The year is coming to a close, and it has been a good year for Christian music. Like every other year, there was an influx of new songstress and crooners into the Gospel contemporary Christian music scene.
In the sea of Christian music old-timers, legends, and veterans a few newcomers experienced grace, breakthrough and impactful launch in their careers as Christian performers.
So, who are the top 5 best new Christian artist of 2013 and why did I choose them? Glad you asked.
The reasons I chose them are as follows:
1. These artists released albums and/or had singles in 2013.
2. They brought new sounds and/or feel to Christian music.
3. They scored nominations for awards.
4. They appeared on billboard charts and sold tons of records, as well as concert tickets.
5. Above all these acts helped in elevating the Kingdom of God with their music.
Now, on to the top 5 newcomers. Drumroll, please (or not).
5. Capital Kings
Last year, we got to know and fall in love with the duo For King and Country. This year TobyMac introduced Capital Kings. The group is comprised of Jon White, who takes the lead vocals and Cole Walowac, who is mainly in charge of programming and DJing.
These two guys are low-key, but they are slowly, but surely, bringing Electronica to Christian music. Their self-titled album charted on the Billboard Christian album chart. The duo also garnered a Dove Award nomination.
4. Soulfire Revolution
Capitol Christian Music Group announced the signing of Soulfire Revolution, a worship band hailing from Bogota, Colombia to its list of acclaimed artists.
The band is comprised of two married couples, Lorena Castellanos (vocals) and her husband Julian Gamba (bass), and Paola Sanchez (drums) and husband Jose Anthony Catacoli (lead guitar), plus Lorena’s brother-in-law Richard Harding (lead vocals and guitar).
The title track on Soulfire Revolution’s album, "Revival" featured Kim Walker-Smith of Jesus Culture. "Revival" was released on Aug. 13 in English and Spanish (Aviva).
"Revival" peaked at No.3 on the iTunes Christian and Gospel chart, and the Spanish counterpart, "Aviva," reached No. 3 and No. 1 respectively on the Colombian iTunes overall album chart.
Click HERE to watch the official music video for “Revival.”
See which artists come in on number 3, 2, 1 on The Underground.