Katy Nichole Reflects On Success: ‘God’s Handprints Are All Over My Life’
By Movieguide® Contributor
Christian singer Katy Nichole is one of many artists who have used TikTok to launch their songs to the top of the charts.
The 22-year-old recently opened up about how the song — and the TikTok — came to be, as well as what’s next for her career.
Nichole’s hit song “In Jesus Name (God Of Possible)” took off after she posted a short video clip to TikTok of herself singing a few lines from the then-unfinished track.
Overnight, the video went viral, with almost 2 million views. However, this success presented Nichole with a bit of a problem.
“I realized if I want to release this, I need to fully create a new song,” Nichole shared. “It was the bridge that people were reacting to.”
After finishing the track and releasing it, “In Jesus Name” rocketed to the top of the iTunes charts and started getting radio play.
“It hit radio four days after it was released, which is crazy,” Nichole said. “Usually, it takes a few months.”
A few months after its release, “In Jesus Name” hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart and now holds the record for the most weeks at No. 1 for a debut single by a female artist on both Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs (20 weeks) and Christian Airplay charts (nine).
Nichole is currently hard at work on her debut album.
“I felt like my story is pretty messy and broken,” Nichole shared. “But I knew God’s handprints are all over my life.”
Movieguide® previously reported on Nichole’s success, including a tour with Jeremy Camp:
Katy Nichole recently took time to reflect on her blessings as she prepares for her upcoming gig, touring with Christian artist Jeremy Camp.
When asked if she considers herself an overnight success, Nichole replied, “I don’t think anyone is. I worked really hard but God blessed me in miraculous ways.”
Nichole has been singing in church since she was 16 and started leading worship two years later, along with writing her own songs.
She released her debut EP this summer, around the same time she made her Grand Ole Opry debut. Her song “In Jesus Name” won a K-LOVE Fan Award for Worship Song of the Year.
The song also went No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart and stayed there for 12 weeks.
Speaking about her upcoming shows with Camp, she shared, “It was a no-brainer for me to want to go out with someone who’s such an incredible musician with a heart for the Lord and a heart for missions.”
Nichole continued, “I love playing shows and meeting people who listen to the songs and hearing the stories of how the songs have impacted their lives and having a night of worship and gathering together in fellowship.”
The singer also spoke about what she wanted concert goers to get out of her performances. “We will gather together to sing and praise the Lord,” she shared. “I really hope I can encourage people that God is with them, He is for them and they are loved.”