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Urban contemporary gospel artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good urban contemporary gospel bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top urban contemporary gospel bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Urban contemporary gospel groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all urban contemporary gospel bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest urban contemporary gospel bands of all time, since the most famous urban contemporary gospel artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best urban contemporary gospel music.

You can click on the urban contemporary gospel band names to see more information about that particular notable urban contemporary gospel group. If they're near the top of the best urban contemporary gospel artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top urban contemporary gospel bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the urban contemporary gospel band names themselves.

Examples of artists on this list include R. Kelly and Take 6. Rank the best artists by voting on them and seeing which ones rise to the top. What will come out on top in the end? Kirk Franklin? BeBe & CeCe Winans?

All important, significant and iconic names in urban contemporary gospel music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new urban contemporary gospel 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 urban contemporary gospel, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into urban contemporary gospel 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 urban contemporary gospel bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent urban contemporary gospel bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best urban contemporary gospel bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest urban contemporary gospel musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular urban contemporary gospel bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Mary Mary is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Mary Mary Pop music, Electronic dance music, Urban contemporary gospel

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Kirk Franklin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Kirk Franklin Christian hip hop, Urban contemporary gospel

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Tye Tribbett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Tye Tribbett Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel

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Kierra Kiki Sheard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Kierra Kiki Sheard Pop music, Neo soul, Urban contemporary gospel

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Yolanda Adams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Yolanda Adams Adult contemporary music, Christian music, Pop music

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J.Moss is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
J.Moss Hip hop music, Contemporary Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel

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BeBe & CeCe Winans is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
BeBe & CeCe Winans Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel

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Deitrick Haddon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Deitrick Haddon Pop music, Electronic dance music, Urban contemporary gospel

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CeCe Winans is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
CeCe Winans Pop music, Hymn, Contemporary worship music

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Tasha Cobbs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Jovanny Aponte added Tasha Cobbs

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Da’ T.R.U.T.H. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Da’ T.R.U.T.H. Hip hop music, Christian music, Christian hip hop

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The Clark Sisters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
The Clark Sisters Urban contemporary gospel, Dance music, Rhythm and blues

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Take 6 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Take 6 Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel

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The Winans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
The Winans Urban contemporary gospel

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Darwin Hobbs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Darwin Hobbs Urban contemporary gospel

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Karen Clark Sheard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Karen Clark Sheard Contemporary Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel, Rhythm and blues

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Virtue is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Virtue Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel

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Out of Eden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Out of Eden Hip hop music, Contemporary Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel

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Michelle Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Michelle Williams Hip hop music, Christian music, Pop music

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8 1
Tamela Mann is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Jovanny Aponte added Tamela Mann

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18 9
Trin-i-tee 5:7 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Trin-i-tee 5:7 Pop music, Urban contemporary gospel, Contemporary R&B

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8 3
United Tenors is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Facetoface added United Tenors

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10 3
Tramaine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Tramaine Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel, Dance music

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Ben Tankard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Ben Tankard Urban contemporary gospel, Smooth jazz, Jazz

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William McDowell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Jovanny Aponte added William McDowell

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Jordan Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
KVNM added Jordan Armstrong

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Israel Houghton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Jovanny Aponte added Israel Houghton Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

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7 3
Spensha Baker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Spensha Baker Urban contemporary gospel

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7 3
Rev. James Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Rev. James Cleveland Urban contemporary gospel

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7 3
Coko is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Coko Christian music, House music, Urban contemporary gospel

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Samsong is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Samsong Urban contemporary gospel, Rhythm and blues

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4 1
J.R. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
J.R. Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel

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Sounds of Blackness is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Sounds of Blackness Urban contemporary gospel, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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6 5
The Braxtons is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
The Braxtons Pop music, Dance-pop, Urban contemporary gospel

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5 4
Guvna B is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Guvna B Urban contemporary, Christian hip hop, Urban contemporary gospel

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5 4
Dynamic Praise is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Dynamic Praise Contemporary worship music, Urban contemporary gospel, Gospel music

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5 4
Griffin Jackson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Griffin Jackson Urban contemporary gospel, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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Chris Bolton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
JShortySmallzAdams added Chris Bolton

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Jesus Gospal Ship is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
linda-perkins added Jesus Gospal Ship

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Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Bobby Jones Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel

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Rev. James Moore is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Rev. James Moore Urban contemporary gospel

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Vickie Winans is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Vickie Winans Contemporary Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel, Gospel music

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Beth Rowley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Beth Rowley Pop music, Urban contemporary gospel, Contemporary R&B

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Meditation Singers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Meditation Singers Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel

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Angelia Robinson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Angelia Robinson Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel

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The Spiritual Harmonizers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
The Spiritual Harmonizers Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel, Rhythm and blues

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Mahali Selepe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Mahali Selepe Hymn, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

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Cordell Francis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Cordell Francis Popular music, Christian music, Hip Pop R&B

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Gina Green is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Groups/Artists
Gina Green Urban contemporary gospel, Rhythm and blues