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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232 54
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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2
200 47
Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Newsboys Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

3
177 43
Third Day is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Third Day Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

4
210 65
MercyMe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
MercyMe Pop music, Grunge, Contemporary worship music

5
173 46
Hillsong United is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Hillsong United Pop punk, Indie, Contemporary worship music

6
224 70
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

7
143 37
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

8
152 36
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

9
156 47
Jeremy Camp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Jeremy Camp Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

10
57 8
For King & Country is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
unashamedjfreak116 added For King & Country Contemporary Christian music, Soft rock, Alternative rock

11
149 58
Amy Grant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Amy Grant Adult contemporary music, Christian music, Pop music

12
101 29
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

13
72 22
David Crowder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
jimmy-ward added David Crowder

14
96 31
Matthew West is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Matthew West Indie pop, Adult contemporary music, Christian music

15
112 47
Francesca Battistelli is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Francesca Battistelli Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

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109 46
Big Daddy Weave is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Big Daddy Weave Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

17
84 33
Kari Jobe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Kari Jobe Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music, Country

18
96 39
Skillet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Skillet Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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80 29
Matt Redman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Matt Redman Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary worship music

20
77 23
Rich Mullins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Rich Mullins Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

21
96 40
Petra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Petra Classic rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

22
43 8
Casting Crowns is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Danny Marks added Casting Crowns Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

23
87 41
Natalie Grant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Natalie Grant Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

24
105 44
Brandon Heath is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Brandon Heath Christian music, Pop music, Christian alternative rock

25
73 28
Building 429 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Building 429 Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

26
80 34
Needtobreathe is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Needtobreathe Christian alternative rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

27
72 31
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

28
66 25
Owl City is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
jimmy-ward added Owl City Synthpop, New Wave, New Age

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76 32
Britt Nicole is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Britt Nicole Christian music, Pop music, Christian hip hop

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82 32
Plumb is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Plumb Christian music, Pop music, Christian alternative rock

31
53 21
Jaci Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Jaci Velasquez Indie pop, Christian music, Pop music

32
53 22
CeCe Winans is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
CeCe Winans Pop music, Hymn, Contemporary worship music

33
59 25
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

34
66 26
Phil Wickham is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Phil Wickham Christian music, Pop music, Christian alternative rock

35
51 21
The Afters is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
The Afters Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

36
63 26
Sanctus Real is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Sanctus Real Christian alternative rock, Experimental rock, Contemporary Christian music

37
29 5
Jars of Clay is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
poemblaze added Jars of Clay Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

38
27 5
Sidewalk Prophets is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Sidewalk Prophets Christian alternative rock, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock

39
43 22
Carman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Carman Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

40
134 86
PAR~A~DIGM is listed (or ranked) 40 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 ...

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51 27
Point of Grace is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Point of Grace Contemporary Christian music, Country

42
36 18
BeBe & CeCe Winans is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
BeBe & CeCe Winans Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel

43
51 25
Chris August is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Chris August Contemporary Christian music

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39 20
NewSong is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
NewSong Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock, Gospel music

45
46 26
Laura Story is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Laura Story Contemporary Christian music

46
43 21
Rebecca St. James is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Rebecca St. James Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

47
17 5
Phillips, Craig & Dean is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Danny Marks added Phillips, Craig & Dean Contemporary Christian music

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17 6
4Him is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Danny Marks added 4Him Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

49
43 32
Sandi Patty is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Sandi Patty Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

50
14 6
Keith Green is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
poemblaze added Keith Green Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Rock and roll