Music Facts: Gospel/Contemporary Christian
The origins of gospel music can be traced to the early 1600s.
There are many variations of gospel, but Black gospel is by far the most well-known.
Legendary gospel group the Fisk Jubilee Singers are the oldest organized group of Black musicians in America. Founded in 1871, they won their first GRAMMY, for Best Roots Gospel Album, at the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2021.