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Once became controversial, the pop-rock version of The Lord's Prayer became an instant hit on the airwaves when first released on 1974. Rendition done by Sister Janet Mead (born 1938, Adelaide, South Australia), a Roman Catholic nun. The surprise hit reached Number 3 on the Australian Singles Chart (Kent Music Report) in 1974 and Number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the same year. The single earned her a Grammy Award nomination and Golden Gospel Award in 2004.
Mead became the second woman to have a top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart while serving as a nun. Sister Luc-Gabrielle, also known as Sœur Sourire and The Singing Nun, had a Number 1 pop hit in 1963 with "Dominique".