Kirk Franklin fronted three groups—the Family, God’s Property, and the One Nation Crew—before going solo. In 1993, the group released its debut album, “Kirk Franklin & the Family,” which spent almost two years on the gospel music charts, charted on the R&B charts, and eventually earned platinum sales status. It remained at number one on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart for 42 weeks and was the first gospel music album to sell more than a million units (image: Kirk Franklin and the Family).

Last Updated: December 29, 2018

Today, access to music are unlimited. It’s so easy now to stream music anywhere….at work or home, in the car, bus, boat, train, or plane. Here are some list of Christian music performers in the gospel music genres with some amount of exposure for you to check out. Gospel music started back in the early 17th Century and encompasses traditional gospel music genres such as Southern gospel, traditional black gospel, progressive Southern gospel, urban contemporary gospel, gospel blues, Christian country music, Celtic gospel and British black gospel.

As we are all aware, singing and dancing is a way of worshiping just like prayers, Bible study and the likes. The music are listed alphabetically and you can find most of the music on your favorite music streaming platforms.

  1. Spotify – Spotify provides streaming quality of about 320 kbps, and it’s one of the most popular names in the music streaming service industry. Catalog of more than 20 million options.
  2. Google Play Music – Allows you to access their entire music catalog and not just the available streaming ones at a high streaming quality of 320kbps.
  3. Pandora – Good for free streaming of the radio stations instead of on-demand tracks at a streaming quality of 192 kbps. Catalog of more than 1.5 million options.
  4. iHeartRadio – There are absolutely no charges for access and has a whopping catalog of more than 18 million songs, 4,500 artists and 1,500 live radio stations.
  5. Mixclouds – Listen to length audios, radio shows, music mixes for free with their free App. Catalog of more than 3 million options.
  6. Grooveshark – Free with ads for users; expensive to take full advantage of the benefits like friends and family music sharing. The subscription streaming service has no ads.
  7. Deezer – Offers unlimited free music access to users for one month and then limits the access to two hours. Deezer is mature with over 30 million music options in its catalog.
  8. LAST.FM – One of the oldest and the streaming service is still free. Has a wide array of tracks, albums, artists and many more.
  9. Slacker Radio – With a streaming catalog of over 13 million, Slacker Radio provide free streaming service with ads. The subscription streaming service has no ads.
  10. Xbox Music – This is a Windows device based video and music streaming service from Microsoft. Catalog of more than 30 million options. It provides free music streaming with ads.

Here are the Gospel Artists to Check Out.
A

  • Lee Roy Abernathy
  • Jolly Abraham
  • Faye Adams
  • Kanvee Adams
  • Oleta Adams
  • Yolanda Adams
  • Mike Abdul
  • Mona Abel
  • Nii Addo
  • Uche Agu
  • Past. Kunle Ajayi
  • Doris Akers
  • Funke Akinokum
  • Alabama Sacred Harp Singers
  • Tope Alabi
  • Mary Alessi
  • Blessing Ali
  • Charles McCallon Alexander
  • The Rance Allen Group
  • Constance Aman
  • Evelyn Amo
  • Annisstar
  • The Anointed Pace Sisters
  • Inez Andrews
  • Aregopoleng Gospel Boyz
  • Vanessa Bell Armstrong

B

  • Annastasia Baker
  • Philip Bailey
  • Bonny B.
  • The Barrett Sisters
  • Elder Charles D. Beck
  • TY Bello
  • The Blackwood Brothers
  • The Blind Boys of Alabama
  • Jerry Bonsu
  • Jane Bossia
  • Irene Bridger
  • Anthony Brown & Group Therapy
  • Clint Brown
  • Nehemiah Hunter Brown
  • Anthony Burger
  • Kim Burrell
  • Myron Butler
  • Wanda Nero Butler

C

  • Shirley Caesar
  • Byron Cage
  • Erica Campbell
  • Warryn Campbell
  • The Caravans
  • Jekalyn Carr
  • Kurt Carr
  • Casey J
  • Johnny Cash
  • Alvin Chea
  • The Clark Sisters
  • Mattie Moss Clark
  • Elbernita “Twinkie” Clark
  • Rev. James Cleveland
  • Cheryl “Coko” Clemons
  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard
  • Dorothy Love Coates
  • Dorinda Clark-Cole
  • Marcus Cole
  • Daryl Coley
  • Commissioned
  • David L Cook
  • The Cook Family Singers
  • The Crabb Family
  • Beverly Crawford
  • Latice Crawford
  • Andraé Crouch
  • Sandra Crouch
  • Adlan Cruz

D

  • Daniel Dee Jones
  • Montrell Darrett
  • Afriy David
  • Carlene Davis
  • Reverend Gary Davis
  • The Davis Sisters
  • Rebekah Dawn
  • The Dixie Hummingbirds
  • Thomas A. Dorsey
  • Holly Dunn
  • Bob Dylan

E

  • Ebele the Flutist
  • Frank Edwards
  • Michael English
  • Ralna English
  • Mairo Ese
  • Anthony Evans, Jr.

F

  • Five Blind Boys of Mississippi
  • C. and Mamie Forehand
  • Forever Jones
  • James Fortune
  • Maxx Frank
  • Kirk Franklin (with The Family, God’s Property, and INC)
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Futrel

G

  • Pastor G
  • Bill Gaither
  • Cassietta George
  • Lara George
  • The Godfrey & the Xtreme Crew
  • Geoffrey Golden
  • The Golden Gate Quartet
  • God’s Property
  • Jade Trini Goring
  • Al Green
  • Travis Greene
  • Bessie Griffin
  • Greater Vision
  • Guy & Ralna
  • Guvna B
  • G4

H

  • Ernie Haase
  • Damita Haddon
  • Deitrick Haddon
  • Brother Will Hairston
  • Danniebelle Hall
  • Marshall Hall
  • MC Hammer song on every album including: Family Affair
  • Fred Hammond
  • Wes Hampton
  • Larnelle Harris
  • Harvest
  • Edwin Hawkins (and the Edwin Hawkins Singers)
  • Tramaine Hawkins
  • Walter Hawkins
  • Cory Henry
  • Jake Hess
  • The Hoppers
  • Israel Houghton
  • Cissy Houston
  • Whitney Houston album: The Preacher’s Wife: Original Soundtrack Album
  • Guy Hovis

I

  • The Imperials

J

  • Mahalia Jackson
  • The Rev. Andrew Jenkins
  • Blind Willie Johnson
  • Le’Andria Johnson
  • Canton Jones
  • Cheneta Jones
  • Mitchell Jones
  • Forever Jones
  • Joyful Way Inc

K

  • John P. Kee
  • Kelly one album: Happy People/U Saved Me
  • Ron Kenoly
  • Stephanie Keri
  • Joey Kibble
  • Karima Kibble
  • Kirk Franklin & the Family
  • Klaudt Indian Family
  • Gladys Knight
  • Rosny Kyibi

L

  • Patti LaBelle
  • Nikki Laoye
  • Last Days Fam
  • Donald Lawrence
  • Doyle Lawson
  • Lowell Lewis
  • Bishop Eddie Long
  • Dorothy Love Coates
  • Loretta Lynn
  • London Community Gospel Choir

M

  • Pasteur Moise Mbiye
  • Luther Magby
  • Mali Music
  • Mandisa
  • Tamela Mann
  • Kobby Mantey
  • Chris Marion
  • Roberta Martin
  • Mary Mary
  • Brother Joe May
  • Reverend Oris Mays
  • Donnie McClurkin
  • Liz McComb
  • Lisa McClendon
  • William McDowell
  • Jonathan McReynolds
  • Men of Standard
  • Mighty Clouds of Joy
  • Mississippi Mass Choir
  • Ericson Alexander Molano
  • Wess Morgan
  • Moss
  • Nicole C. Mullen
  • Martha Munizzi
  • Abel Chungu Musuka
  • Henrie Mutuku

N

  • Jonathan Nelson
  • Aaron Neville
  • Niiella
  • Smokie Norful
  • Dorothy Norwood
  • Nosa

O

  • Obiwon
  • Purist Ogboi
  • Muyiwa Olarewaju
  • One Nation Crew
  • Out of Eden

P

  • LaShun Pace
  • Sista Monica Parker
  • Dolly Parton
  • Gary S. Paxton
  • Guy Penrod
  • David Phelps
  • Washington Phillips
  • Wintley Phipps
  • Pooh and The Inspirations
  • Doobie Powell
  • Elvis Presley
  • Billy Preston
  • Charley Pride

Q

  • Qqu

R

  • Lynda Randle
  • Jessica Reedy
  • Karl Reid
  • Eric Reverence
  • Noel Robinson
  • Woody Rock
  • Thurman Ruth aka Thermon Ruth, T. Ruth
  • Little Richard

S

  • Samsong
  • SP Kofi Sarpong
  • Papa San
  • Ira D. Sankey
  • Marvin Sapp
  • Briana Scott
  • Guy Sebastian
  • Marilyn Sellars
  • Sensational Nightingales
  • Karen Clark Sheard
  • Kierra “Kiki” Sheard
  • Sinach
  • Ahavah Gospel Singers
  • Size 8
  • The Soul Stirrers
  • Sounds of Blackness
  • Richard Smallwood
  • Emmanuel Smith
  • William and Versey Smith
  • Sophy-Yah
  • Soweto Gospel Choir
  • The Statler Brothers
  • The Staple Singers
  • Pops Staples
  • Mavis Staples
  • Keith Staten
  • Candi Staton
  • Naomi Striemer
  • Ruben Studdard
  • The Swan Silvertones
  • Jimmy Swaggart

T

  • Tamela Mann
  • Take 6
  • Sarah Teibo
  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  • Charles Davis Tillman
  • Tonéx
  • Shoggy Tosh
  • Trin-i-tee 5:7
  • Tye Tribbett

V

  • Yolanda Vadiz
  • Gary Valenciano
  • Virtue

W

  • The Wades
  • Hezekiah Walker
  • Albertina Walker
  • Clara Ward
  • Mervyn Warren
  • Dionne Warwick
  • Gillian Welch
  • Thomas Whitfield
  • Marva Whitney
  • We Will Worshp
  • Deniece Williams
  • Hank Williams
  • Marion Williams
  • Michelle Williams
  • Anita Wilson
  • Brian Courtney Wilson
  • Elder Roma Wilson
  • The Winans Family

Comments are closed.