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A Simple Worship Chorus on TikTok Results in 80 Million Views and a Record Contract

Katy Nichole
Screengrab via TikTok @katynichole_

Katy Nichole had no idea how much God was going to use her story to bring glory to His name and voice in the first 21 years of her life.

Nichole’s debut single, “In Jesus Name (God of Possible),” collected over 80 million views on TikTok, which landed her a recording contract with Centricity Music (Lauren DaigleAndrew Peterson, Brandon Heath, Jordan Feliz). It is now the #1 song on iTunes Christian music chart, topping Casting Crowns, Anne Wilson, Jordan Feliz, and Lauren Daigle.

The song was inspired by her journey with scoliosis and was written during a time when many were struggling amidst the pandemic.

After a painful surgery in an attempt to straighten her spine, Nichole was forced to remain in bed for weeks, which resulted in her becoming depressed, adding mental and emotional pain to her physical pain.

Nichole underwent another surgery three years later when she was 18 years old, which removed the metal rod and screws from the first surgery. “I go into the second surgery and I come out of it and the smoke cloud of depression was gone,” Nichole said. “I encountered the Lord in that moment.”

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Nichole’s X-rays showed that her spine was actually straighter than when the rods were in there. “So when I say God can do miracles, I mean it because I’ve seen it,” she said.

“There’s no story that doesn’t matter to God. Every story was written by Him and He is the greatest author of all time. God’s healed me, so I know He can heal someone else and I’m just going to share my story and hope it will encourage others to share theirs.”

“I pray for your healing—that circumstances would change. I pray that the fear inside would flee in Jesus name. I pray that a breakthrough would happen today. I pray miracles over your life in Jesus name. In Jesus name.”

Christian music’s largest radio network, K-Love, uncharacteristically debuted the Nichole’s song during one of their programs on January 31, 2022 before she was ever signed to a record label.

A video of Nichole listening to K-Love’s broadcast has received over 3.5 million views on TikTok and over 18,700 comments.

On October 6, 2019, Nichole told Newsboy’s singer Michael Tait (DC Talk) about a story her friend Josh Havens (The Afters) shared with her. Havens told Nichole that he gave one of his business cards to his favorite band, telling them that one day his band would open for them. And they did.

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