Two-time Grammy-winning singer Lauren Daigle has signed with Atlantic Records in partnership with Centricity Music, the companies have announced via Variety.
The American Idol alum and two-time Grammy winner will release her next album in the spring.
Lauren said in a press statement: “I am super thankful and exhilarated by my new partnership with Atlantic! I have so much respect for the artists they represent. I grew up routinely listening to Aretha Franklin, Matchbox Twenty and Paramore, was always amazed at the vocal ability of Sia, found myself lost in the joy and curiosity of Coldplay, while diving into the lyrics of Ed Sheeran. To be amongst people I’ve been so deeply inspired by, I must simply smile. Julie, Craig, and the entire team at Atlantic show what it means to be a powerhouse force in the music industry while still remaining zealous and motivated by art and sound. Along with my longtime partner, Centricity Music, I cannot wait for the story we get to share and embark upon together.
Centricity Music CEO Caren Seidle says, “The partnership between Atlantic Records and Centricity Music is a testament to our shared belief in the undeniable talent and creative vision of Lauren. We are honored to be a part of Lauren’s journey thus far and excited to join forces with the excellent team at Atlantic as we work together to bring her music and art to even more people around the world.”
Atlantic Records’ Julie Greenwald and Craig Kallman say, “Lauren is a once-in-a-generation artist — an extraordinary singer, gifted songwriter, and charismatic performer. As her millions of fans already know, she creates uplifting music that’s powerful, soulful, and transporting. We’re thrilled to partner with the amazing team at Centricity Music and welcome Lauren into the Atlantic family.”
Lauren auditioned for American Idol several times
Daigle did not take music seriously until an illness kept her out of high school for two years and she began taking voice lessons. She planned to enter the medical field and did mission work in Brazil before starting at Louisiana State University, where she would go on to lead the choir and commit to a lifetime in music.
Lauren auditioned for American Idol in 2010 and 2012, but was cut just before the Top 24 round in 2010. She did not make it to Hollywood in 2011. She made it to the Hollywood Round in 2012 but was cut in the first Las Vegas round.
The singer’s last album, 2018’s Look Up Child, released via Warner Brothers Record/Centricity Music, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and featured the five-times platinum single “You Say.” Nine of her singles and two of her three albums have been certified platinum or platinum-plus.