Here in this article we tackle the contemporary Christian artists whose albums have spent the most cumulative weeks at number one on the Billboard’s Christian music chart. See if your favorite Christian music artists make it to this list!
Amy Grant (born in 1950) is one popular contemporary Christian artist. Her albums reached number one and spent a total of 329 cumulative weeks spent on the Billboard contemporary Christian chart. Among her best selling albums are Age to Age (85 weeks), Straight Ahead (61 weeks), Unguarded (36 weeks) and Lead Me On (36 weeks). She also holds the record for having the most number one albums with 16.
Sandi Patty (born in 1957) is an American contemporary Christian singer. Her albums have accumulated 112 weeks at number one on the top Christian album charts. She has four number one albums, with Mornings Like This her best performing outing, having spent 69 weeks at number one.
Michael W. Smith (born in 1957) is probably the most popular male pop/contemporary Christian music artist. His albums spent a total of 86 weeks at the top chart position. Smith also has sixteen number one albums, as well.
Kirk Franklin (born in 1970) is an American urban contemporary gospel singer whose albums accumulated a total of 79 weeks at number one on the top contemporary Christian album chart. He has six albums which have reached #1 so far.
Carman (born Carmelo Domenic Licciardello in 1956) is a contemporary Christian music artist and evangelist hailing from New Jersey. Six of his albums have accumulated a total of 64 weeks at number one on the Christian music album chart. His album Revival in the Land is the best-performing album so far, having spent a total of 34 weeks at that position.
So far, American contemporary Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman (born in 1962) has achieved nine number one albums on the top contemporary Christian album chart. His top-performing albums have spent a total of 62 weeks on top of the charts.
Casting Crowns is one of the most popular contemporary Christian/Christian rock music groups. Six of their albums have topped the Christian music album chart, and have spent a total of 57 weeks in that spot.
Christian metal rock band P.O.D. have sold 12 million records across the globe. They have six number one albums that have accumulated a total of of 54 weeks at number one.
Christian rap/rock act dc Talk have albums that have reached a total of 53 cumulative weeks on the Christian music album chart. Their most popular and successful album so far, Free at Last, spent a total of 38 weeks at number one.
Switchfoot is Christian rock group who has also gained remarkable mainstream recognition. Their five number number one albums have racked up a total of 47 weeks on the Christian album chart.
Petra is another Christian rock band who has enjoyed five albums which reached number one on the Christian album chart. The band’s albums (Not of This World, Beat the System, This Means War!, Beyond Belief and Unseen Power) have accumulated a total of 44 weeks at number one on the same chart.
The Imperials are a Contemporary Christian group whose albums (that include One More Song for You and Priority) have reached a total of 39 weeks at number one.