a successful career not only in the Christian genre but also among mainstream audiences.