Christian 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 are making some of the best Christian songs of 2018, 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 voting up 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 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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MercyMe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Pop music, Grunge, Contemporary worship music

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232 68
For King & Country is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
unashamedjfreak116 added Contemporary Christian music, Soft rock, Alternative rock

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436 120
Tobymac is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Christian music, Christian hip hop, Christian hardcore

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199 47
David Crowder is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
jimmy-ward added

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221 70
Casting Crowns is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Danny Marks added Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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363 121
Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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378 158
Chris Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

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314 95
Third Day is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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244 80
Steven Curtis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

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194 56
Needtobreathe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Christian alternative rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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297 117
Hillsong United is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Pop punk, Indie, Contemporary worship music

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257 85
Jeremy Camp is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

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194 58
Tenth Avenue North is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Acoustic music

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200 77
Francesca Battistelli is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

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187 72
Skillet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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Danny Gokey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Blue-eyed soul, Country pop, Contemporary Christian music

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245 93
Michael W. Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

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193 85
Big Daddy Weave is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

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136 62
Jamie Grace is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Christian hip hop, Folk music, Contemporary Christian music

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95 28
Sidewalk Prophets is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Christian alternative rock, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock

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135 53
Building 429 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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146 60
Matt Redman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary worship music

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146 85
Natalie Grant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

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183 66
Matthew West is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Indie pop, Adult contemporary music, Christian music

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149 78
Kari Jobe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music, Country