TikTok is an interesting social media platform. It has a wide variety of content, ranging from cooking tutorials to viral dances. But at its core, TikTok has always been centered around music. In 2018, the company merged with Musical.ly, an app that lets people share lip-syncing music videos. TikTok and Musical.ly have always been popular, but during the COVID-19 lockdown, the company exploded. With everyone stuck at home, people got bored and started making videos. (Who can blame them?)
Although almost everyone is back at work now, people are still making videos–including some of our favorite artists. Today, we're taking a look at some Christian artists who are rocking it over on TikTok.
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Not only is Lecrae a great rapper, but he's also a pretty great "TikToker." Since March 2020, he's been sharing some hilarious videos on his TikTok page, along with some spiritual ones. But, perhaps his brightest moment was that one time he got 9.4 million views on a mere seven-second video. It was a quick meme video, and who knows why it went viral. (I repeat, TikTok is an interesting place.) But, if you want a good laugh, head over to Lecrae's TikTok page!
Andy Mineo has a ton of videos on his TikTok page. Most of his videos are about his music, but he also has some quality cooking content. If you want to see Andy using his super-human strength to break spaghetti in half, go watch his "Cooking with Andy" videos. (Like seriously, you won't be disappointed.) Andy also recently tried snails for the first time, which was quite intriguing to watch. Andy has a wide variety of content, and there's something on his TikTok channel for everyone.
TikTok influencer Grayson Bearden is the one responsible for getting Tauren Wells hooked on the app. In February, Tauren posted his first video featuring Grayson, and it garnered over 100,000 views. Along with sharing updates on his music, Tauren has been posting some great videos on his page. My personal favorite is his "duet" with Lauren Daigle. Lauren took the spotlight, and it's pretty awesome.
If you love seeing TobyMac in concert, you'll love his TikTok page. He frequently shares videos from his concerts, along with some behind-the-scenes footage of some of his latest music videos. I also learned from his channel that his hidden talent is wakeboarding--the internet tells all. Toby has some great content on his page, and you'll want to check out his videos.
Riley Clemmons has a super fun TikTok page. For the past year, she's been giving her fans an inside look at both her life and music. From song covers to behind-the-scenes videos, she has it all on her page. In July, she created a hilarious video about her hair, and it garnered over 21,000 views. She's an incredible artist, and she's also pretty great at TikTok.
Duncan Phillips, the spinning drum man himself, is also among the many musicians using TikTok. The Newsboys are finally on tour again, and Duncan has been sharing some cool videos from their concerts. When he first joined TikTok, his first few videos were behind-the-scenes videos of Newsboys' new "Magnetic" music video. It looks like a lot went into filming it, and the results were amazing.
Switchfoot is my favorite band, and they also have my favorite TikTok channel. The band is currently out on NEEDTOBREATHE's Into The Mystery Tour, and they've been sharing tons of backstage content. And, it looks like they've been having some fun while they're out on the road. You can take the surfers out of California, but you can't take California out of the surfers... the guys found a river in the middle of Oregon to surf at. You'll have to see it to believe it over on their TikTok page.
Speaking of NEEDTOBREATHE, if you love a good acoustic cover, you'll want to head over to their TikTok page. Although they've been quiet lately since they're out on tour, earlier this year the band started posting some amazing covers. They recorded a short version of Dolly Parton's hit song "9 to 5," and they even recorded an acoustic version of their new song "Sittin' In The Backseat." They're incredible musicians, and all of their covers are outstanding.
Comedian John Crist
Although John Crist isn't a Christian artist, he's popular in Christian music circles. With over one million followers, John has caught the attention of many people on TikTok. In fact, John said that TikTok has been so good to him over the last year that he decided to use the TikTok text-to-speech lady's voice for his stand-up comedy intro. Yep, I'm pretty sure TikTok is taking over the world.
Grace Chaves has been a fan of all things Christian music since 2016. She is NRT's news editor, and one of NRT's youngest writers. Homeschooled, Grace is an author, loves Jesus, concerts, and road trips.