The music industry’s glamour and charm, coupled with the media’s reluctance and pressure, often makes superstars shy away from openly talking or practicing their religious beliefs. Some top-rated musicians, with a fan following all around the globe, have been very vocal about their Christian beliefs and values.
7 Popular Musicians Who are Christians
In this blog, we have compiled a list of 7 popular musicians who are Christian.
1. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is a 27-year-old Canadian singer who shot to fame in his teenage years. The child prodigy topped the charts as the youngest male artist in almost half a decade, back in 2010, with his album My World 2.0, successor to his first album named My World.
Bieber has sold numerous albums and records worldwide and is currently one of the most popular singers in the industry. He was named on Forbes’ list of top 10 powerful celebrities three times in a row, back in 2011 till 2013. He has won several awards, including 2 Grammy’s and 21 Billboard Music Awards.
Bieber is now married to Hailey Bieber and works on making more music for his fans and admirers worldwide. He is a Christian who has attributed his success to his faith multiple times. The superstar also regularly attends church, he has confirmed.
2. Kanye West
Kanye West is one of the most controversial figures in the modern music industry. Kanye is not only a rapper but a producer and a fashion designer as well.
Kanye has sold millions of albums worldwide, but that’s not the sole reason for his fame. Kanye remains in the media spotlight pretty much all the time due to his social media activity or comments made in public. Recently divorced, Kanye was married to Kim Kardashian, another controversial figure in the fashion industry and Hollywood.
Kanye has won 22 Grammys, joint 10th most of any artist of all time. He’s often regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop stars, not only of the modern era but of all time.
Kanye has been very vocal about his Christian faith, and many of his songs and albums are either named after Jesus or contain verses related to Christianity and Jesus.
3. Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar is a 31-year-old singer who hails from Compton, California. Lamar burst into the scene in the early 2010s with his hit songs and albums. He not only raps but produces and writes songs as well.
Lamar’s first billboard 200 topping album was released in 2015, and he hasn’t looked back since. He has sold millions of albums worldwide and performed fully booked shows in numerous places. Including an impressive 13 Grammy awards, Lamar has won several other accolades, which have made Lamar one of the most coveted rappers of the modern era. His genre is usually hip-hop and a little toward jazz-rap as well.
Lamar has been publicly admitting his Christian beliefs for a long time, and the verses of his songs contain lyrics that match his claims. Lamar often reiterates how his viewpoint and struggles to fight against racism and discrimination are heavily influenced by his faith.
4. Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez is a child prodigy who was a hit in the showbiz industry from a very young age. Selena started her career in acting but now is more of a singer with multiple hit songs and albums.
2017 woman of the year, according to Billboard, the singer has released chart-topping singles and albums and has reportedly sold over 20 million singles worldwide.
Selena often performs at worship concerts and has stated multiple times that she is more concerned about her relationship with God and her faith, rather than being labeled religious by the media. She was born into a Catholic family and used to wear a purity ring.
5. Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas, part of the famous band the Jonas brothers, also started his career as an actor at the age of just 7, but now is into music. The group consisted of 3 members, Nick, and his two brothers, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas.
After the group disbanded, Nick continued his solo career, releasing multiple albums and singles. His third album was a massive success, featuring on the second spot on Billboard 200.
All 3 Jonas brothers are openly Christians, and Nick has commented on his strong relationship with God and faith multiple times. Nick also wore a purity ring when he was young.
6. Michelle Williams
Not to be confused with Michelle Williams the actress, Williams comes from Illinois and was a member of the popular band Destiny’s Child. The band has sold over half a century of albums worldwide, and Williams has featured in over 30 of those albums.
After the disbanding of the group, Williams continued making solo music and released multiple songs and albums, some of which gained a lot of praise and recognition. She now also writes songs and recently has enjoyed success on television as an actress as well. Williams had won one Grammy back when her band was still together.
Williams was always open about her religious beliefs, and it came into the spotlight with the tracks she released after the band Destiny’s Child disbanded. Her songs are a picture of her strong faith, and she isn’t shy to admit it publicly.
7. Tori Kelly
Tory Kelly was a teenage sensation who rose to fame in the American Idol of 2009, at just 16 years of age. Kelly is a songwriter, singer, and actress as well.
She has released four albums after that, and her songs have featured as high as 35th on Billboard’s 200. Kelly also has collected two Grammys for her songs.
Tory has been very open about her faith and says she doesn’t necessarily include her faith in her songs, but since it does have a massive influence over her life, it tends to find a way in.
Our Final Thoughts
While many celebrities find it hard to talk openly about their faith in public, the singers and songwriters that feature on our list of famous musicians who are Christian are proud Christians. Not only have they shown it’s not impossible to stay close to your religious beliefs and values while dealing with the celebrity life, but they have also encouraged the younger generation to not be ashamed of following their faith.