The Best Black Gospel Music of 2021

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Looking for the best black gospel music of 2021? Look no further! Here are our top picks for the best albums, songs, and artists of the year.

What is Black Gospel Music?

Black Gospel music is a genre of music that is rooted in the African American experience. This type of music has its origins in the Negro spirituals that were sung by slaves during their time in bondage. These spirituals were often adapted to become hymns, and they eventually became an important part of the musical repertoire for black churches.

Black Gospel music has come to be known for its emotive, passionate style of singing. This genre of music is often characterized by its use of call-and-response patterns, as well as its focus on delivering a message of hope and encouragement. Black Gospel music is often personal and intimate, and it has the ability to touch listeners on a deep level.

If you are looking for some Black Gospel music to add to your collection, we have compiled a list of some of the best songs of 2021. This list includes both traditional and contemporary songs, and it features a variety of artists. Whether you are a longtime fan of Black Gospel music or you are just getting started, we think you will find something on this list that you will enjoy.

The History of Black Gospel Music

Black gospel music has its roots in the solo and group spirituals of slaves who were transported to the American South from West Africa in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. These songs were typically about God, Jesus Christ, and the afterlife, and they were sung with great conviction by African Americans who were also experiencing tremendous hardship here on earth.

Over time, these spirituals began to be incorporated into the worship services of black churches, and they eventually evolved into the distinct genre of music we now know as black gospel. This type of music is characterized by its use of strong vocals, powerful lyrics, and uplifting melodies, all of which combine to create a sound that is both inspiring and infectious.

If you’re looking for some great black gospel music to add to your collection, be sure to check out our list of the best albums of 2021.

The Best Black Gospel Music of 2021

Gospel music is a genre of Christian music. The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of gospel music varies according to culture and society. Gospel music is composed and performed for many purposes, including aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, and as an entertainment product for the marketplace.

Kirk Franklin – “Love Theory”

Kirk Franklin is one of the most popular and well-known names in black gospel music, and his song “Love Theory” is one of the hottest tracks of 2021. The song debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart and has remained in the top spot for eight weeks. It’s also made appearances on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot 100 charts.

Tasha Cobbs Leonard – “This Is A Move (Live)”

Tasha Cobbs Leonard is a GRAMMY award-winning artist who has made a huge impact in the world of gospel music. She is known for her powerful and emotional live performances, and her latest song “This Is A Move (Live)” is no exception. The song is from her latest album “Heart. Passion. Pursuit.”

“This Is A Move (Live)” is an uptempo worship song that features Leonard’s dynamic vocal range and passion for God. The lyrics are simple yet impactful, and the song will definitely get your toes tapping. If you’re looking for a new gospel song to add to your playlist, look no further than Tasha Cobbs Leonard’s “This Is A Move (Live).”

Jekalyn Carr – “You Will Win (feat. Jenae’ Wallick)”

Jekalyn Carr is a young, upcoming Gospel singer with a mission to minister to this generation through music. She is currently signed to Motown Gospel and released her latest album, “You Will Win” in February of 2019. The album features the single “You Will Win”, which has been played on Christian radio stations across the country.

Koryn Hawthorne – “Won’t He Do It”

This year has already been a blessed one for music, and Gospel is no exception. Here are our picks for the best Gospel songs of 2021 (so far).

“Won’t He Do It” by Koryn Hawthorne
Hawthorne’s lead single from her forthcoming album, UNSTOPPABLE, is an infectious anthem of hope and faith. With its blend of Hip Hop and Gospel, the upbeat track is sure to get your toes tapping and your hands clapping.

Marvin Sapp – “Close”

Marvin Sapp is one of the most popular and successful Gospel music artists of all time. His latest album, “Close,” is a return to form for the singer, and it features some of the best Black Gospel music of 2021. “Close” is a collection of traditional Gospel songs, as well as some original tracks, that are sure to inspire and uplift. If you’re looking for the best Black Gospel music of 2021, look no further than Marvin Sapp’s “Close.”


We hope you’ve enjoyed our roundup of the best black gospel music of 2021. There’s something here for everyone, whether you’re a fan of traditional gospel sounds or looking for something with a more contemporary feel. Whatever your taste, we’re sure you’ll find something to enjoy in this selection of great music.

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