2016 Best Gospel Music on YouTube
Check out our list of the best gospel music videos of 2016 that were uploaded to YouTube!
Kirk Franklin is an American gospel singer and songwriter. He is known for his urban style of gospel music and he has won numerous awards, including fourteen Grammy Awards. Franklin’s latest album, “Losing My Religion”, was released in 2015 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Franklin has been a YouTube sensation for years and his music videos have been viewed millions of times.
Kirk Franklin – Wanna Be Happy?
With over 16 million YouTube views, “Wanna Be Happy?” is one of Kirk Franklin’s biggest gospel hits. The song was written as a response to Franklin’s own struggles with depression, and its message of hope and joy has resonated with fans around the world.
Kirk Franklin – Smile
Kirk Franklin is an American gospel musician, songwriter, and choir director. He is best known for leading urban contemporary gospel choirs such as The Family, God’s Property, and One Nation Crew (1NC), and has won multiple Grammy Awards.
Born in Forth Worth, Texas on January 26, 1970 into a Pentecostal home, Franklin learned how to play the piano and drums by the age of four. At the age of eight he joined the choir at Mount Rose Baptist Church in his hometown of Forth Worth under the direction of his aunt Ernestine Encoreti.
Franklin’s first album with The Family was Whatcha Lookin’ 4?, released in 1995. It spent seven weeks atop Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart and became the best-selling gospel album of all time by a group or duo. Kirk Franklin worded with various secular artists such as Bono, Tyler Perry, Crystal Lewis, Michael W. Smith, and Sandi Patty.
Tamela Mann is an American gospel singer and actress. She started her career in music in 1992 when she released her debut album, “Thankful”. She has released a total of seven albums, and has won several awards for her work, including multiple Grammy Awards.
Tamela Mann – Take Me to the King
One of the most impactful gospel songs in recent years, Take Me to the King by Tamela Mann is a soulful ballad that just begs for audience participation.
With its simple, yet powerful lyrics, the song has resonated with people of all ages and backgrounds and has become a staple in many churches across the country.
In the official video, which has over 14 million views on YouTube, Mann is seen performing the song in front of a live audience. The power and emotion that she brings to the stage is simply undeniable, and it’s easy to see why this song has had such a huge impact on so many people.
Tamela Mann – God Provides
Tamela Mann is an American gospel singer, songwriter, and actress. She began her career as a singer with the gospel group Kirk Franklin and the Family. Tamela Mann has released seven studio albums, four of which have topped the US Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. In 2014, she was featured on the song “Take Me to the King” which peaked at number one on the US Hot Gospel Songs chart. In 2016, Mann starred in her first film role, playing Cora in the film Miracles from Heaven.
Tasha Cobbs – Put a Praise on It
Cobbs’ “Put a Praise on It” is an infectious, high-energy track that will have you clapping and dancing along in no time. The music video features Cobbs and her team of dancers leading a joyful praise dance in a gorgeous church. The video has racked up over 3 million views since it was uploaded in 2016, and it’s easy to see why.
Tasha Cobbs – Break Every Chain
Gospel music singer Tasha Cobbs’ 2016 live performance of “Break Every Chain” is one of the best gospel music videos on YouTube. The video features Cobbs’ powerful voice and moving lyrics, which inspire hope and faith.
Gospel singer and leader of the Love Fellowship Choir, Hezekiah Walker, has been making music for over two decades. His 2016 album, Azusa The Next Generation 2, topped the Billboard Gospel charts and was nominated for a Grammy. Walker’s newest album, Love Theory, is set to be released in early 2019.
Hezekiah Walker – Better
Hezekiah Walker is an American gospel music singer and leader of the Gospel music group LFT Church Choir. He released his first album in 1992 and since then has released eleven additional studio albums. In 2016, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album for his album Azusa The Next Generation 2.
Walker was born in Brooklyn, New York, on December 24, 1962, the son of Ruby Dennis and Robert Walker. He was raised in a Pentecostal household. He received his early education from Allendale Elementary School and later attended Erasmus Hall High School. After high school, he enrolled at Brooklyn College where he studied music.
Hezekiah Walker – Every Praise
Every Praise is a song by Hezekiah Walker. The song was released in 2013 as the lead single from Hezekiah Walker’s album Azusa: The Next Generation 2.0.
The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart and remains one of Walker’s most popular songs. Every Praise was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance/Song in 2014.