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Top Gospel Artists


R&B Gospel delivers an urban flare and an R&B flavor with lyrics that lift you up and get you on your feet. From choirs and ensembles to solo artists, gospel has it all.

Donald Lawrence

Donald Lawrence
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Grammy Award-winning producer, composer and recording artist Donald Lawrence has spent the past 20 years giving us music to love. He's been the driving force behind the Tri-City Singers (made up of singers from the Carolina cities of Charlotte, Gastonia and Spartanburg) and The Co.

Donald Lawrence Discography:

Donald Lawrence & Co.

Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers

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Earnest Pugh

Earnest Pugh
Worldwide Music

With a five-octave vocal range, Earnest Pugh is a powerhouse singer. He's appeared on networks like the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) and Black Entertainment Television (BET) as well as on stage, acting in major plays such as "Love the One You’re with," "Secret Lover" (Michael Matthews), "Crazy Love" (D'Atra Hicks) and "Real Men Pray" (Angela Barrow and Lizzie Berry).

Earnest Pugh Discography:

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Fred Hammond

Fred Hammond
Verity Records

Fred Hammond has spent the past 25 years immersed in Gospel music. As a solo artist, founder of the urban group, Commissioned, and genius behind Radical for Christ, he has sold over 7 million albums and won multiple BET, Dove, Grammy, Image, N.A.A.C.P., Stellar, and GMWA Excellence Awards.

Fred Hammond Discography:

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Hezekiah Walker

RCA Inspiration

Bishop Hezekiah Walker is the founder and Senior Pastor of the Love Fellowship Tabernacle Churche with locations in in Brooklyn, NY, Bensalem, PA, Long Island, NY, Lilburn, GA and Columbia, SC. Since 2010, he has held the position of Presiding Prelate of the Pentecostal Churches of Jesus Christ.

Hezekiah Walker Discography:

  • Azusa: The Next Generation, 2013 (Purchase/Download)
  • Souled Out, 2008 Compare Prices
  • 20/85 The Experience, 2005 (Purchase/Download)
  • Family Affair II: Live at Radio City Music Hall, 2002 (Purchase/Download)
  • LFT Church Choir – Love Is Live: at Love Fellowship Tabernacle; Hezekiah Walker, Pastor, 2001 Compare Prices
  • Family Affair, 1999 Compare Prices
  • Pastor Hezekiah Walker Presents The LFT Church Choir – Recorded "Live" at Love Fellowship Tabernacle, 1998
  • Live In London at Wembley, 1997 (Purchase/Download)
  • Live In New York – By Any Means Necessary, 1995 (Purchase/Download)
  • Live in Atlanta at Morehouse College, 1994 Compare Prices
  • Live In Toronto, 1993
  • Focus On Glory, 1992
  • Oh Lord We Praise You, 1990
  • I'll Make It, 1987

Hezekiah Walker Starter Songs:

J Moss

J Moss

Singer/songwriter/producer J Moss was signed by Island/Def Jam Records at the same time his cousin, Karen Clark-Sheard, was. Her success led him to launch PAJAM Productions, which contributed to projects from both major Gospel and secular artists.

J Moss Discography:

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James Fortune & FIYA

James Fortune
FIYA World Entertainment & Light Records

We first heard James Fortune & FIYA in 2005 when You Survived hit stores and saw the lead single and title track shoot all the way to #2 on the R&B Gospel singles chart.

James Fortune & FIYA Discography:

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Kirk Franklin

Kirk Franklin
Verity Gospel

Since 1993, the name Kirk Franklin has been synonymous with Urban Gospel music. He has won 3 Grammy Awards, 14 Doves, 33 Stellars and 3 NAACP Image Awards.

Kirk Franklin Discography:

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Mary Mary

Mary Mary at the 2013 Stellar Awards
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Sisters Erica and Tina Atkins make up the duo known to the world as Mary Mary. These ladies have won awards from About.com (Readers' Choice), BET, the Doves, the Grammys, the NAACP, Soul Train and the Stellars.

Mary Mary Discography:

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