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.