100+ Best Female Christian Singers (The Ultimate List)

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Females have been present in Christian music since its inception. In the early days of Christianity, women were the primary singers of songs and hymns in the church. This continued throughout the middle ages and into the Renaissance.

In more recent history, women have continued to play an important role in contemporary Christian music (CCM), both as performers and songwriters.

So, if you are looking for some good female Christian singers or just want to expand your musical repertoire, here is a list of more than 100 of the best female Christian singers, in no particular order.


Top Best Female Christian Singers

While there is a sea of incredibly talented women in Christian music, the following 10 artists have made an impact on the genre with their God-gifted voices and moving lyrics.

  1. Amy Grant
  2. Francesca Battistelli
  3. Kari Jobe
  4. Tamela Mann
  5. Darlene Zschech
  6. Natalie Grant
  7. Lauren Daigle
  8. Britt Nicole
  9. Jaci Velasquez
  10. Heather Williams

Black Female Christian Singers

If you do a bit of digging, you’ll find that there are quite a few black female Christian singers making waves in the music industry.

These women are all talented vocalists with a passion for using their gifts to minister to others and share the love of Christ.

But not just restricted to churches and gospel choirs, some of these women are making a name for themselves in the mainstream music industry as well.

While each singer is unique in her own way, they all share one common goal: to spread peace and love through the power of music.

  • Karen Clark Sheard
  • CeCe Winans
  • Tasha Cobbs
  • Kierra Sheard
  • Yolanda Adams
  • Jamie Grace
  • Tamela Mann
  • Vickie Winans
  • Vanessa Bell Armstrong
  • Dorinda Clark-Cole

Young Female Christian Singers

In recent years, there has been a rise in the number of young female Christian singers. These women are using their voices to spread the word of God and inspire others to lead a life of faith.

Jackie Evancho in particular. At just 22 years old, Jackie Evancho is already an accomplished singer. She got her start on YouTube, where she posted videos of herself singing classical and religious songs. Her beautiful voice has since taken her all over the world, including performing the national anthem at the Presidential Inauguration in 2017.

Another incredibly young yet extremely talented singer is Hollyn who is quickly gaining popularity in the music industry. Born and raised in Ohio, Hollyn began singing and writing songs at a young age. She has a passion for worship and desires to see people experience the joy of Christ through her music.

While this trend of young female Christian singers is relatively new, it’s one that we hope continues. Here’s a look at some more of the best young female Christian singers making waves in the music industry.

  • Moriah Peters
  • Jackie Evancho
  • Holly Starr
  • Blanca Callahan
  • Hollyn
  • Tasha Layton
  • Brooke Ligertwood
  • Sarah Reeves
  • Jasmine Murray
  • Steffany Gretzinger

90s Female Christian Singers

In the early 90s, contemporary Christian music played a big role in the mainstream music industry. It was a time of tremendous growth for the genre with several artists achieving crossover success. Music sales were high, and radio airplay was at an all-time high. This was also the time when CCM overshadowed classical, jazz, and new-age music in terms of sales.

One of the biggest contributors to this growth was Amy Grant. She was the first CCM artist to have a No. 1 pop hit with her song “Baby Baby” in 1991. This opened the door for other Christian artists to achieve mainstream success including Michael W. Smith, DC Talk, and Kathy Troccoli.

While the Christian music industry has changed a lot since the early 90s, the impact that these artists had is still being felt today. Here’s a look at some of the best female Christian singers of the 90s.

  • CeCe Winans
  • Darlene Zschech
  • Martha Munizzi
  • Vickie Winans
  • Yolanda Adams
  • Rebecca St James
  • Nichole Nordeman
  • Plumb
  • Sara Groves
  • Christy Nockels

Spanish Female Christian Singers

Spanish Christian singers often have a different sound than other CCM artists. First, they sing in Spanish which gives them a unique flavor. Second, their musical influences are often different.

For example, they infuse their music with traditional Spanish instruments and rhythms into their music. This gives them a different perspective on Christianity and how to express it through music.

As a result, Spanish female Christian singers often have a fresh and distinct sound that sets them apart from other Christian singers.

However, the message is clear for all of them: to use their music as a platform to spread the love of Jesus Christ.

  • Kari Jobe
  • Ingrid Rosario
  • Lilly Goodman
  • Marcela Gándara
  • Christine D’Clario
  • Paulina Aguirre
  • Annette Moreno
  • Kristy Motta

Christian female Singers of 2021

The year 2021 was a big one for female Christian singers. Several well-known artists released new albums and songs that have been topping the charts. Including the likes of Lauren Daigle, Tori Kelly, and Hilary Scott.

With so much new Christian music being released, it can be hard to keep up. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best female Christian singers of 2021 that are still making waves.

  • Carrie Underwood
  • Tori Kelly
  • Hilary Scott
  • Hope Darst
  • Lauren Daigle
  • Kari Jobe
  • Blanca Callahan
  • Tasha Layton
  • Jasmine Murray
  • Sarah Reeves
  • Kristyn Getty

Christian Metal Bands With Female Singers

If you know us then you know, we are huge metalheads and this list would not be complete without some female-fronted Christian metal bands.

In the past, metal has gotten a bad rap for being anti-Christian. But in recent years, there has been a rise in the number of Christian metal bands that are using their music to spread the word of God.

One such band is Fireflight. The band was formed in 1999 and its members are from Orlando, Florida. The band’s musical style is a mix of hard rock and alternative metal. The lyrics of their songs often focus on themes of hope and overcoming adversity. But what sets this band apart is that they also have a message of faith and love for God.

Another popular Christian metal band with a female singer is “Icon for Hire”. The band was formed in 2007 and its members are from Decatur, Illinois. Icon for Hire’s music has been described as a mix of punk rock, pop, and electronic dance music. And since their formation, they released a total of 4 studio albums with their latest one being “Amorphous”.

While there are many other great female-fronted Christian metal bands out there (mentioned below), these are two of our favorites that are currently making waves in the metal scene.

  • Flyleaf
  • Fireflight
  • Skillet
  • The Letter Black
  • Icon for Hire
  • Seven Angels
  • Still Breathing
  • Royal Anguish
  • Inhabited
  • Boanerges
  • Edge Of Eternity

Female Christian R&B Singers

If you’re not familiar with Christian R&B, here’s a quick primer. The genre is often characterized by its use of Gospel-style vocals, as well as its positive and uplifting messages. Christian R&B artists often sing about their faith, hope, and love for God – topics that provide listeners with comfort and encouragement.

What’s great about Christian R&B is that it appeals to fans of all ages. And while the genre is often dominated by male artists, there are quite a number of women who have found success throughout the years, helping to shape and define the sound.

  • Shalini
  • Rachel Kerr
  • Miraculous
  • Charlene Nash
  • Charlene Nash
  • Sharyn
  • Sarah Teibo
  • Asha Elia

Female Christian Rock Singers

When it comes to rock music, the first thing that comes to mind is usually a man with a guitar. But those times are gone as more and more women are now rocking out on stage and in the studio.

One such artist is Jen Ledger. She’s the lead singer and drummer for the Christian rock band Skillet. The band has been around for over 20 years now and in that time, they’ve released 9 studio albums. This includes their most recent album, Victorious, which was released in 2019. It debuted at number one on the US Christian Albums (Billboard) and received critical acclaim from fans and critics alike.

What sets Skillet apart from other Christian rock bands is their willingness to experiment with different sounds and styles. They’re not afraid to push boundaries and this has resulted in some truly unique and amazing music over the years.

  • Krystal Meyers
  • Jen Ledger
  • Amy Grant
  • Lacey Sturm
  • Éowyn
  • Alyssa Barlow
  • Rachael Lampa
  • Jennifer Knapp
  • Joy Williams
  • Brooke Ligertwood

African American Female Christian Singers

When it comes to gospel music, African American female singers have long been a force to be reckoned with.

From the early days of spirituals and hymns to contemporary gospel, these women have brought their powerful voices and message of faith to bear on the world.

Here is a look at some of the best African American female Christian singers out there today.

  • Gladys Knight
  • Chaka Khan
  • Della Reese
  • Dorothy Norwood
  • Amber Bullock
  • Albertina Walker
  • Michelle Williams
  • Patti LaBelle
  • Casey J
  • Dottie Peoples

Blonde Female Christian Singers

Just because someone is a blonde singer doesn’t mean they can’t be a great Christian artist. In fact, there are quite a few blonde female singers out there who are using their talents to spread the love of Jesus Christ.

One such artist is Natalie Grant. She’s a contemporary Christian singer who has been making music for over 20 years now. In that time, she’s released 11 studio albums and sold over 5 million records. She’s also been nominated 8 times for a Grammy Award and has won 6 GMA Dove Awards.

Another great blonde Christian singer is Rebecca St. James. At the age of only 12, she opened shows for Carmelo Domenic Licciardello (CCM artist). And by the time she was 21, she had released her most successful album to date, “Pray”. The album went on to win a Grammy Award for Rock Gospel Album of the Year and she’s since released 5 more studio albums.

  • Nichole Nordeman
  • Natalie Grant
  • Jenn Johnson
  • Sarah Reeves
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Rebecca St. James
  • Twila Paris
  • Christy Nockels
  • Sara Groves
  • Lauren Daigle
  • Darlene Zschech
  • Holly Starr
  • Blanca Callahan
  • Sheila Walsh
  • Sandi Patty
  • Brooke Ligertwood
  • Kim Walker-Smith
  • Hollyn

Christian Country Singers Female

A list of the best female Christian singers wouldn’t be complete without mentioning country music. And while the genre is often associated with more traditional values, there are quite a few Christian country singers out there who are using their music to spread the love of Jesus Christ.

One such artist is Carrie Underwood. She’s an 8-time Grammy Award winner and is the only country artist to have ever won the prestigious Entertainer of the Year award. She’s also sold over 64 million records and is one of the most successful artists in the world right now.

Another well-known female Christian country singer is Loretta Lynn. A legendary country singer who has been making music for over 50 years. Her songs often deal with themes of love, heartbreak, and Faith. She’s sold over 45 million records and is a member of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Other notable female Christian country singers include:

  • Hillary Scott
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Tasha Cobbs
  • Reba McEntire
  • Connie Smith
  • Mallary Hope
  • Lynn Anderson
  • Wanda Jackson
  • Emmylou Harris

Hottest Female Christian Singers

How do you define hot? Is it someone who is physically attractive? Or is it someone who is talented and has a lot to offer? Well, we will leave that to you. But the singers mentioned below are considered to be some of the hottest female Christian singers out there right now.

While looks may not be everything, these singers are certainly easy on the eyes. So, if you’re looking for some eye candy, then look no further than the list below.

  • Kari Jobe
  • Kerrie Roberts
  • Lauren Daigle
  • Natalie Grant
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Jaci Velasquez
  • Jenny Simmons
  • Amy Grant
  • Brooke Ligertwood
  • Nichole Nordeman
  • Britt Nicole

Conclusion

So, there you have it. The ultimate list of the best female Christian singers out there. These are just a few of the many talented women out there who are using their voices to spread the love of Jesus Christ. There are many more which we will be updating in the future.

So, take your time, explore, and find the singer that speaks to you the most. And when you find that special artist, make sure to share their music with others so that they can enjoy it as well. Thanks for reading!