The Best Gospel and Contemporary Christian Music Performances of 2020

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Looking for some inspiration? Check out our list of the best gospel and contemporary Christian music performances of 2020. From moving renditions of popular hymns to toe-tapping tracks from some of today’s hottest Christian artists, there’s something for everyone on this list.

Best Gospel Performance

The past year has been tough for everyone, but music has the power to uplift and heal. That’s why we’re counting down the best gospel and contemporary Christian music performances of 2020. From Kirk Franklin to Hillsong Worship, these performances brought us hope and joy.

Kirk Franklin – Love Theory

Kirk Franklin’s show-stopping performance of “Love Theory” at the BET Awards was one of the most talked-about moments of the night. The 13-time Grammy winner brought the house down with his energetic rendition of the song, which is nominated for two awards at this year’s show. Franklin was joined on stage by a choir of backup singers, who added to the uplifting atmosphere of the performance.

Tasha Cobbs Leonard – This Is A Move

This Is A Move by Tasha Cobbs Leonard was one of the best gospel performances of 2020. She brought the house down with her powerful vocals and passion for God. The song is an upbeat anthem that will get your toes tapping and spirit soaring.

Koryn Hawthorne – Won’t He Do It

Koryn Hawthorne delivered an unforgettable performance of her song “Won’t He Do It” at the BET Awards. The powerful track is taken from her debut album, Unstoppable, and showcases Hawthorne’s incredible vocal range and ability to capture the emotion of the song. Hawthorne brought the house down with her performance, and left viewers inspired by her faith.

Best Contemporary Christian Performance

It was a tough year for live music, but some artists still managed to put on amazing shows. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at the best gospel and contemporary Christian music performances of 2020.

for KING & COUNTRY – God Only Knows

for KING & COUNTRY’s “God Only Knows” is one of the best contemporary Christian performances of 2020. The song is a masterclass in emotion, with the duo singing about the power of God’s love against a backdrop of beautiful harmonies. The lyrics are full of hope and encouragement, making this one of the most uplifting songs of the year.

Tauren Wells – Known

At the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, Tauren Wells won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Performance for his song “Known.” The Gospel Music Association named the song “Song of the Year” and it was also nominated for a Dove Award for “Song of the Year.”

Hillsong Worship – What A Beautiful Name

What a Beautiful Name is a live worship album from contemporary Christian music band Hillsong Worship. The album was released on 6 January 2017, by Hillsong Music and Capitol Christian Music Group. The album features fourteen live tracks, including the lead single “What a Beautiful Name”, which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart in the United States.

Recorded during the “Let There Be Light” global worship tour in 2016, the album was produced by Joel Houston and Michael Guy Chislett, with contributions from Ben Fielding and Brooke Ligertwood.

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