“I am very honored and I want to thank everyone involved in making this accomplishment,” said Daigle. “I can sing and write, but there are a lot of people working behind the scenes. My sincere gratitude goes to them. To be part of a song that not only made history, but lived in family homes. raising babies, widows who need comfort, teenagers who need a friend, those who have lost and those who have won, this is a gift I will never fully express. Thank you.”
Helping “You Say” to dominate Hot Christian Songs for its 100th week, it overtakes Christian Streaming Songs for a 93rd frame, with 4 million US streams in the week ending August 27. It also sold 2,000 downloads during that time, having already spent a record 70 weeks atop Christian digital song sales.
Daigle wrote “You Say” with Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury. It was released as the lead single from Daigle’s third studio LP Find a child, which bowed to No.1 on Top Christian Albums in September 2018, becoming its third leader. Ingram and Mabury produced the set.
Find a child rewrote the record for longest reign on top Christian albums since the list became a weekly survey and adopted Nielsen Music / MRC Data figures, April 1995: 82 weeks to date.
The ensemble reached No.3 on the Billboard 200 All Genres, providing the largest week (115,000 album equivalents) for a Christian music track since the charts began ranking albums by this measure in late 2014. Since its release, it has gained 1.6 million units, including 730,000 in sales.
On Hot Christian Songs, “You Say” began its 100-week order on the chart dated July 28, 2018, marking its third of four leaders. (Daigle’s own “The Christmas Song” interrupted her reign for a week in January 2019.) Along the way, “You Say” dominated Christian Airplay for 17 weeks and enjoyed mass appeal success, reaching number 29 on Hot 100.
“You Say” reached number 1 on Billboard‘s Adult Contemporary chart, becoming the first song to feature both Christian Airplay and AC. It also rose to No. 5 on Adult Pop Songs and No. 20 on Pop Songs.
To date, the song has garnered 2.3 billion radio audiences and 605.7 million US streams and sold 929,000 downloads.