music The Best Contemporary Christian Artists

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Contemporary Christian bands don't always sing about their faith, but they do have Christian themes in their music. This list of the top contemporary christian music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Contemporary Christian artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all contemporary Christian music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest contemporary Christian music bands of all time, since the most famous contemporary christian music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best contemporary Christian music.

Christian singers on the list even include major pop stars like Katy Perry and Carrie Underwood. Make sure to rock the vote by upvoting the greatest artists on this list (according to you). What will come out on top in the end? Tobymac? Newsboys? All important, significant, and iconic names in contemporary christian music music history deserve your votes, so make sure you vote for all the Christian band names you recognize and love.

The list includes all new contemporary christian music bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of contemporary Christian music, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into contemporary Christian music music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good contemporary Christian music bands with which to start out. 

This list answers the questions "who are the best contemporary Christian music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest contemporary Christian music musician ever?"

Whether you’re a pious and dedicated follower of contemporary Christian or you recently joined the flock, please vote for the best contemporary Christian groups and artists - not just the most popular contemporary Christian bands that you never actually listened to. We won’t know you’re lying, but God will. 



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Tobymac is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Tobymac Christian music, Christian hip hop Christian hardcore

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Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Newsboys Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock Alternative rock

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Third Day is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Third Day Pop music, Christian alternative rock Rock music

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Hillsong United is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Hillsong United Pop punk, Indie Contemporary worship music

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Steven Curtis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Steven Curtis Chapman Christian music, Pop music Contemporary Christian music

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MercyMe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
MercyMe Pop music, Grunge Contemporary worship music

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Chris Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Chris Tomlin Christian music, Contemporary worship music Contemporary Christian music

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Michael W. Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Michael W. Smith Christian music, Pop music Contemporary Christian music

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Jeremy Camp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Jeremy Camp Christian music, Contemporary Christian music Christian rock

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Amy Grant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Amy Grant Adult contemporary music, Christian music Pop music

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David Crowder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists

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For King & Country is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
For King & Country Contemporary Christian music, Soft rock Alternative rock

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Petra is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Petra Classic rock, Rock music Contemporary Christian music

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Tenth Avenue North is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Tenth Avenue North Rock music, Contemporary Christian music Acoustic music

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Matthew West is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Matthew West Indie pop, Adult contemporary music Christian music

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Francesca Battistelli is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Francesca Battistelli Christian music, Pop music Contemporary Christian music

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Britt Nicole is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Britt Nicole Christian music, Pop music Christian hip hop

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Matt Redman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Matt Redman Christian music, Pop music Contemporary worship music

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Owl City is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Owl City Synthpop, New Wave New Age

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Brandon Heath is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Brandon Heath Christian music, Pop music Christian alternative rock

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Rich Mullins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Rich Mullins Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

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Skillet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Skillet Nu metal, Rock music Grunge

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Plumb is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Plumb Christian music, Pop music Christian alternative rock

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Kari Jobe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Kari Jobe Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music Country

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Big Daddy Weave is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Big Daddy Weave Rock music, Contemporary Christian music Christian rock

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Natalie Grant is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Natalie Grant Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

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Jamie Grace is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Jamie Grace Christian hip hop, Folk music Contemporary Christian music

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Building 429 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Building 429 Pop music, Rock music Contemporary Christian music

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Needtobreathe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Needtobreathe Christian alternative rock, Rock music Contemporary Christian music

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Phil Wickham is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Phil Wickham Christian music, Pop music Christian alternative rock

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Sanctus Real is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Sanctus Real Christian alternative rock, Experimental rock Contemporary Christian music

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CeCe Winans is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
CeCe Winans Pop music, Hymn Contemporary worship music

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Danny Gokey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Danny Gokey Blue-eyed soul, Country pop Contemporary Christian music

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The Afters is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
The Afters Pop music, Rock music Contemporary Christian music

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PAR~A~DIGM is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
PAR~A~DIGM Christian Contemporary, Pop Alternative Rock - Their incredible upbeat attitude and positive energy combine to make them one of the most sought after performers today, each member of the band contributes their influences into the music they write, this creates a range of songs in ...

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Jaci Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Jaci Velasquez Indie pop, Christian music Pop music

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Carman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Carman Christian music, Contemporary worship music Contemporary Christian music

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Rebecca St. James is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Rebecca St. James Christian music, Contemporary Christian music Christian rock

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Chris August is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Chris August Contemporary Christian music

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Point of Grace is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Point of Grace Contemporary Christian music, Country

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BeBe & CeCe Winans is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
BeBe & CeCe Winans Pop music, Contemporary Christian music Urban contemporary gospel

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Laura Story is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Laura Story Contemporary Christian music

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Sandi Patty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Sandi Patty Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

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NewSong is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
NewSong Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock Gospel music

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Casting Crowns is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Casting Crowns Pop music, Rock music Contemporary Christian music

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Gary Chapman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Gary Chapman Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

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Jars of Clay is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Jars of Clay Rock music, Folk rock Acoustic music

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Jason Gray is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Jason Gray Contemporary Christian music, Gospel music

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The Imperials is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
The Imperials Christian music, Contemporary Christian music Southern Gospel

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Sidewalk Prophets is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Sidewalk Prophets Christian alternative rock, Contemporary Christian music Pop rock