15 Gospel Artists to Watch in 2014

The only way the ever-evolving music industry continues to grow is if new artists are given the chance to thrive and shine, while the more established artists usher them into the limelight to share the platform. Gospel music is no different. From Erica Campbell to Anaysha Figueroa, here are 15 Gospel artists we're keeping our eyes (and ears) on in 2014.

Gerald Jones Jan, 10, 2014

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Current single: “Help

Known to the world as one half of the super successful sister duo, Mary Mary, Erica Campbell is flying solo this time around.  Many question can she do it on her own? We think so!

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Current Single: “Holy One

She’s been fortunate to call Kirk Franklin her boss man for many, many years. Now, Figueroa is stepping out front and the anticipation is building feverishly for her first solo release.

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Current CD: “1 & 6”

Despite girl groups almost becoming extinct in Gospel music, this St. Louis trio reminds us that all is not lost! In one word, they are simply AMAZING!

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Current CD: “Life Music

Jonathan McReynolds has to be one of the most talented and gifted new artists to appear in Gospel in a long time! An exceptional songwriter and thoughtful musician, the sky is the limit for this twenty something!

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Current Single: “You Bring Out The Best In Me

She was awarded the coveted title, 2013 Sunday Best winner! And a well-deserved win it was. Now fans are awaiting her first major label release.

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Current single: “Perfect People

This sibling quartet is a breath of fresh air, which is why it’s a no brainer that everyone is going to take notice when you are touted as Kirk Franklin’s protégés and the first group signed to his label, For Yo Soul Entertainment.

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Current CD: “Reality

He’s one of the few “blue eyed” soul singers in Gospel, but this relatively unknown is one to keep an eye on. With a sound all his own, Bryan has the potential to write his own ticket with the right backing.

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Current CD: “Greater Is Coming

Not even 16 years old yet, Jekalyn Carr leaves audiences speechless with her poise, vocal maturity of a veteran and the anointing of someone way beyond her years.

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Current CD: “No Pressure" mixtape

Having penned songs for superstars like Toni Braxton, The Isley Brothers and Letoya Luckett, Jackson still calls Gospel home.  His free mixtape makes Urban Gospel music viable and even more so, keeps it relevant!

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Current Single: “Believe

After the announcement that Trin-i-tee 5:7 was leaving Mathew Knowles and Music World Gospel, Chanel wasted no time in preparing the release of her first solo CD. And the response has been nothing but positive since dropping the first single.

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Current CD: “Worship Soul

Managing to snag a Grammy nomination her first time out, Wilson has been amassing new fans everyday with her signature sound and approachable charm. With the release of her forthcoming CD “Vintage Worship,” her ride is just getting started.

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Current CD: “Anthony Brown & Group Therapy

As a new artist, you’re off to a pretty good start in your career when Billboard crowns your song “Testimony” as the top Gospel single of 2013. It looks like Anthony Brown & Group Therapy is here to stay!

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Current CD: “Heroes For Sale

He’s being called by many as one of the greatest young talents in the Christian Hip-Hop community. His latest album “Heroes For Sale” topped the Billboard Gospel charts for several weeks and made more than a few take notice!

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Current CD: “Refocused”

After three independent releases, Darnell Davis & The Remnant signed their first major label deal last year with RCA Inspiration. The high-energy choir promises to give everything--- traditional Sunday morning, praise & worship and contemporary.

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Current CD: “Grace

Every year, at least one song takes off like lightening and “Break Every Chain” was that hit for Tasha Cobbs. This song has catapulted her as Gospel’s newest starlet snagging her a Grammy nomination, a #1 single and a critically acclaimed CD.