Music that expresses and relates to Christian beliefs, life, and faith, is termed as Christian music. Over the years, there have been many popular female Christian artists who have mesmerized fans all over the world. Here’s Melodyful’s pick of the top 10 amongst them.
Gospel music, before regaining popularity in the late ’60s and early ’70s, was widely popular during the period that followed the Second World War.
“Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.“ ―Johann Sebastian Bach (composer and musician)
Music and God are closely related. One can find God and His divine presence in music. Christian music is the kind of music that is purely dedicated and relates to Christian beliefs. The songs mention God and the lyrics are in His direct praise. They reflect Biblical truth. Such form of music must have a subdued rhythm. However, there is no specific definition as to what constitutes Christian music.
There have been many male Christian artists and singers. However, there has been a good change in this front, with time. Now, there are numerous popular female Christian artists too. We’ll have a look at ten of the best, in no particular order.
Amy Grant is one of the most successful artists and performer of Christian music. She is, at times, known as ‘The Queen of Christian Pop’. She has sold over 30 million albums, thus, making her one of the best-selling singers. She crossed over to mainstream pop during the ’80s and ’90s.
Albums: Amy Grant, My Father’s Eyes, Never Alone, Age to Age, Straight Ahead, Unguarded, Lead Me On, Heart in Motion, House of Love, Behind the Eyes, Legacy… Hymns and Faith, Simple Things, Rock of Ages… Hymns and Faith, Somewhere Down the Road, How Mercy Looks from Here
Britt Nicole is one of the contemporary Christian music artists. She began singing at the age of 3. She is also a very talented dancer. Her debut album ‘Say It’ released in 2007. She debuted in mainstream pop in 2012, with the single ‘Gold’.
Albums: Follow the Call, Say It, The Lost Get Found, Gold
The first album of Audrey Assad in Christian music was released in 2010. It was titled ‘The House You’re Building’. She had earlier released ‘EP’ (Extended Play) titled ‘Firefly’ in 2008, and ‘For Love of You’ in 2010.
Albums: The House You’re Building, Heart, Fortunate Fall
Krystal Meyers is a contemporary Christian music artist. She sang her first solo at the age of 5. Her debut album titled ‘Krystal Meyers’ released in 2005. She is a Christian rock artist.
Albums: Krystal Meyers, Dying for a Heart, Make Some Noise
Natalie Grant debuted in 1999 with her album titled ‘Natalie Grant’. She is a philanthropist and works against human trafficking. She is also the author of a book titled ‘The Real Me: Being the Girl God Sees’.
Albums: Natalie Grant, Stronger, Deeper Life, Worship with Natalie Grant and Friends, Awaken, Believe, Relentless, Love Revolution, Hurricane
Rebecca St. James is a famous Christian pop rock artist. She debuted in 1991 with her album ‘Refresh My Heart’. She is an author as well, and has released nine books, along with having worked in 5 movies.
Albums: Refresh My Heart, Stronger, Rebecca St. James, God, Christmas, Pray, Transform, Worship God, If I Had One Chance to Tell You Something, I Will Praise You
She was a leading vocalist in the alternative Christian rock band Superchick. The band members included Matt Daily and Max Hsu, along with Tricia Baumhardt. They have been on a hiatus since the beginning of this decade. Her first album released in 2011.
Albums: The Road, Radiate, Enough
Adrienne Camp was the female lead singer in the Christian rock band The Benjamin Gate, before the band disbanded in 2003. Since then, she has released her solo albums under her new name ‘Adie’. Her debut album was released in 2006.
Album: Don’t Wait, Just You and Me
Holly Starr started singing at an early age, and her first EP was released when she was just 15. Her first album, released in 2008, was titled ‘Embraced’.
Albums: Embraced, Tapestry, Focus
Darlene Zschech is a pioneer of the modern worship movement. She also is a member of the charity ‘Compassionart’, founded by Martin Smith. Her first album ‘Make The Choice’ was released in 1987.
Albums: Make the Choice, Spirit and Truth, Show Your Glory, The Power of Your Love, Pearls and Gold, People Just Like Us, Friends in High Places, God is in the House, Simply Worship, Shout to the Lord, Show Your Glory, All Things Are Possible, Simply Worship 2, Hills Praise, I Believe the Promise, Touching Heaven, Changing Heart, Simply Worship 3, Shout to the Lord 2000, By Your Side, For This Cause, The Power of Your Love Symphony, Overwhelmed, You Shine, You Are My World, Christmas, Blessed, Hope, Kiss of Heaven, Amazing Love, For All You’ve Done, FaithfulUP: Unified Praise, God He Reigns, Celebrating Christmas, Ultimate Worship, Change Your World, Mighty to Save, Songs for Communion, Supernatural, Saviour Ling, Lord of All, This Is Our God, Faith + Hope + Love, A Beautiful Exchange, Con Todo (Spanish), God Is Able, Simply Darlene, You Are Love, Revealing Jesus
Music can never be confined to a particular place. Christian artists also perform at places other than in churches, like in auditoriums and outdoor venues. The performance of an artist can be for worship as well as for entertainment.
It goes without saying that there are quite a few other popular female Christian artists too. If you have a favorite that is not listed here, feel free to share your thoughts with us, in the comments section below.