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Kirk Franklin

Kirk Franklin
Born: Jan 26, 1970 in Fort Worth, TX
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Genre: R&B, Rap
Biography: Since his debut, 1993's Kirk Franklin & the Family, Kirk Franklin has been one of the brightest stars in contemporary gospel music. The album spent 100 weeks on the gospel charts (some of those on top), crossed over to the R&B charts, and became the first gospel debut album to go platinum. His second ...Read full biography
Kirk Franklin and the Family
Released: 1993
Label: Gospo Centric
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Kirk Franklin & the Family's eponymous debut album is a stunningly assured blend of old-fashioned gospel, contemporary soul, and hip-hop. Franklin remains, in his words, a "church boy," but he doesn't ...Read full review
The Fight of My Life
Released: 2007
Label: Zomba
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In the mid-2000s, fans, critics and the Recording Academy couldn't heap enough praise on Kanye West's brilliant, visionary fusion of rap/hip-hop with classic pop textures. But long before West was dominating ...Read full review
Tamela Mann tops Stellar Awards with 7 wins
Jan 19, 8:33 AM EST
Tamela Mann tops Stellar Awards with 7 wins; Kirk Franklin wins song of the year
Tamela Mann tops Stellar Awards with 7 wins
Jan 18, 11:50 PM EST
Tamela Mann tops Stellar Awards with 7 wins; Kirk Franklin wins song of the year
19 years later, Essence Fest still holding strong
Jul 3, 6:58 AM EST
19 years later, Essence Festival still holding strong despite competition