Gospel star Kirk Franklin received the Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award at the BET Awards Sunday night.
The 20-year music veteran took home three awards for Top Gospel Artist, Top Gospel Album for his latest release, LOSING MY RELIGION, and Top Gospel Song for “Wanna Be Happy?”
Kirk Franklin accepts the GRAMMY for Best Gospel Performance/Song at the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony on Feb. 15, 2016, in Los Angeles.
The 20 Years in One Night Tour will be a retrospective of Kirk Franklin’s impressive, 20-plus year body of work, which has garnered him honors including nine GRAMMY Awards, 40 Stellar Awards and 16 GMA Dove Awards. Beloved for his distinct brand of inspirational music and lively stage performances, Franklin is extremely excited about the upcoming tour.
Kirk Franklin's new album "Losing My Religion" is available for pre-order now! Get early access to Kirk's upcoming tour, an autographed copy of the album plus a limited edition "Losing My Religion" poster today (while supplies last) when you pre-order at the Kirk Franklin online store. (Early Access to Tour Tickets Only Available At Kirk Franklin Online Store).
Kirk Franklin will break his radio silence tomorrow (Aug. 28). That’s when the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show will premiere “Wanna Be Happy?,” the contemporary gospel pioneer’s first new single in almost five years.
Available on iTunes at midnight on the 28th as well, “Wanna Be Happy?” is the lead track from Franklin’s November-slated studio album via the singer’s RCA-distributed Fo Yo Soul Recordings.
Not only did Geoffrey Golden win “Sunday Best,” he has the official co-sign from Kirk Franklin. They both joined us on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” to discuss why he’s the next big thing in gospel. “He’s dope,” Kirk Franklin said about Golden. “He’s 21, but he can really, really sing.”
If you're into the gospel music scene, you know Erica Campbell as half of the duo Mary Mary. Last month she released a solo album called Help 2.0. There's one track, "I Luh God," that has made Campbell take some heat for venturing into a branch of Southern hip-hop known as "trap gospel." It resembles secular club music a little too closely for gospel purists.
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