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1st Sep '17 3:59:33 PM nombretomado
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** Music/KirkFranklin: the most famous, well respected, and highest grossing Gospel artist ''ever''. Having started his music career in 1990, he has been going strong ever since, including releasing an album which became the top selling gospel album ever released. His most famous song, and probably the biggest gospel single ever, is his single, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taeHa1qFo5s Stomp]] from that same album (note, this is actually the remix), which ended up being the first gospel song to even be aired on MTV, much less get heavy rotation. (case in point, Kirk Franklin and God's Property performed "Stomp" on both AllThat and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M9E1SDTy70 SoulTrain]] That's how big the song was).

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** Music/KirkFranklin: the most famous, well respected, and highest grossing Gospel artist ''ever''. Having started his music career in 1990, he has been going strong ever since, including releasing an album which became the top selling gospel album ever released. His most famous song, and probably the biggest gospel single ever, is his single, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taeHa1qFo5s Stomp]] from that same album (note, this is actually the remix), which ended up being the first gospel song to even be aired on MTV, much less get heavy rotation. (case in point, Kirk Franklin and God's Property performed "Stomp" on both AllThat ''Series/AllThat'' and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M9E1SDTy70 SoulTrain]] That's how big the song was).
28th Aug '17 5:28:36 PM arnoldmcguire335
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* * Music/RebeccaFerguson: Not to be confused by the [[Creator/RebeccaFerguson actress]] of the [[NamesTheSame same name.]]

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* * Music/RebeccaFerguson: Not Music/RebeccaFerguson (Not to be confused by the [[Creator/RebeccaFerguson actress]] of the [[NamesTheSame same name.]]]])




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* Music/{{Cimorelli}}
** ''Alive'' (Their first Christian album, excluding the songs "The Love Of A Man" and "Find Me")
25th Aug '17 11:32:13 AM metaceejay97
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* Music/RebeccaFerguson

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* Music/RebeccaFerguson* Music/RebeccaFerguson: Not to be confused by the [[Creator/RebeccaFerguson actress]] of the [[NamesTheSame same name.]]
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13th Dec '16 2:45:21 PM yisfidri
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12th Jan '16 1:29:51 AM SeptimusHeap
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** {{Lecrae}}: Currently, the biggest name in Gospel Rap. Well known for finding great cross genre success. He is well known for songs that speak about God in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiDOyQCCpKs a real world context]] and sometimes just focusing on more [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XweQH9COmY0 conscious hip hop]]. One also has to consider that Lecrae doesn't consider himself a ''gospel rapper'',per se, but a rapper who raps the Gospel.

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** {{Lecrae}}: Music/{{Lecrae}}: Currently, the biggest name in Gospel Rap. Well known for finding great cross genre success. He is well known for songs that speak about God in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiDOyQCCpKs a real world context]] and sometimes just focusing on more [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XweQH9COmY0 conscious hip hop]]. One also has to consider that Lecrae doesn't consider himself a ''gospel rapper'',per se, but a rapper who raps the Gospel.
11th Jan '16 10:09:48 PM alphateam7911
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** Lecrae: Currently, the biggest name in Gospel Rap. Well known for finding great cross genre success. He is well known for songs that speak about God in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiDOyQCCpKs a real world context]] and sometimes just focusing on more [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XweQH9COmY0 conscious hip hop]]. One also has to consider that Lecrae doesn't consider himself a ''gospel rapper'',per se, but a rapper who raps the Gospel.

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** Lecrae: {{Lecrae}}: Currently, the biggest name in Gospel Rap. Well known for finding great cross genre success. He is well known for songs that speak about God in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiDOyQCCpKs a real world context]] and sometimes just focusing on more [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XweQH9COmY0 conscious hip hop]]. One also has to consider that Lecrae doesn't consider himself a ''gospel rapper'',per se, but a rapper who raps the Gospel.
19th Mar '15 10:54:47 AM Patachou
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* Music/BobDylan: From the late 1970s on
** ''Music/SlowTrainComing'' (1979)
5th Mar '15 6:37:36 PM Patachou
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!! List of {{Gospel}} musicians or artist who performed gospel songs or individual albums with gospel music.

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!! List of {{Gospel}} Gospel musicians or artist who performed gospel songs or individual albums with gospel music.
5th Mar '15 6:36:35 PM Patachou
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Gospel music. The great granddaddy of much of today's popular music, from jazz, to R&B, to the Blues, to soul, and even country owe a bit to gospel music.

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Gospel music. '''Gospel music'''. The great granddaddy of much of today's popular music, from jazz, {{Jazz}}, to R&B, {{RAndB}}, to the Blues, {{Blues}}, to soul, {{Soul}}, and even country {{Country Music}} owe a bit to gospel music.



!! !!Tropes Associated with the Genre
* CrowdSong: This music was made to be sang by a large group of people.
* GospelChoirsAreJustBetter: Yes, they are. There is an entire unofficial sub-genre of gospel called Choir Music that is based around albums for gospel choirs.
* GospelRevivalNumber: The moment in TheMusical when "ThatRemindsMeOfASong..." leads in to a Gospel song. Mostly a DeadHorseTrope these days, but can be found in lots of older productions.
* GodIsLoveSongs: Par for the course. One of the most famous and most triumphant examples is the appropriately titled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLezBXk-cuo Love by Kirk Franklin]] (full remix [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzQ2Gk5S5XI here]]). In gospel we also get the ''opposite'', "I Love God" songs such as Kirk Franklin's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC6_mtMtIRQ "I Love You Jesus"]]. And most of them avoid unfortunate implications!
* JesusWasWayCool: Take your average church service and compared that to the swing and energy of the sing-a-long during gospel performances.
* MelismaticVocals: Arguably, the modern day version of this started in gospel music. If you here a black R&B or Pop artist engaging in this, more than likely,they learned it singing in church. As you can probably guess, it is very popular in mainstream gospel.
* SampledUp: Common in both gospel rap and black gospel, as is interpolation. Sometimes gospel groups directly cover songs, but change the lyrics to add Christian themes.



** FredHammond: Second most well known gospel artist in gospel music, his popularity is not as high as it was in the 90s. His most famous song is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzAkMvK1Ljw "No Weapon"]].
** DonnieMcClurkin: Well known in both the secular and gospel worlds, Pastor McClurkin fulfills the "Triumvirate" of Gospel music staples. His most famous song is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuMLBhrKHsA "Stand"]]. Is somewhat infamous for his struggles with homosexuality, which he says stems from childhood sexual abuse.

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** FredHammond: Fred Hammond: Second most well known gospel artist in gospel music, his popularity is not as high as it was in the 90s. His most famous song is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzAkMvK1Ljw "No Weapon"]].
** DonnieMcClurkin: Donnie [=McClurkin=]: Well known in both the secular and gospel worlds, Pastor McClurkin fulfills the "Triumvirate" of Gospel music staples. His most famous song is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuMLBhrKHsA "Stand"]]. Is somewhat infamous for his struggles with homosexuality, which he says stems from childhood sexual abuse.



** {{Lecrae}}: Currently, the biggest name in Gospel Rap. Well known for finding great cross genre success. He is well known for songs that speak about God in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiDOyQCCpKs a real world context]] and sometimes just focusing on more [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XweQH9COmY0 conscious hip hop]]. One also has to consider that Lecrae doesn't consider himself a ''gospel rapper'',per se, but a rapper who raps the Gospel.
** KJ-52: One of the most well known rappers in the industry and one that has been going strong for a long time. Well known for his song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Aff1_mu1GQ "Dear Slim"]], which was a song he was writing to [[{{Eminem}} Slim Shady]] Apparently, people got the idea that this was meant to be a diss, instead of an outreach song, leading to backlash from Eminem fans. To allay this belief, KJ wrote a follow-up, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1qpo7ZCpaU "Dear Slim Pt. 2"]]. Not sure whether Eminem ever really heard either one, though apparently the first song was given to Eminem at the Video Music Awards.

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** {{Lecrae}}: Lecrae: Currently, the biggest name in Gospel Rap. Well known for finding great cross genre success. He is well known for songs that speak about God in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiDOyQCCpKs a real world context]] and sometimes just focusing on more [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XweQH9COmY0 conscious hip hop]]. One also has to consider that Lecrae doesn't consider himself a ''gospel rapper'',per se, but a rapper who raps the Gospel.
** KJ-52: One of the most well known rappers in the industry and one that has been going strong for a long time. Well known for his song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Aff1_mu1GQ "Dear Slim"]], which was a song he was writing to [[{{Eminem}} [[Music/{{Eminem}} Slim Shady]] Apparently, people got the idea that this was meant to be a diss, instead of an outreach song, leading to backlash from Eminem fans. To allay this belief, KJ wrote a follow-up, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1qpo7ZCpaU "Dear Slim Pt. 2"]]. Not sure whether Eminem ever really heard either one, though apparently the first song was given to Eminem at the Video Music Awards.



!!Tropes Associated with the Genre
* SampledUp: Common in both gospel rap and black gospel, as is interpolation. Sometimes gospel groups directly cover songs, but change the lyrics to add Christian themes.
* GospelChoirsAreJustBetter: Yes, they are. There is an entire unofficial sub-genre of gospel called Choir Music that is based around albums for gospel choirs.
* GospelRevivalNumber: The moment in TheMusical when "ThatRemindsMeOfASong..." leads in to a Gospel song. Mostly a DeadHorseTrope these days, but can be found in lots of older productions.
* GodIsLoveSongs: Par for the course. One of the most famous and most triumphant examples is the appropriately titled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLezBXk-cuo Love by Kirk Franklin]] (full remix [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzQ2Gk5S5XI here]]). In gospel we also get the ''opposite'', "I Love God" songs such as Kirk Franklin's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC6_mtMtIRQ "I Love You Jesus"]]. And most of them avoid unfortunate implications!
* MelismaticVocals: Arguably, the modern day version of this started in gospel music. If you here a black R&B or Pop artist engaging in this, more than likely,they learned it singing in church. As you can probably guess, it is very popular in mainstream gospel.

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!!Tropes Associated with the Genre
* SampledUp: Common in both
!! List of {{Gospel}} musicians or artist who performed gospel rap and black gospel, as is interpolation. Sometimes songs or individual albums with gospel groups directly cover songs, but change the lyrics to add Christian themes.
music.
[[index]]
* GospelChoirsAreJustBetter: Yes, they are. There The Blind Boys Of Alabama
* The Carter Family
* Music/JohnnyCash
* Music/RayCharles
* Music/SamCooke
* Thomas A. Dorsey
* The Fisk Jubilee Singers
* Music/ArethaFranklin
* Music/KirkFranklin
* Music/AlGreen
* Music/LaurynHill
** ''Music/TheMiseducationOfLaurynHill (1998)''
* Mahalia Jackson
* Blind Willie Johnson
* Lecrae
* Music/LittleRichard
* Music/{{Madonna}}
** ''Music/LikeAPrayer'' (1989): The title track
is an entire unofficial sub-genre of a gospel called Choir Music song.
* Music/DollyParton
* Music/ElvisPresley: Elvis adored gospel so much
that is based around he actually want to record more albums for in this style instead.
** ''Music/ElvisNBCTVSpecial'' (1968) (has a medley of three
gospel choirs.
songs)
* GospelRevivalNumber: Sam & Dave
*
The moment in TheMusical when "ThatRemindsMeOfASong..." leads in to a Gospel song. Mostly a DeadHorseTrope these days, but can be found in lots of older productions.
Statler Brothers
* GodIsLoveSongs: Par for the course. One of the most famous and most triumphant examples is the appropriately titled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLezBXk-cuo Love by Kirk Franklin]] (full remix [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzQ2Gk5S5XI here]]). In gospel we also get the ''opposite'', "I Love God" songs such as Kirk Franklin's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC6_mtMtIRQ "I Love You Jesus"]]. And most of them avoid unfortunate implications!
Dionne Warwick
* MelismaticVocals: Arguably, the modern day version of this started in gospel music. If you here a black R&B or Pop artist engaging in this, more than likely,they learned it singing in church. As you can probably guess, it is very popular in mainstream gospel.Music/HankWilliams
* Music/{{Ylvis}}

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