There are at least six artists with this name:
1. A British rock band (known as The Mission UK in the United States)
2. A Japanese pop group
3. An American rap group
4. An American Christian contemporary group
5. An American psychedelic rock band
6. An American R&B band
1) The Mission (known as The Mission UK in the United States due to a naming clash with a Philadelphia R&B band) is a goth band formed in 1986 in Leeds, England from the splinters of the freshly-dissolved goth band The Sisters of Mercy.