The Best Gospel Music of 2021
Check out our list of the best gospel music of 2021. This list includes popular songs from top artists, as well as new music from lesser known artists.
Gospel music has always been a source of hope and encouragement. And in 2021, we need it more than ever. Kirk Franklin is one of the most successful and well-known gospel artists of our time. His music is a perfect blend of traditional gospel and contemporary R&B. It’s uplifting and soulful, and it always leaves us feeling inspired.
“Love Theory” is a song by American contemporary gospel musician Kirk Franklin. It was released on January 18, 2019, as the lead single from his thirteenth studio album, Long Live Love (2019). The song peaked at number one on the US Billboard Gospel Songs chart and number 15 on the US Hot Gospel Songs chart.
“Long Live Love”
The 13-time Grammy winner Kirk Franklin has been praised by Time magazine as “one of the most successful gospel artists of all time.” His most recent album, “Long Live Love,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel charts and No. 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop charts. The album’s first single, “Love Theory,” was a top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the first gospel song to reach that level in nearly 20 years. Franklin is also a New York Times best-selling author and a platinum-selling recording artist. His other hits include “Stomp,” “Give Me,” “Lean on Me” and “Something About the Name Jesus.”
“Touch from You”
Touch from You is a song by Tamela Mann. It was released in 2021 as a single from her album The Best Gospel Music of 2021.
The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart, becoming Mann’s ninth number-one single on the chart.
“Take Me to the King”
Tamela Mann’s soulful ballad “Take Me to the King” is a powerful and emotional plea for help and guidance. With its simple, yet effective lyrics, the song has resonated with listeners around the world, becoming one of the most popular gospel songs of recent years.
“Take Me to the King” was written by Kirk Franklin and was originally recorded by Tyrese Gibson for his album Open Invitation. However, it was Tamela Mann’s version of the song that became a huge success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart and selling over two million copies.
The popularity of “Take Me to the King” has led to it being covered by a number of other artists, including Beyonce, Justin Bieber, and Alicia Keys. It has also been used in numerous films and television shows, including The Fault in Our Stars andirScandal.
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Tasha Cobbs Leonard is a popular American gospel singer. She has released several albums and has won numerous awards. Her latest album, Heart. Passion. Pursuit., was released in 2017 and peaked at number one on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.
“This Is a Move”
This Is a Move is a song written by Tasha Cobbs Leonard and produced byCasey J. The song was released on January 1, 2021, as the lead single from Leonard’s forthcoming live album.
The song is an uptempo gospel track with elements of pop and worship. The lyrics are about praising God in the midst of difficult circumstances and declaring that He is worthy of our worship.
The song has been well-received by critics, who have praised its upbeat sound and positive message. It has debuted at number one on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart, making it Leonard’s fifth consecutive number-one single on the chart.
“I’m Getting Ready”
I’m getting ready
To go and meet my King
I’m getting ready
To go and meet my Lord
I’m getting ready
To go and meet my Savior
I’m getting ready
To go and meet my God
Koryn Hawthorne is an American singer and songwriter from Shreveport, Louisiana. Hawthorne began her music career as a contestant on the seventh season of NBC’s The Voice in 2015. After being Eliminated from The Voice she signed with RCA Inspiration and released her debut album Unstoppable in 2016. Hawthorne’s second album, Unbreakable, was released in April 2018.
“Won’t He Do It”
Koryn Hawthorne’s song “Won’t He Do It” is one of the best gospel songs of 2021. The lyrics are empowering and uplifting, and the song’s message is one that resonates with many people. Hawthorne’s voice is beautiful and her talent is undeniable. This song is sure to be a hit with gospel music fans.
“Speak the Word”
A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Koryn Hawthorne blazed onto the musical landscape with the release of her debut album Unstoppable in 2015. The album’s title cut spent 27 weeks at the top of Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart, making Hawthorne the first artist in the history of that chart to achieve that feat with a debut single. She followed up her chart-topping success with the release of her sophomore album, 2016’s Wildfire, which debuted in the Top 5 of Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart. Two years later, she returned with a third studio album, 2018’s Unbreakable.
Jekalyn Carr’s new album, “The Life Project” is full of hope and inspiration. Her music is perfect for anyone who is looking for a little bit of motivation in their life.
“You Will Win”
Jekalyn Carr is an American gospel music singer and actress. She began her career as a child, singing in her church’s children choir. In 2012, she released her debut album, Greater Is Coming, which peaked at number one on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. She has since released four more albums, all of which have charted on the Billboard gospel charts. Her most recent album, The Life Project (2019), debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart, making her the first artist in history to have three consecutive number-one albums on that chart.
“Greater is Coming”
Jekalyn Carr is a 20-year old Grammy-nominated vocalist, songwriter, actress, author, and motivational speaker from Memphis, TN. She is best known for songs like “You’re Bigger” and “The Power of Prayer.”
Carr’s debut album, “Greater Is Coming,” was released in 2012 when she was just 13 years old. The album charted on the Billboard Gospel Albums chart and Over all Digital Albums chart. It was also nominated for a Grammy award in the Best Gospel Album category.
Carr has released two more albums since then: “The Life Project” (2014) and “One Nation Under God” (2017). She has also appeared in films like “Miracles from Heaven” (2016) and television shows like “Greenleaf” (2017).
In 2020, Carr was featured on the album “Songs for the End of Time” by preaching teacher Ravi Zacharias.