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Top 100 Gospel Singers and Groups - 2018.


Gospel music is one of the oldest forms of music. With its origin traced back as far as the 17th century. Gospel singers have preached the words of the good book for centuries and. 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 artistEs 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 artistEs 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.

So, on straight thought, here are the best gospel artistes of 2018.


1 Donnie McClurkin

Genres: Hymn, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music



2 Kirk Franklin

Genres:Christian hip hop, Urban contemporary gospel



3 Fred Hammond

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



4 Marvin Sapp

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



5 Yalonda Adams



6 CeCe Winans

Genres: Pop music, Hymn, Contemporary worship music



7 Shirley Caesar

Genres: Gospel music



8 Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Gospel music



9 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



(This list was curated from popular ranking site, ranker.com)

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