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  • "Are You Listening (feat. Artists United For Haiti)" from Are You Listening - Single
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  • "Before I Die" from Hello Fear
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  • "Declaration (This Is It)" from The Fight Of My Life
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  • "He's Able" from Kirk Franklin & The Family
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  • "I Am" from Hello Fear
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  • "I Smile" from Hello Fear
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  • "Imagine Me" from Hero
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  • "Lean On Me" from The Nu Nation Project
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  • "Love Theory" from Long Live Love
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  • "My World Needs You (feat. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs, and Tamela Mann)" from Losing My Religion
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  • "Ok" from Long Live Love
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  • "Revolution" from The Nu Nation Project
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  • "September" from September - Single
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  • "Silver And Gold" from Kirk Franklin & The Family
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  • "Stomp (original mix)" from God's Property From Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation
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  • "Strong God" from Long Live Love
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  • "Till We Meet Again" from Kirk Franklin & The Family
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  • "Wanna Be Happy?" from Losing My Religion
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  • "Whatcha Lookin' 4" from Whatcha Lookin' 4?
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  • "Why We Sing" from Kirk Franklin & The Family
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  • "You Are The Only One" from God's Property From Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation
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    Latest News
    GMA Dove Awards Announce 2020 Winners
    (Monday, November 02, 2020)
    New Music Video From Tauren Wells And Kirk Franklin Released
    (Thursday, August 13, 2020)
    RCA Inspiration To Release Limited Vinyl Edition Of 'Christmas' from Kirk Franklin
    (Tuesday, August 04, 2020)
    For King & Country's Hit Single "Together" Is Top Five And Climbing
    (Tuesday, July 14, 2020)
    For KING & COUNTRY’s “Together” Hits Mainstream Success
    (Thursday, July 02, 2020)
    RCA Inspiration Celebrates A Winning Night At The 2020 BET Awards
    (Tuesday, June 30, 2020)
    Fred Hammond And Kirk Franklin Come Together For A Night Of Healing
    (Friday, June 05, 2020)
    Kirk Franklin Debuts New Video For "Strong God"
    (Monday, June 01, 2020)
    "A God Like You" From Kirk Franklin Featured In Film
    (Sunday, May 10, 2020)
    BREAKING NEWS: for KING & COUNTRY Release New Music Video For "Together"
    (Monday, May 04, 2020)
    RCA Inspiration Celebrates Christian Music Legend Kirk Franklin
    (Monday, March 02, 2020)
    Christian and Gospel Winners Announced In 62nd GRAMMY Awards
    (Sunday, January 26, 2020)
    Stellar Gospel Music Awards Announce Nominees
    (Saturday, January 25, 2020)
    Christian, Gospel 2020 Grammy Award Nominations Announced
    (Wednesday, November 20, 2019)
    Lecrae Responds to Kirk Franklin's Boycott of GMA Dove Awards: 'I Support Him Wholeheartedly'
    (Thursday, October 31, 2019)
    Kirk Franklin Announces Personal Boycott Of Dove Awards, GMA, TBN
    (Monday, October 28, 2019)
    TobyMac, Hillsong Worship, Kirk Franklin Set to Perform at 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards
    (Saturday, August 24, 2019)
    Kirk Franklin Receives Billionaire Honor from Pandora
    (Wednesday, August 21, 2019)
    50th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees Announced
    (Wednesday, August 14, 2019)
    Kirk Franklin to Premiere VEVO Live Performance for 'F.A.V.O.R' June 23
    (Friday, June 21, 2019)
    Kirk Franklin's 'Long Live Love' Debuts at #1 on Billboard Gospel Albums Chart
    (Thursday, June 13, 2019)
    Kirk Franklin Unveils Video for New Song 'OK'
    (Friday, May 17, 2019)
    New Album from Kirk Franklin Available for Pre-Order Now
    (Friday, April 19, 2019)
    Kirk Franklin to Release 'Long Live Love' May 31st
    (Wednesday, March 27, 2019)
    Kirk Franklin Launches New Single 'Love Theory'
    (Friday, January 25, 2019)
    Tori Kelly Announces Worship EP
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018)
    ​Kirk Franklin Writes and Produces New Tori Kelly Single
    (Tuesday, April 03, 2018)
    Provident Music Group Receives 25 GMA Dove Awards Nominations
    (Tuesday, August 08, 2017)
    RCA Inspiration Receives 9 Nominations for 2017 GMA Dove Awards
    (Tuesday, August 08, 2017)
    48th Annual Dove Awards Nominees Announced Today, Lauren Daigle and Zach Williams Lead Nominations
    (Tuesday, August 08, 2017)
    Kirk Franklin and Travis Greene Celebrate Wins at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards
    (Monday, May 22, 2017)
    Kirk Franklin Garners BET Awards Nomination for 'My World Needs You'
    (Tuesday, May 16, 2017)
    RCA Inspiration Garners Top Gospel Nominations for 2017 Billboard Music Awards
    (Tuesday, April 11, 2017)
    Provident Music Group Celebrates Eight Nominations for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards
    (Monday, April 10, 2017)
    Kirk Franklin Wins Twice At 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017)
    Christian and Gospel Artist Winners Announced In 59th GRAMMY Awards
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017)
    Kirk Franklin Unveils New Single And Visual For 'My World Needs You'
    (Monday, January 09, 2017)
    RCA Inspiration Dominates Billboard's Year-End Gospel Charts
    (Tuesday, December 13, 2016)
    Provident Music Group Celebrates Eight Nominations For The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards
    (Wednesday, December 07, 2016)
    Hillsong United, Natalie Grant and Tamela Mann Set To Perform At 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards
    (Thursday, September 15, 2016)
    Provident Music Group Celebrates 26 GMA Dove Award Nominations
    (Thursday, August 11, 2016)
    Christian and Gospel Artist Winners Announced In 58th GRAMMY Awards
    (Monday, February 15, 2016)
    Tammy and Kirk Franklin Celebrate Milestone Anniversary
    (Wednesday, January 20, 2016)
    TobyMac, Matt Maher, Israel Houghton Lead Grammy Nominations
    (Monday, December 07, 2015)
    Kirk Franklin Makes Headlines With Apology to Gay Community
    (Friday, November 13, 2015)
    For King & Country Song Charts In Top 50 Mainstream Pop Radio
    (Friday, September 25, 2015)
    Shawn Of Manic Drive Has Leg Surgery
    (Friday, September 18, 2015)
    GMA Announces Performers and Presenters for 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards
    (Tuesday, September 01, 2015)
    Christon Gray Joins Kirk Franklin's Label
    (Saturday, June 20, 2015)
    Jamie Grace Writes Open Letter to Taylor Swift
    (Monday, April 13, 2015)
    Kirk Franklin Celebrates 45th Birthday and 19th Wedding Anniversary
    (Monday, January 26, 2015)
    Matt Maher Schedules Album Release For St. Patrick's Day
    (Friday, January 23, 2015)
    Newly Formed Record Label Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Receives 12 Stellar Award Nominations
    (Thursday, January 22, 2015)
    Fo Yo Soul/RCA Rack Up 12 Stellar Award Noms In First Year
    (Monday, January 19, 2015)
    The Walls Group and Tasha Page-Lockhart To Open For The Kirk Franklin Presents Tye Tribbett Tour
    (Wednesday, June 11, 2014)
    Host Jeff Foxworthy Returns For Third Season Of "The American Bible Challenge"
    (Friday, April 18, 2014)
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    Multiple GRAMMY®, Stellar and Dove Award winner Kirk Franklin releases his 12th CD, Hello Fear, on March 22, 2011. 
    Hello Fear is an innovative musical offering that showcases Franklin’s growth and maturation both creatively and personally, while still boasting his creative genius of combining various styles and genres of music into his own unique, definitively gospel sound.   He has teamed again with five of the most sought after vocalists in the music industry—Isaac Carree, Anaysha Figueroa, Nikki Ross, Charmaine Swimpson and Eric Moore—to create the inimitable harmonies for which his music is known. The result is a Kirk Franklin masterpiece. Hello Fear is produced by Franklin and co-produced by Shaun “Harold” Martin and executive produced by Kirk Franklin, Jazzy Jordan, Jessie Hurst and Carla Williams.   
    Two singles from Hello Fear have been released simultaneously, and they are among the top songs added at gospel and urban adult contemporary radio this week.  “I Smile” is #1 Most Added at Gospel Radio and #2 Most Added at Urban Adult Contemporary Radio. “I Am” is #2 most added at Gospel Radio.
    “‘I Smile’ is a fun, urban upbeat melody I wrote,” said Franklin. “It is a declarative statement that I’m not going to live my life based on how I feel.  I will live my life based on God’s Word. It is not easy and I acknowledge there are always obstacles, but like a lot of folks, I get tired of being guided by my emotions. When I have a deeper trust in God, I live my life in stability.” 
    “‘I Am’ is about exchanging all of my weaknesses for God’s strength,” Franklin noted.  This song is also about declaring what God says about me and not my situation.  As we daily transform to God’s image, we no longer identify with who we were, but who we are becoming.” 
    Hello Fear also includes the infectious “Give Me,” featuring dynamic newcomer Mali Music; “The Altar,” a powerful traditional song, featuring Marvin Sapp and Beverly Crawford; and “Something About The Name Jesus (part 2), ” featuring Rance Allen, John P.Kee and Marvin Winans.  This 13 track tour de force will again raise the standard of 21st century contemporary gospel music.
    “I titled this album Hello Fear because—with everything going on in the world—it is the word and the feeling, that paralyzes all of us on some level right now,” said Franklin. “In my own life, fear has been a shadow that has followed me since I was a child.  But the season of running from it is over. I am turning around and speaking directly to it. This album is full of personal and painful work that invites the listener to join me on the journey of letting this familiar ‘friend’ know that his time is over.” 
    “Over the years, I’ve had the unique opportunity of watching Kirk produce some of his albums,” said Jazzy Jordan, Executive Vice President/General Manager of Verity Gospel Music Group. “I am always amazed at the finished product. Kirk’s music gets better and better. He is masterful, and always delivers a project full of hit songs. Hello Fear is both timely and timeless. It’s an honor to work with him. He’s a brilliant producer and artist. His fans will love this album.” 
    On March 19, Franklin joins Steve Harvey at the Philips Arena Theater in Atlanta for the first stop on the “Steve Harvey and Kirk Franklin Gospel Comedy Tour” (see tour dates below). Harvey and Franklin have teamed up for the first time for this tour. “We know these are hard times for a lot of people out there, with the economy, family life, even church life…it’s just hard,” said Franklin. “We want people to leave the concert inspired, happy and charged -- knowing that no matter what they are facing, hard times do not last forever and brighter days are indeed ahead.” In between promoting his new CD and his concert tour with Steve Harvey, Franklin will begin taping the fourth season of BET’s Sunday Best in early spring. 
    Franklin received an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional for his New York Times bestseller, The Blueprint: A Plan for Living Above Life’s Storms (Gotham Books). Franklin was recently honored at the 26th Annual Stellar Awards with the Thomas A. Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award for his humanitarian efforts on behalf of Artists United for Haiti. After the tragic earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Franklin produced an all-star gospel recording of “Are You Listening” in an effort to raise much needed funds for the people of Haiti. Artists United for Haiti included an ensemble of over 100 singers. “Are You Listening” was also nominated for Special Event CD of the Year at this year’s Stellar Awards.

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    namzy (62)
    Pastor Kirk Franklin | Posted August 17, 2014
    You got a thing going on here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YEAP

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    mumbai (37)
    Great music | Posted March 21, 2011
    Good job Kirk, love your music.

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    Quite good gospel music | Posted March 21, 2011
    I haven't heard much of Kirk but what I have heard I like.

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    Amazing Singer | Posted March 21, 2011
    You are an amazing singer. I love your songs. I thank God for giving you so much talent. God bless you.

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    Face FEAR | Posted March 21, 2011
    Kirk, Thanks for sharing,When will you be back in Big D so you can autograph my copy of your new CD? Blessings A Man

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    I feel like... | Posted March 19, 2011
    I feel like Kirk Franklin gets better every year. His music is so inspiring and it really blesses me. God bless you Kirk!!

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    Wow | Posted March 19, 2011
    That´s real music with a good message

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    Kirk Franklin, Hello Fear | Posted March 18, 2011
    This is a great album! It has a pop sound, but it teaches religious lessons. This is my favorite album so far this year. Kirk Franklin does a great job a soloist, in a duet, or as part of a group. In this album you have all three examples of Kirk's musical talent

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    Hello Fear - Excited for this one to drop! God Bless Kirk Franklin's Ministry | Posted March 18, 2011
    My Pre Listen of "Hello Fear", Kirk Franklin's latest ministry offering to the masses was a treat and a half!!! I look forward to making my purchase on March 22nd. This album was definitely designed with MINISTRY in mind. I love Kirk Franklin's songs for the simple reason that he understands what it means to be a CHRISTIAN and HUMAN. Our walk doesn't have to be immensely complicated or our victories out of reach. With every new album Kirk points his listeners to obtaining their VICTORIES from bad habits, past hurts and present stumbling blocks by taping into the answer, CHRIST who makes us all new creatures. Kirk Franklin has a signature sound and presentation that I will always appreciate. His songs appeal to all ages, cultures and backgrounds. I feel that "Hello Fear" is an album that will encourage, uplift, bring reflection, joy and a desire to be better. "More than what you see, not yet what I shall be". Purchasing "Hello Fear" will be worth EVERY DOLLAR.

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    Thank You | Posted March 18, 2011
    Thank you for your ministry and commitment to the Lord. Your music and ministry are very inspiring.

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