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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Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Newsboys Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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Tobymac is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Tobymac Christian music, Christian hip hop, Christian hardcore

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Hillsong United is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Hillsong United Pop punk, Indie, Contemporary worship music

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Third Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Third Day Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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MercyMe is listed (or ranked) 5 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) 6 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Chris Tomlin Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

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Steven Curtis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Steven Curtis Chapman Christian music, Pop 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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For King & Country is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
For King & Country Contemporary Christian music, Soft rock, Alternative rock

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Tenth Avenue North is listed (or ranked) 12 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) 13 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) 14 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Francesca Battistelli Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

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Matt Redman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Matt Redman Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary worship music

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David Crowder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists

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Kari Jobe is listed (or ranked) 17 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) 18 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Big Daddy Weave Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

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Petra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Petra Classic rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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Rich Mullins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Rich Mullins Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

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Brandon Heath is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Brandon Heath Christian music, Pop music, Christian alternative rock

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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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Britt Nicole is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Britt Nicole Christian music, Pop music, Christian hip hop

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Plumb is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Plumb Christian music, Pop music, Christian alternative rock

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Building 429 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Building 429 Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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Owl City is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Owl City Synthpop, New Wave, New Age

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Natalie Grant is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Natalie Grant Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

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Phil Wickham is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Phil Wickham Christian music, Pop music, Christian alternative rock

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Jamie Grace is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Jamie Grace Christian hip hop, Folk music, Contemporary Christian music

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Needtobreathe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Needtobreathe Christian alternative rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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CeCe Winans is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
CeCe Winans Pop music, Hymn, Contemporary worship music

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Sanctus Real is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Sanctus Real Christian alternative rock, Experimental rock, Contemporary Christian 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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Jaci Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Jaci Velasquez Indie pop, Christian music, Pop music

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Casting Crowns is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Casting Crowns Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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PAR~A~DIGM is listed (or ranked) 37 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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Point of Grace is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Point of Grace Contemporary Christian music, Country

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Carman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Carman Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

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BeBe & CeCe Winans is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
BeBe & CeCe Winans Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel

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Rebecca St. James is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Rebecca St. James Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

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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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Chris August is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Chris August 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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Jars of Clay is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Jars of Clay Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

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

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Sidewalk Prophets is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Sidewalk Prophets Christian alternative rock, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock

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Gary Chapman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Gary Chapman Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

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Israel Houghton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Israel Houghton Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

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Jason Gray is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Jason Gray Contemporary Christian music, Gospel music