2020’s Best R&B Gospel Music

2020’s Best R&B Gospel Music was just released and we’ve got it here for you! Check out our roundup of the best tracks from the genre’s top artists.


R&B gospel music is a genre of music that combines elements of both R&B and gospel music. R&B gospel music first emerged on the music scene in the early 1990s with artists such as Kirk Franklin, BeBe Winans, and Mary Mary. Over the past two decades, the genre has continued to evolve and grow with artists such as Yolanda Adams, Smokie Norful, Hezekiah Walker, and Kirk Whalum becoming some of the most popular names in R&B gospel music.

While R&B gospel music is not as commercially successful as other genres of gospel music, it has been praised for its ability to reach a wider audience with its unique blend of R&B and gospel sounds. If you’re looking for some of the best R&B gospel music of 2020, here are some of our top picks.

Best R&B Gospel Music of 2020

There are a lot of great R&B gospel albums that were released in 2020. We’ve compiled a list of our favorites so you can check them out.

Kirk Franklin – “Long Live Love”

Kirk Franklin is a well-known name in the gospel music industry, and he is back with a new song entitled “Long Live Love.” The track is a beautiful ballad that celebrates love in all its forms, and it is sure to resonate with listeners who are looking for a message of hope during these difficult times.

Franklin’s intimate vocal performance is complimented by a lush orchestral arrangement, and the result is a moving and uplifting song that will provide comfort and inspiration to those who need it the most. “Long Live Love” is one of the best R&B gospel songs of 2020, and it is sure to become a staple in the genre for years to come.

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

This Is a Move (Live) is a live album by American gospel singer Tasha Cobbs Leonard, released on August 21, 2020, through Motown Gospel. The album features guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, Kierra Sheard, Tye Tribbett and Todd Dulaney.

Cobbs Leonard recorded the album during a revival service at The Potter’s House in Dallas on February 9, 2020. The service was live streamed on YouTube and the album was released shortly after.

The album debuted at number one on the Billboard Gospel Albums chart.

Jekalyn Carr – “You Will Win (feat. Mali Music)”

Jekalyn Carr’s fourth studio album, “The Life Project,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart and features the hit song, “You Will Win.” The album also won a Dove Award for Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year.

Charles Jenkins – “Winning”

Released in February of 2020, Winning is the title track off of Charles Jenkins’ fourth studio album. The song borrowed it’s name from a popular phrase that Jenkins heard whilePastoring at the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, and it features his wife,R&B singer Jerrika Karlae. “Winning” is an upbeat track that celebrates God’s goodness,and it’s one of 2020’s best R&B Gospel songs.

James Fortune – “I Believe (Live)”

This is a live recording of James Fortune’s song, “I Believe.” The song is from his album, “Live Through It.”


In conclusion, 2020 was a great year for R&B Gospel music. We saw many new and talented artists emerge, as well as some established artists continue to impress us with their musical prowess. We can’t wait to see what 2021 has in store for us!

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