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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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  • "Lean on Me (Worldwide Mix)" from Lean on Me (Worldwide Mix) (Single)
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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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  • "We Win" from We Win - Single
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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
    Gospel Artist Kirk Franklin Opens BET Music Awards
    (Monday, June 28, 2021)
    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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    Franklin's latest musical offering--and 13th studio album--is the aptly titled LONG LIVE LOVE from his RCA-distributed label, Fo Yo Soul Recordings. But even before the album's release date, its first single is already laying down some serious groundwork. 

    "Love Theory" bowed at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Gospel Songs chart and has kept the position on lock for nine weeks. The vibrant track marked the singer's record-extending seventh No. 1 and his second start atop the chart. With 1 million U.S. streams in its first week per Nielsen Music, "Love Theory" also opened at No. 1 on Gospel Streaming Songs as well as Gospel Digital Song Sales. Its colorful and energetic video has accumulated over 2.5 million YouTube views and counting.

    "When people can see themselves as being loved, no matter who or how they are, it gives them more of the ability to love," says Franklin; which is the inspiration for "Love Theory" and the theme of the video. "It's my constant story about this message of love, the love of God, and me trying to play my role in that conversation."

    Among the other striking conversation-starters on the 10-track LONG LIVE LOVE are the introspective "Just for Me," the insightful "Father Knows Best" and the cautionary "Idols." As the very first song that Franklin wrote for the album, "Idols" is the hinge the album hangs. It addresses the issue of people placing too much emphasis on things like their careers, body image, and money. Or on their service to God; that sometimes becomes more important than the man himself. 

    "We're living in an era where so many things compete for the attention of our hearts," says Franklin. "They don't all have to be bad, but these things can become what matters to us more than they're supposed to. "Idols" and every song on the album just bubbled up and out--a tapestry of what I believe, how I feel, what I want, and my struggles. It's the good, the bad and the ugly." 

    After culling through 50 to 60 song ideas, Franklin began collaborating with his fraternity of co-producers, Ron Hill, Shaun Martin, Max Stark, and S1. His last album 2015's R.E.M. , influenced Losing My Religion (GRAMMY Award winner for Best Gospel Album in 2017). It boasted guest turns by gospel and R&B artists including Kim Burrell, Lalah Hathaway, Tasha Cobbs, and Tamela Mann. Franklin opted to let the music--a flavorful mélange of gospel, R&B, hip-hop, and other influences--play the feature role on LONG LIVE LOVE.

    "The process for this album was unique," says Franklin, "because I literally had all the songs written before I started to record. That's never happened before. That allowed me to see lyrically and melodically if the music could stand on its own without production. A lot of times I think that popular music can depend too much on production." 

    Celebrating his 26th career anniversary this year, the winner of more than 40 Stellar Awards and 16 Dove Awards is also busy pushing the envelope in other endeavors. Franklin brought his total GRAMMY tally to 16 Grammys at the 61st annual ceremony this year during Tori Kelly's first foray into gospel, the Franklin-produced Hiding Place, won best gospel album. "Never Alone," the Franklin co-penned single from the album, was named best gospel performance/song.

    In 2020, Franklin has his eyes set on another successful Exodus Music &Arts Festival, fantastic additions to the Kirk Franklin Praise channel on SiriusXM, and starting production on his bio-pic with Sony. 

    "You already know what I'm going to say," Franklin answers with a hearty laugh when asked about the secret behind his career longevity and indefatigable drive to keep pushing. "It's because of somebody bigger than me and you. I'm the most non-perfect person in the world. But having an opportunity to be here still and communicate this faith that I believe in ... I don't know what else I could ask for."

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

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    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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