Kem's Gospel Contemporaries

If Kem were a gospel artist he might sound like them.

He Kem. He Saw. He Conquered. - Kem went down the unbeaten path to R&B glory but ultimately succeeded. Check out why he's got soul right here. (Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

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Kem - R&B/soul singer KEM may not be a gospel artist, but his particular sound and influences definitely lend themselves to a crossover sound. We decided to take a look at gospel artists who also manage to fit the same bill as Kem for their respective musical genre. (Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

Fred Hammond  - A legend in his own right, Fred Hammond has helmed some of the most well-known and influential groups in gospel music. From being a founding member of Commissioned to the leader of the choir Radical For Christ, Fred just couldn't let the group sound go. Last year, he joined forces with three of gospel and R&B's most critically acclaimed singers to form United Tenors. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Stellar Awards)

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Fred Hammond - Fred Hammond is like the gospel slow-jam king. Though his voice is a little deeper than Kem's, his ability to deliver ballad-sounding gospel isn't a far cry from Kem's slow jam R&B tunes. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Stellar Awards)

William McDowell - When William McDowell incorporates guitar into his production it sounds strikingly like the type of production Kem typically sings over. Perhaps a mash-up album should be made by one selective DJ. It should be noted that McDowell typically leads a choir in his music, whereas Kem sings mostly solo. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Stellar Awards)

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William McDowell - When William McDowell incorporates guitar into his production it sounds strikingly like the type of production Kem typically sings over. Perhaps a mash-up album should be made by one selective DJ. It should be noted that McDowell typically leads a choir in his music, whereas Kem sings mostly solo. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Stellar Awards)

Best Gospel Artist: Tye Tribbett - Gospel superstar Tye Tribbett continued to spread the word with his Greater Than project.(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

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Tye Tribbett - TyeTribbett's music bares an incredible resemblance to more pop-driven singers, however he retains his gospel identity. Kem has also retained his identity as a pure R&B artist, despite taking influence from other genres. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

Marvin Sapp  - Gospel veteran Marvin Sapp continued to inspire listeners with his hit "My Testimony," gaining him a nomination for Best Gospel/Inspiration Performance.  (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Marvin Sapp - Marvin Sapp bares many musical similarities as William McDowell. His penchant for singing out isn't a far cry from Kem's and both can light up the stage.(Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Jason Nelson - Jason Nelson has a penchant for delivering slow moving ballads as well, which draws the Kem comparison. (Photo: David Surowiecki/Getty Images for eOne)

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Jason Nelson - Jason Nelson has a penchant for delivering slow moving ballads as well, which draws the Kem comparison. (Photo: David Surowiecki/Getty Images for eOne)