Lecrae, NF, Andy Mineo & KB named top Christian artists of 2015 by Billboard

Billboard has published its Year End 2015 charts, and several Christian rappers landed on multiple lists, including the top 50 Christian artists.

Three Reach Records rappers — Lecrae, Andy Mineo and KB — made the data-driven chart, as well as NF of Capitol CMG. They also charted among the top Christians albums, which are shown below.

In addition to the Christian charts, Lecrae found himself ranked No. 21 among top-selling rap albums, No. 10 among top-selling independent albums and No. 11 among top-selling independent artists thanks to his seventh studio album, Anomaly. This is the second straight year that the LP has landed him on these charts.

The Christian charts are below.

Top Christian Artists

Based on radio airplay, sales data and streaming data

  • No. 15 – Lecrae
  • No. 24 – NF
  • No. 29 – Andy Mineo
  • No. 44 – KB

Top Christian Albums

Based on sales data

  • No. 5 – Anomaly by Lecrae
  • No. 25 – Mansion by NF
  • No. 30 – Uncomfortable by Andy Mineo
  • No. 38 – Tomorrow We Live by KB

Christian Albums Artists

Based on sales data

  • No. 8 – Lecrae

Hot Christian Songs

Based on radio airplay

  • No. 46 – “This Is Living” by Hillsong Young & Free ft. Lecrae
  • No. 47 – “I’ll Keep On” by NF ft. Jeremiah Carlson

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Written by David Daniels

David Daniels is a columnist at Rapzilla.com and the managing editor of LegacyDisciple.org. He has been published at Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, CCM Magazine, Bleacher Report, The Washington Times and HipHopDX.

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