Top Contemporary Urban Gospel Songs of 2015

Urban gospel, sometimes called Black gospel, can be either traditional or contemporary. As a general rule, older fans lean more toward the traditional while younger fans groove and praise to the more contemporary stuff. These are the top Contemporary Urban Gospel songs that were being played on Black Gospel radio in 2015, according to Billboard, Cashbox, and other sources.

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"Amazing" - Ricky Dillard & New G

Ricky Dillard & New G - Amazing
Light Records

The title track from Ricky Dillard & New G's June release is praise in all of its glory. If you listen to the album version, you're in for seven and a half minutes of being on your feet!


(You healed the sick) You healed the sick
(You raised the dead) You raised the dead
(Your Lord of all) Your Lord of all
(The great I am) The great I am

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"Every Praise" - Hezekiah Walker

Hezekiah Walker - Azusa The Next Generation
RCA Records

With the album version of the song that won the 2014 Dove Award for "Contemporary Gospel/Urban Song of the Year" being a little over 7 minutes long, there is plenty of time to get your praise on!


God my Savior
God my Healer
God my Deliverer
Yes He is, yes He is

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"No Greater Love" - Smokie Norful

Smokie Norful - Forever Yours

From Smokie Norful's August 5th release, Forever Yours, "No Greater Love" is about the greatest love of all—God's love for us, His children.


For God so loved the world,
that He gave His only begotten Son.
The Son gave His life for me,
when He died on Calvary.

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"Say Yes" - Michelle Williams f/ Beyonce And Kelly Rowland

Michelle Williams - Journey to Freedom
Light Records

In December, this song sat at #1 on Billboard's Hot Gospel chart for three of four weeks and it stayed a top pick in January. The dance/reggae tune from Michelle Williams' September release, Journey to Freedom, gets a little help from two of her former partners, Beyonce And Kelly Rowland. Listening to this reminds us how amazing the three ladies were as Destiny's Child.


There's no limit to what You can do
'Cause it all belongs to You
Yes, it all belongs to You
(The world should know)
You're almighty and all powerful
And it all belongs to You
Yes, it all belongs to You

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"For Your Glory" - Tasha Cobbs

Tasha Cobbs - Grace
EMI Gospel

With a traditional feel wrapped up in a contemporary and soulful package, Tasha Cobbs shows a richness and warmth to her voice that even surpasses "Break Every Chain."


Lord if I find favor in your sight
Lord, please hear my hearts cry
I’m desperately waiting to be where you are
I’ll cross the hottest desert
I’ll travel near or far

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"I Will Trust" - Fred Hammond

Fred Hammond - I Will Trust
RCA Inspiration

The title track from the December release features Fred's daughter, BreeAnn Hammond and is filled with peace and passion.


I will trust (trust in the name of The Lord)
In the name (trust in the name of The Lord)
Of The Lord (Lord I will)
Lord, I'll trust in you

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"Fill Me Up" - Casey J

Casey J - Fill Me Up

Newcomer, worship leader Casey J, started getting national attention for "Fill Me Up" back in August. By December, she (and her song) were more popular than ever and she continued to win hearts in January. 


Fill me up God
Fill me up
So love of God overflow
Permeate all my soul

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"I Am" - Jason Nelson

Jason Nelson - I Am
RCA Inspiration

Jason's July single is pure testimony with tons of emotion and a spiritually-charged sound that will bring you to your knees.


I AM the ONE who
Sees a need and always provides.
I AM the ONE whose
Name is a tower, where you can run and hide
I AM He, who has all Power in my hands.
And if you believe, on My Word you can stand.

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"Beautiful Day" - Jamie Grace

Jamie Grace - Ready to Fly

"Beautiful Day" comes from Jamie Grace's 2014 release, Ready to Fly. Upbeat and fun, the song serves as a timely reminder that each day in the Lord is beautiful.


Wake up and smile cause it's been awhile
It's been like a whole day since I stopped so You could hold me
This child awaits, strong in the faith
Lord you are the refuge that I can't wait to get to

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"War" - Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago

Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago - War
Inspired People Music

"War" is the latest single from Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago. A declaration that puts the devil on notice that he can't have any of it—not the family, the increase or the breakthroughs—this song means business.


I've been in the storm and the rain
But the blood still stays the same
Whatever's going wrong
My war clothes are on
I might be in a daze
But you can't have my praise

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Jones, Kim. "Top Contemporary Urban Gospel Songs of 2015." Learn Religions, Sep. 12, 2021, Jones, Kim. (2021, September 12). Top Contemporary Urban Gospel Songs of 2015. Retrieved from Jones, Kim. "Top Contemporary Urban Gospel Songs of 2015." Learn Religions. (accessed March 28, 2023).