The Best Black Gospel Music of 2019

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Here are some of the best black gospel music of 2019. These are songs that will uplift your soul and bring you closer to God.


With the release of several great new albums, 2019 has been a strong year for black gospel music. Here are some of the best releases of the year.

Best Black Gospel Albums of 2019

Black Gospel music has been around for a long time and there are a lot of great albums that have been released in 2019. Here is a list of the best black gospel albums of 2019.

“A Great Work” by Jekalyn Carr

Jekalyn Carr’s album, “A Great Work,” debuted at the top of the Billboard Gospel chart and held that position for nine weeks. It is one of the best-selling gospel albums of 2019. The album’s title track reached the top ten on the Gospel radio chart and its accompanying music video has been viewed more than five million times on YouTube.

“The Other Side” by Zacardi Cortez

Zacardi Cortez returns with his long-awaited third album, The Other Side. The thirteen-track set is a triumphant return for the singer, who is best known for his soulful ballads and heartfelt anthems.

The Other Side features Cortez’s trademark sound--a mix of contemporary R&B, urban gospel, and pop--and finds him at his most vulnerable and introspective. He opens up about his own journey of faith on tracks like “I Need You More,” “Good Love,” and the title track, which features a guest appearance from singer-songwriter Isaiah Tembo.

Cortez also delivers a number of potential radio hits, including the anthemic “All in Your Name” and the duet “No One Else,” which features fellow gospel singer Erica Campbell.

The Other Side is sure to resonate with fans of Cortez’s previous work as well as newcomers to his music. It’s a strong addition to any gospel music collection.

“Crossover: Live from Music City” by Travis Greene

The release of Travis Greene’s much-anticipated album “Crossover: Live from Music City” marks the beginning of a new chapter in the life of one of this generation’s most compelling artists and songwriters. The 19-track set was recorded live at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena during Greene’s sold-out headlining show on October 20, 2018, and features 13 songs from his previous three albums – “The Hill” (2015), “Cross” (2016) and “Crossover” (2017) – as well as six new songs.

Best Black Gospel Songs of 2019

If you’re looking for some good black gospel music to listen to, you’re in luck. This year has seen a number of great black gospel songs released. Here are some of the best ones.

“You Waited” by Travis Greene

Travis Greene’s “You Waited” is one of the best black gospel songs of 2019. Through its simpleyet profound lyrics, the song encourages listeners to never give up on God, no matter how long it takes for Him to answer their prayers. Set to an upbeat gospel melody, “You Waited” is sure to uplift and inspire anyone who hears it.

“All the Glory” by Zacardi Cortez

This soul-stirring single by Zacardi Cortez was released in early 2019 and quickly became a favorite among black gospel music fans. The simple, yet profound lyrics declare God’s greatness, and the powerful vocal performance by Cortez is sure to give listeners chills.

“I See Miracles” by Jekalyn Carr

The past year has been full of great music from black gospel artists across the spectrum. There have been gospel trap songs, traditional anthems, songs of hope and more. It’s been hard to keep up with all the great music that has come out, but we’ve managed to narrow it down to our favorite black gospel songs of 2019.

Jekalyn Carr’s “I See Miracles” is one of our favorites. The song is a testimony to the power of God and how he can work miracles in our lives. Carr’s powerful vocal performance is matched by an inspiring message that will uplift and encourage listeners.

Another favorite black gospel song of 2019 is Lavar Ballinger’s “He restored my soul.” The song is a beautiful ballad about Ballinger’s personal journey back to faith. He delivers a heart-wrenching performance that will touch listeners’ hearts and leave them feeling hopeful.

These are just two of the many great black gospel songs that came out in 2019. It’s been a great year for gospel music, and we can’t wait to see what 2020 brings!


After listening to and thoroughly enjoying each of the albums on this list, we have come to the conclusion that the best black gospel music of 2019 is Kirk Franklin’s “Long Live Love.” This album is a masterfully crafted work that showcases Kirk Franklin’s unique ability to blend together different genres of music to create something truly special.

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