Two Acadiana natives are winners of Billboard Music Awards.
Lafayette native Lauren Daigle swept in the Christian Music category. Daigle won in all three categories for which she was nominated–Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Song (“You Say”), and Top Christian Album (“Look Up, Child”).
Abbeville native Koryn Hawthorne won one award during Tuesday night’s ceremony. The former “The Voice” contestant won in the Top Gospel Song for her track “Won’t He Do It.” Hawthorne was nominate for two other awards, Top Gospel Artist and Top Gospel Album.
These awards are the first Billboard Music Awards for both Hawthorne and Daigle, but their not the first awards received by these artists. Earlier this year, Daigle won Grammy Awards for Best Comtemporary Christian Song and Album for “You Say” and “Look Up, Child,” respectively. Hawthorne’s “Won’t He Do It” won a the 2018 Dove Award for Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year and the Stellar Gospel Music Award for Music Video of the Year. “Won’t He Do It” was also nominated for the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Gospel Song. The album that contained the single, “Unstoppable,” won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Album.