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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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216 55
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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2
222 69
MercyMe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
MercyMe Pop music, Grunge, Contemporary worship music

3
248 60
Tobymac is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Tobymac Christian music, Christian hip hop, Christian hardcore

4
237 76
Chris Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Chris Tomlin Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

5
180 50
Hillsong United is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Hillsong United Pop punk, Indie, Contemporary worship music

6
69 10
For King & Country is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
unashamedjfreak116 added For King & Country Contemporary Christian music, Soft rock, Alternative rock

7
185 47
Third Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Third Day Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

8
151 43
Steven Curtis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Steven Curtis Chapman Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

9
163 43
Michael W. Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Michael W. Smith Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

10
162 54
Jeremy Camp is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Jeremy Camp Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

11
58 12
Casting Crowns is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Danny Marks added Casting Crowns Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

12
108 31
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
82 25
David Crowder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
jimmy-ward added David Crowder

14
97 46
Natalie Grant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Natalie Grant Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

15
152 65
Amy Grant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Amy Grant Adult contemporary music, Christian music, Pop music

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16
91 36
Kari Jobe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Kari Jobe Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music, Country

17
104 40
Skillet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Skillet Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

18
86 36
Needtobreathe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Needtobreathe Christian alternative rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

19
117 50
Francesca Battistelli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Francesca Battistelli Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

20
106 34
Matthew West is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Matthew West Indie pop, Adult contemporary music, Christian music

21
112 50
Big Daddy Weave is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Big Daddy Weave Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

22
80 30
Building 429 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Building 429 Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

23
82 32
Matt Redman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Matt Redman Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary worship music

24
100 45
Petra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Petra Classic rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

25
71 26
Owl City is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
jimmy-ward added Owl City Synthpop, New Wave, New Age

26
75 35
Jamie Grace is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Jamie Grace Christian hip hop, Folk music, Contemporary Christian music

27
81 33
Britt Nicole is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Britt Nicole Christian music, Pop music, Christian hip hop

28
111 45
Brandon Heath is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Brandon Heath Christian music, Pop music, Christian alternative rock

29
66 26
Danny Gokey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Danny Gokey Blue-eyed soul, Country pop, Contemporary Christian music

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30
79 27
Rich Mullins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Rich Mullins Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

31
55 21
The Afters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
The Afters Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

32
53 25
Jaci Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Jaci Velasquez Indie pop, Christian music, Pop music

33
86 35
Plumb is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Plumb Christian music, Pop music, Christian alternative rock

34
53 26
CeCe Winans is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
CeCe Winans Pop music, Hymn, Contemporary worship music

35
68 27
Sanctus Real is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Sanctus Real Christian alternative rock, Experimental rock, Contemporary Christian music

36
69 29
Phil Wickham is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Phil Wickham Christian music, Pop music, Christian alternative rock

37
45 25
Carman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Carman Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

38
30 8
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
31 9
Jars of Clay is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
poemblaze added Jars of Clay Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

40
55 31
Point of Grace is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Point of Grace Contemporary Christian music, Country

41
36 22
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

42
48 28
Laura Story is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Laura Story Contemporary Christian music

43
42 23
NewSong is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
NewSong Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock, Gospel music

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54 26
Chris August is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Chris August Contemporary Christian music

45
134 90
PAR~A~DIGM is listed (or ranked) 45 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 ...

46
20 9
Phillips, Craig & Dean is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Danny Marks added Phillips, Craig & Dean Contemporary Christian music

47
45 25
Rebecca St. James is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Rebecca St. James Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

48
18 9
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
16 7
Unspoken is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
pam-hubbard added Unspoken Pop rock, Soul music

50
21 17
The Imperials is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
The Imperials Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel