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Kirk Franklin

Kirk Franklin on the cover of his 2005 album Hero.
Background information
Birth name Kirk D Franklin
Born January 26, 1970 (1970-01-26) (age 37)
Origin Riverside, Texas, United States Flag of the United States
Genre(s) Gospel, R&B
Occupation(s) Songwriter, record producer, music director, singer, and rapper
Years active 1993–present
Label(s) Zomba, Gospocentric, Sparrow
Associated
acts
The Family
God's Property
1NC
Website Official website

Kirk Franklin (born January 26, 1970 in Riverside, Texas) is a Grammy Award winning, platinum-selling African American musician who blends gospel, hip hop, and R&B. He released his first gospel album, Kirk Franklin & Family, in 1993, and is known as the leader of contemporary gospel choirs such as Kirk Franklin & the Family, Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation, God's Property and Kirk Franklin Presents 1NC. Image File history File links Franklin,Kirk-Hero. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Lubbock” redirects here. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ... For other uses, see Rhythm and blues (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... The title of music director is used by many symphony orchestras to designate the primary conductor and artistic leader of the orchestra. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Zomba Records was started in 1977 by Clive Calder as a book publishing venture and moved into the recording business in 1981. ... Sparrow Records is a popular Christian Music record label; a Division of EMI Music. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Riverside is a city located in Walker County, Texas. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... For other uses, see Rhythm and blues (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...

Contents

Biography

A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Kirk was raised by his aunt, Gertrude Franklin, after being abandoned by his parents. He developed a talent for music early, playing the piano at age four and becoming music director of his church Greater Strangers Rest, at age eleven. After leading the DFW Mass Choir at the 1990 Gospel Music Workshop of America Convention, he organized "The Family", a seventeen-voice choir, in 1992. Nickname: Motto: Where the West Begins Location of Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Tarrant and Denton Government  - Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Area  - City  298. ... A short grand piano, with the lid up. ... The title of music director is used by many symphony orchestras to designate the primary conductor and artistic leader of the orchestra. ... For the architectural structure, see Church (building). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


He signed with GospoCentric in 1993, releasing Kirk Franklin & The Family. It spent almost 2 years on the gospel charts, also charted on the R&B charts (very rare for a Gospel artist) and went platinum. It stayed at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart for 42 weeks, into 1995.


1997 brought another album, a collaboration with God's Property, aptly named God's Property From Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation. The lead single, "Stomp", featuring Cheryl "Salt" James (of Salt-N-Pepa), was a huge hit, enjoying heavy rotation on MTV and other music channels, charting at #1 on the R&B Singles Airplay chart for 2 weeks, and even making it in to the Top 40. God's Property From Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation was #1 on the R&B Albums chart for 5 weeks, #3 on the Pop charts, and would go on to be certified x3 platinum. It also brought Franklin another Grammy and three nominations. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Cheryl Salt James (born March 8, 1964 in Queens, New York) is an American R&B / hip-hop singer, and a member of the female rap trio Salt-N-Pepa. ... Salt, DJ Spinderella, and Pepa on the cover to their 1999 CD single, The Brick Track Verses Gitty Up Salt-N-Pepa is an American R&B and hip hop group, consisting of Cheryl James and Sandy Denton (Salt and Pepa, respectively), and Deidre Dee Dee Roper (DJ Spinderella). ...


Nu Nation Project was released in 1998. The first single, "Lean On Me", featured R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige, Bono of U2, Crystal Lewis, and the Family. It was followed by "Revolution" (featuring Rodney Jerkins). Both songs were considerable hits. Nu Nation Project went on to top the Billboard Contemporary Christian Albums chart for 23 weeks and the Billboard Gospel Albums chart for 49 weeks, and brought Franklin his third Grammy. Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois) is a multiple Grammy Award winning American Urban R&B singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American R&B, soul, and hip hop soul singer, songwriter, occasional rapper, record producer, and actress who has sold over twenty one million records in the United State alone. ... For other uses, see Bono (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Crystal Lewis (Born 1969 in Corona, California) is the name of an American Gospel Vocalist. ...


In 2001, Franklin oversaw the soundtrack for the film, Kingdom Come. The soundtrack featured Jill Scott, Mary Mary, 1NC, AZ Yet, and others. The song, "Thank You" (Kirk Franklin feat Mary Mary) was a hit. Kingdom Come is an informal phrase meaning the next world or the end of time, derived from Thy kingdom come in the Christian Lords Prayer; e. ... Jill Scott (born April 4, 1972) is an American R&B, soul, and jazz singer, songwriter, and poet. ... This article is about the musical duo. ...


2002's The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin topped the Gospel Albums chart for 29 weeks, was #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and was certified Platinum. The album featured many collaborations, including with Bishop T.D. Jakes, Shirley Caesar, Tobymac, Jaci Velasquez, Alvin Slaughter, and Yolanda Adams.


In 2004, Franklin featured on the song "How Many Lashes" together with Yolanda Adams, on the album Passion of the Christ: Songs.


On October 4, 2005, his new long-awaited album Hero was released. The album was certified Gold that same year, and was #1 on both the Top Christian and Top Gospel albums. The first single, "Looking for You", was a hit, as was the follow-up "Imagine Me", which made it onto the R&B Charts. Hero is Kirk Franklins 8th album. ...


In 2006, Franklin released Songs From The Storm, Volume 1 which topped the Top Gospel albums.


Franklin has collaborated with the biggest names in gospel music, including Mary Mary, Tonéx, Donnie McClurkin, Richard Smallwood, Crystal Lewis, Pastor Shirley Caesar, tobyMac, Jaci Velasquez, and Willie Neal Johnson. He also has collaborated with mainstream artists such as Bono, Mary J. Blige,and R. Kelly on the hit single from his album Nu Nation Project, "Lean on Me." This article is about the musical duo. ... Tonéx (pronounced toe-nay) (born May 16, 1975 in San Diego, California) is an American contemporary gospel singer and preacher. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Richard Smallwood is an American gospel music artist from Atlanta, Georgia who formed The Richard Smallwood Singers in 1977. ... Crystal Lewis (Born 1969 in Corona, California) is the name of an American Gospel Vocalist. ... Shirley Caesar (b. ... Kevin (Toby) Michael McKeehan, professionally known as tobyMac, is known for his role as a member of the Christian music group dc Talk. ... Jaci Velasquez (born Jacquelyn Davette Velasquez on October 15, 1979) is an American Contemporary Christian and pop singer. ... For other uses, see Bono (disambiguation). ... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American R&B, soul, and hip hop soul singer, songwriter, occasional rapper, record producer, and actress who has sold over twenty one million records in the United State alone. ... Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois) is a multiple Grammy Award winning American Urban R&B singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ...


Franklin's songs are published by Zomba Music Publishing, a division of BMG Music Publishing. Established in 1987, BMG Music Publishing, a unit of Bertelsmann AG, is the world’s leading independent music publisher and the worlds third largest music publisher. ...


In 2006, Franklin appeared together with his wife on The Oprah Winfrey Show on the subject of pornography. During the show, he admitted to struggling with a porn-addiction for many years. Only recently Franklin had informed his wife, after first having proposed to her to share the pornography together, which she rejected. Kirk stated in the interview that he sought help through Christian counseling and finally considers himself to be free from his addiction. (As of the interview, he had been clean for over five years.) [1] The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah) is an American nationally syndicated talk show, hosted and produced by Oprah Winfrey and is the highest-rated talk show in American television history. ... Porn redirects here. ...


In December of 2006, Kirk Franklin won two 2007 Grammy Awards, for his latest album, Hero. The 49th Annual Grammy Awards will honor the best in music of the recording year of 2006. ... Hero is Kirk Franklins 8th album. ...


He was also recently featured on the song, "Lose My Soul" on the album Portable Sounds (US #10, Top Christian Albums #1), which sold over 50,000 units in its first week alone. He also featured on the compilation Interpretations: Celebrating The Music Of Earth, Wind & Fire with the cover "September." Portable Sounds is the third full-length studio album, from Christian artist tobyMac. ... September (sometimes called Dancing in September) is a song written by Maurice White, Al McKay and Allee Willis, and recorded as a hit single by Earth, Wind and Fire in 1978. ...


Kirk Franklin's 10th studio album, "The Fight Of My Life", will be released on December 18th. The first single, which is titled Declaration (This Is It) was released on October 23, 2007. It can be heard on his myspace page, myspace.com/kirkfranklin.


Discography

Albums

Release date Album Label RIAA certification
June 29, 1993 Kirk Franklin & the Family Sparrow Platinum
November 7, 1995 Kirk Franklin & the Family Christmas Interscope Gold
April 30, 1996 Whatcha Lookin' 4 GospoCentric Records Platinum
May 27, 1997 God's Property (featuring God's Property) Interscope 3x Platinum
September 22, 1998 The Nu Nation Project Interscope 2x Platinum
August 15, 2000 Kirk Franklin presents 1NC B-Rite Music
February 19, 2002 The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin GospoCentric Records Platinum
October 4, 2005 Hero GospoCentric Records Platinum
November 7, 2006 Kirk Franklin Presents: Songs For The Storm Vol. 1 GospoCentric Records

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Notable Singles

Music Videos

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Billboard chart history

Albums

Year Single From album Note
1993 "Why We Sing" Kirk Franklin & the Family
1995 "Now Behold the Lamb" Kirk Franklin & the Family Christmas
1996 "Melodies From Heaven" Whatcha Lookin' 4
1997 "Stomp" God's Property feat. Cheryl "Salt" James of Salt-N-Pepa
1997 "You Are The Only One" God's Property
1998 "Lean on Me" The Nu Nation Project feat. Bono, Crystal Lewis, Mary J. Blige and R. Kelly
1998 "Revolution" The Nu Nation Project feat. Rodney Jerkins
1999 "Gonna Be A Lovely Day" The Nu Nation Project
2000 "Nobody" Kirk Franklin presents 1NC
2002 "Brighter Day" The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin
2005 "Looking for You" Hero
2006 "Imagine Me" Hero
2006 "Look At Me Now" Songs For The Storm, Vol. 1
2007 "September" Interpretations: The Music of Earth, Wind, & Fire
2007 Declaration (This Is It) The Fight Of My Life
Year Album Chart Peak
1993 Kirk Franklin & the Family Top Gospel Albums 1
1994 Kirk Franklin & the Family Top Contemporary Christian 1
1994 Kirk Franklin & the Family Top Heatseekers 2
1994 Kirk Franklin & the Family Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 6
1994 Kirk Franklin & the Family The Billboard 200 58
1995 Kirk Franklin & the Family Christmas Top Gospel Albums 1
1995 Kirk Franklin & the Family Christmas Top Contemporary Christian 2
1995 Kirk Franklin & the Family Christmas Billboard 200 60
1996 Whatcha Lookin' 4 Top Gospel Albums 1
1996 Whatcha Lookin' 4 Top Contemporary Christian 1
1996 Whatcha Lookin' 4 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 3
1996 Whatcha Lookin' 4 Billboard 200 23
1997 God's Property Top Gospel Albums 1
1997 God's Property Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1
1997 God's Property Billboard 200 3
1998 The Nu Nation Project Top Gospel Albums 1
1998 The Nu Nation Project Top Contemporary Christian 1
1998 The Nu Nation Project Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 4
1998 The Nu Nation Project Billboard 200 7
2002 The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin Top Gospel Albums 1
2002 The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin Top Contemporary Christian 1
2002 The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin Billboard 200 4
2002 The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 4
2005 Hero (album) Top Gospel Albums 1
2005 Hero (album) Top Contemporary Christian 1
2005 Hero (album) Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 4
2005 Hero (album) Billboard 200 13
2006 Songs From The Storm, Volume I Top Gospel Albums 1

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Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois) is a multiple Grammy Award winning American Urban R&B singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... Rodney Darkchild Jerkins (born July 29, 1977 in Pleasantville, New Jersey) is an African-American Grammy Award-winning songwriter, record producer, and musician. ... Looking For You is a hit gospel song by the worlds best-selling gospel artist, Kirk Franklin. ... Hero is Kirk Franklins 8th album. ... Hero is Kirk Franklins 8th album. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... 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Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Whatcha lookin 4 is an American Gospel music album released in 1995 by Kirk Franklin & the Family on GospoCentric Records. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Whatcha lookin 4 is an American Gospel music album released in 1995 by Kirk Franklin & the Family on GospoCentric Records. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Whatcha lookin 4 is an American Gospel music album released in 1995 by Kirk Franklin & the Family on GospoCentric Records. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Whatcha lookin 4 is an American Gospel music album released in 1995 by Kirk Franklin & the Family on GospoCentric Records. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... 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Singles

Awards

Year Single Chart Peak
1998 Lean on Me Billboard Hot 100 79
1999 Lean on Me Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 26
1999 Revolution Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 59
2005 Looking for You Billboard Hot 100 61
2005 Looking for You Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 5
2006 Imagine Me Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 52
Year Award-giving body Award
1996-2007 Grammy Awards Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album: Whatcha Lookin' 4
Best Gospel Album By Choir On Chorus: God's Property
Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album: The Nu Nation Project
Best Gospel Song: Imagine Me
Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album: Hero
American Music Awards Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist
2000 [1] Stellar Awards Artist of the Year
Song of the Year: "Lean On Me"
Producer of the Year: The Nu Nation Project
CD of the Year: The Nu Nation Project
Contemporary CD of the Year: The Nu Nation Project
Music Video of the Year: "Lean On Me"
Contemporary Choir of the Year: The Nu Nation Project
Rap Hip-Hop Gospel CD of the Year: The Nu Nation Project
2002 [2] Stellar Awards Urban/Inspirational Performance of the Year for Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary: "Thank You"
2003 [3] Stellar Awards Artist of the Year for Rebirth of Kirk Franklin
Song of the Year for "Hosanna"
Producer of the Year for Rebirth of Kirk Franklin
CD of the Year for Rebirth of Kirk Franklin
Music Video of the Year for "Hosanna"
2007 [4] Stellar Awards CD of the Year for Hero

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Miscellaneous

  • In 1996, after falling off the stage into the mosh pit, he was knocked unconscious for several hours. His "My Life Is in Your Hands" is said to be inspired by that experience.[citation needed]
  • Kirk Franklin & the Family was the first gospel debut album to go platinum. [citation needed]
  • All of Kirk Franklin's albums peaked at #1 in the Top Gospel Albums chart. [citation needed]
  • All of Kirk Franklin's albums peaked at #1 in the Top Contemporary Christian chart (except the 1995 christmas album Kirk Franklin & the Family Christmas that peaked at #2). [citation needed]
  • Kirk Franklin appears on the album "Out the Box" by Tonex[citation needed]
  • Kirk Franklin appears on Mary Mary's 2005 Album, Mary Mary on the song "And I"[citation needed]
  • Kirk Franklin appears on Yolanda Adams 2005 album Day By Day on the song "Tonight".
  • Kirk Franklin appears as choir arranger/conductor on "Shelter In The Rain" from Stevie Wonder's 2005 A Time to Love album.[citation needed]
  • Kirk Franklin appears as a special guest on the Veggie Tales 2006 Boyz in the Sink "Live from Paducah" album.[citation needed]
  • Kirk Franklin appears on Toby Mac's 2007 album Portable Sounds on the song "Lose my Soul" along with Mandisa
  • Good friends with olympic gold medalist, Jon Drummond, who was also a part of the Family.
  • On December 18,2007 Kirk Franklin will be releasing a new album called "The fight of my life",and a single called "Declaration(this is it)" will be released on October 19, 2007

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References

External links

  • Kirk Franklin's official website

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Kirk Franklin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (392 words)
Kirk Franklin was (born on January 26, 1970 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a platinum-selling African-American musician who blended gospel, hip hop, and RandB in the 1990s.
He released his first gospel album, Kirk Franklin and Family, in 1993, and is known as the leader of contemporary gospel choirs such as Kirk Franklin and the Family, Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation, and God's Property.
Franklin's songs are published by Zomba Music Publishing, a division of BMG Music Publishing.
Kirk Franklin Artist Bio (876 words)
It is a tale of despair and deliverance that Franklin has chronicled in Church Boy, but putting his life story to paper wasn't initially of interest.
Franklin was accepted and for a while his life was on track.
Franklin is set to embark on a major tour to promote The Nu Nation Project and has launched a website "to make the Word as accessible as possible." This is a gentle soul with a giant mission.
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