(RNS) — For the second straight day, an openly queer [ ] artist has the top Christian album on iTunes.
“Preacher’s Kid” by Semler, the artist name of Grace Baldridge, hit No. 1 on Tuesday (Feb. 9) in Apple’s iTunes store, dethroning “Look Up, Child” by Lauren Daigle, which was released in 2018.
“It’s unbelievable. I keep trying to pinch myself,” Baldridge, 30, told Religion News Service.
“I actually got a tattoo last night to try and pinch myself to see if this was real.”
But don’t expect to hear the eight-song EP on Christian radio anytime soon.
It carries a parental advisory for explicit lyrics and at turns lacerates youth group lock-ins and short-term mission trips — staples of an evangelical Christian upbringing — while professing a complicated faith.
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