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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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For King & Country is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
unashamedjfreak116 added Contemporary Christian music, Soft rock, Alternative rock

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

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MercyMe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Pop music, Grunge, Contemporary worship music

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Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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

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

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David Crowder is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
jimmy-ward added

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Hillsong United is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Pop punk, Indie, Contemporary worship music

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Steven Curtis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

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Needtobreathe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Christian alternative rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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233 75
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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166 52
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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Skillet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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

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Michael W. Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

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

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Natalie Grant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

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Kari Jobe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music, Country

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Building 429 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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166 61
Matthew West is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Indie pop, Adult contemporary music, Christian music

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

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Danny Gokey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Blue-eyed soul, Country pop, Contemporary Christian music

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Jamie Grace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Christian hip hop, Folk music, Contemporary Christian music

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Sidewalk Prophets is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Christian alternative rock, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock

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110 48
Owl City is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
jimmy-ward added Synthpop, New Wave, New Age

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

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Amy Grant is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Adult contemporary music, Christian music, Pop music

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Lauren Daigle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
starwarssuperfan added

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Phil Wickham is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Christian music, Pop music, Christian alternative rock

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The Afters is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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

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Sanctus Real is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Christian alternative rock, Experimental rock, Contemporary Christian music

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Unspoken is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
pam-hubbard added Pop rock, Soul music

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112 54
Rich Mullins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

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121 75
Petra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Classic rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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LeCrae is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
amandanday23 added Hip hop music, Christian hip hop, Gangsta rap

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

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Phillips, Craig & Dean is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Danny Marks added Contemporary Christian music

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Tauren Wells is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
starwarssuperfan added

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Jars of Clay is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
poemblaze added Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

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Jaci Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Indie pop, Christian music, Pop music

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Point of Grace is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Contemporary Christian music, Country

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CeCe Winans is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Pop music, Hymn, Contemporary worship music

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Hawk Nelson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Mike Schmidt added Pop punk, Christian punk, Pop rock

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Carman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

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Nichole Nordeman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Contemporary Christian Artists
Bradley Olson added Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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

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