Sanctified music in America has no greater voice over the past two decades than Kirk Franklin, the native Texan who revolutionized the gospel choir, and single-handedly brought Contemporary Gospel music to forward-thinking R&B radio programmers. In the process, this visionary singer, musician, songwriter, arranger, producer – and of course, choir director – has amassed 18 RIAA gold and platinum records, 10 of which went to #1 on the Billboard Gospel Charts. For his work, he has earned seven Grammy Awards® (five of which were for Best Album in all three major Gospel categories), 12 Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards, and 35 Stellar Awards, the most won by any artist.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary in 2012 of Franklin's founding of his first major choir recording group (The Family) in 1992, and the extraordinary path that his life's work has taken him with his choirs and as a solo artist, THE ESSENTIAL KIRK FRANKLIN presents the first full-length, 28-song, double CD overview of his entire career.
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