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Some of the world’s inspirational and best Gospel singers or gospel groups

Gospel music is one of the oldest forms of music. With its origins being traced back as far as the 17th century, Gospel singers have preached the words of the good book for centuries and are making some of the best gospel and Christian songs of 2018.

Gospel singers for a long time had to sing without musical accompaniment outside of clapping and stomping – black gospel music has a strong tradition of using the human hands and feet as instruments.

More recently, these hymns and songs feature the same strong harmonies, but also organs to tambourines to electric guitars. Beginning in the 1920s and 1930s, gospel artists became some of the most popular singers in the world.

The best gospel singers are wildly popular in the Christian community are closely associated with other Christian singers. Today, within the Christian community, gospel singers are as, if not more popular than Christian rock bands, which is saying a lot.

So, who are the best gospel singers? Any list of gospel artists has to include male gospel singers like Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, BeBe Winans, and Fred Hammond, as well as female Christian singers like CeCe Winans, Yalonda Adams and Shirley Caesar.

These gospel singers are considered some of the best in the genre and it’s with good reason that they’re at or near the top of this poll. The best gospel artists are well represented on this list and with good reason. When you think of Christian singers and gospel artists, you should be able to use this list as a great point of reference.

Some Nigerian gospel singer made it to this list, gospel acts such as Sinach, Nathaniel Bassey, Frank Edwards and St. Chika. 

CHECK OUT THE LIST;

Donnie McClurkin

Genres: Hymn, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

Kirk Franklin

Genres:Christian hip hop, Urban contemporary gospel

Fred Hammond

Genres: Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music, Gospel music

Marvin Sapp

Genres: Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music, Gospel music

Yalonda Adams

 

CeCe Winans

Genres: Pop music, Hymn, Contemporary worship music

Shirley Caesar

Genres: Gospel music

Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Gospel music

John P. Kee

Genres: Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Gospel music

10 Andraé Crouch

Genres: Contemporary Christian music, Gospel music

11 Marvin Winans

Genre: Gospel music

12 BeBe & CeCe Winans

Genre: Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel

13 Israel Houghton

Genre: Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

14 Karen Clark Sheard

Genre: Contemporary Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel, Rhythm and blues

15 Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers

Genre: Gospel music

16 BeBe Winans

Genre: Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

17 Kurt Carr

Genre: Contemporary worship music, Gospel music

18 Chris Tomlin

Genre: Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

19 Deitrick Haddon

Genre: Pop music, Electronic dance music, Urban contemporary gospel

20 Don Moen

Genre: Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

21 Youthful Praise

Genre: Gospel music

22 Sinach

23 Kim Burrell

Genre: Jazz

24 Tasha Cobbs

 

25 Twinkie Clark

Genre: Gospel music

26 Dottie Peoples

27 LeCrae

Genre: Hip hop music, Christian hip hop, Gangsta rap

28 God’s Property

Genre: Gospel music

29 Albertina Walker

Genre: Gospel music

30 Darlene Zschech

Genre: Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

31 David Phelps

Genres: Christian music, Southern Gospel, Gospel music

32 Five Blind Boys of Alabama

Genres: Gospel music, Blues

33 Daryl Coley

Genres: Contemporary Christian music, Gospel music

34 Ron Kenoly

Genres: Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Gospel music

35 William McDowell

36 Frank Edwards

 

37 James Moore

38 Sandi Patty

Genres: Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

39 Jason Crabb

Genres: Christian music, Southern Gospel

40 Michael W. Smith

Genres: Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

41 The Crabb Family

Genres: Christian music

42 Larnelle Harris

Genres: Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

43 Vestal Goodman

Genres: Southern Gospel

44 Sohyang

Genres: Contemporary Christian music

45 Cathedral Quartet

Genres: Christian music, Southern Gospel

46 Michael English

Genres: Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

47 Kari Jobe

Genres: Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music, Country

48 The Hoppers

Genres: Southern Gospel

49 Keith Green

Genres: Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Rock and roll

50 Jake Hess

Genres: Southern Gospel

51 Ernie Haase & Signature Sound

Genre: Christian music, Southern Gospel

52 Gold City

Genre: Christian music, Southern Gospel

53 Thomas A. Dorsey

Genre: Gospel music, Blues

54 The Blackwood Brothers

Christian music, Southern Gospel

55 Nathaniel Bassey

Genre: Contemporary Worship, Nigerian Junglebeat-Rock Worship, Rock

56 Jerry Butler & The Impressions

Genre: Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Gospel music

57 The Happy Goodman Family

Genre: Southern Gospel

58 Elvis Presley

Genre: Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

59 J. D. Sumner

Genre: Southern Gospel, Gospel music

60 George Beverly Shea

61 Babbie Mason

62 Andy Mineo

Genre: Christian hip hop

63 Jessy Dixon

Genre: Christian music, Rhythm and blues, Gospel music

64 Kathy Troccoli

Genre: Christian music

65 The Talleys

Genre: Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

66 Lee Williams and The Spiritual QC’s

67 The Martins

Genre: Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

68 Marion Williams

Genre: Christian music, Gospel music

69 Brian Courtney Wilson

Genre: Urban contemporary, Contemporary Christian music

70 The Rambos

Genre: Christian music, Southern Gospel

71 The Florida Boys

72 The Inspirations

Genre: Southern Gospel

73 Matt Redman

Genre: Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary worship music

74 Planetshakers

Genre: Christian rock,Contemporary Christian music,Contemporary worship music

75 Barrett sisters

76 Carter Family

Genre: Country

77 Kirk Talley

Genre: Southern Gospel, Gospel music

78 The LeFevres

Genre: Southern Gospel

79 The McKameys

Genre: Southern Gospel

80 Tamika Patton

Genre: Gospel/Soul/Jazz

81 Damita

82 Damita Jo DeBlanc

83 The Chuck Wagon Gang

Genre: Bluegrass, Southern Gospel

84 The Andrews Sisters

Genre: Girl group, Swing music, Boogie-woogie

85 ESTHER EDWARD

Genre: GOSPEL

86 David Crowder Band

Genre: Electronic music, Contemporary worship music, Folk rock

87 Damita

Genre: gospel music

88 The Perrys

89 Lincoln Brewster

Genre: Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

90 St. Chika

91 LaKisha Jones

Genre: Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

92 Mighty Elohim

Genre: Gospel Rap/ Hip Hop – Eternal Bangers!   

93 Deborah Fraser

94 Bridget Blucher

95 Marshall Hall

96 Kitty Wells

Genre: Nashville sound, Honky-tonk, Gospel music

97 The Lewis Family

Genre: Bluegrass, Gospel music

98 Lisa Bevill

Genre: Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Gospel music

99 Gayla Earlene

Genre: Christian music, Gospel music, Country

100 Darrell Evans

Genre: Christian music

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