Mabee Center E-Museum

Kirk Franklin

2009

Biography

Kirk Franklin was born in Fort Worth, Texas on January 26, 1970. For nearly two decades now, Kirk Franklin has been a multi-platinum-selling purveyor of majestic fusions of gospel and contemporary music, and a mirror of Christian humanity boldly reflecting what one faith walking man can accomplish when he focuses on God and taps deep into the gifts He gives. Franklin is a pioneer in gap-bridging musicianship, uniting audiences across gospel, hip hop, pop and R&B.

His irresistible rhythms and rhapsodies have resulted in albums that consistently top both Billboard’s Gospel and Christian charts, as well as ascend triumphantly into the Top 10 of the R&B/Hip Hop chart. His unprecedented crossover into the mainstream has fortified him to also become a New York Times bestseller author for The Blueprint: A Plan for Living Above Life’s Storms.

Franklin is also the host and executive producer of the gospel talent show “Sunday Best,” the highest-rated gospel program in BETnetwork history now heading into its fourth season.

To date, the musical trendsetter has garnered nine GRAMMYAwards; an American Music Award; 39 Stellar Awards (gospel); 16 Dove Awards (CCM); eight NAACP Image Awards; two BET Music Awards, a Soul Train Award and numerous others.

It is in a humble spirit that he presents his timely 12th album, Hello FearHello Fear is a 15-song stylistic tour de force that Franklin is delivering to a society reeling from toxic levels of unprecedented pain.

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