Here are the 5 MOST INTERESTING PEOPLE in Christian Music.
5. Mandisa :: She has had an absolutely huge year cranking out hit after hit after hit and even releasing a remix project. Her album “Overcomer” won Pop/Contemporary album of the year at this years Dove awards and if you follow her on twitter you know just how awesome she is on there. Making her the 5th most interesting person in Christian music.
4. Switchfoot :: These guys just continue breaking the mold for what a “Christian” rock group could and should do. Spending much of the year touring and playing festivals with mainstream and Christian bands they share their faith and their music to any and all who would listen. Their album “Fading West” won for Rock/Contemporary Song and Album at the Dove awards this year and their new movie also titled “Fading West” was highly acclaimed.
3. Newsboys :: Everywhere these guys went this year the dollar signs seemed to follow. Sold out shows, sold out theaters and helping people find the gospel in their music is one way to describe their year. The movie “Gods Not Dead” won a Dove award for Inspirational Album of the Year and went on to gross over $60 million at the american box office. Huge success from these guys this year.
2. Hillsong United :: What award did this group NOT win this year? They took home nearly every major award at the Dove awards this year winning, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Worship Song of the Year, Performance of the Year…and the list goes on. With a year like that and a movie being made about the movement of Hillsong Church its no wonder these guys ranked #2 on our list.
1. Lecrae :: Easily one of the most sought after artists in all of Christian music. He’s appeared on TobyMac’s, Britt Nicole’s and sooooooooo many other artists albums this year while also dropping his 7th album “Anomaly” which landed #1 on the Billboard 200 list selling over 88,000 copies in its initial week on sale. He is hands down the most talked about Christian artist out right now making appearances on Jimmy Fallon, MTV, BET and countless Christian media outlets…all while still professing his faith and love of Jesus Christ. Lecrae is this years MOST INTERESTING Christian Artist.