Kirk Franklin (Gospel Singer) Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Height, Family, Married, Songs and Albums

Kirk Franklin Biography and Wiki

Kirk Franklin is a talented gospel singer, dancer, songwriter, and author from the United States. He is well-known for his leadership of urban contemporary gospel choirs such as The Family, God’s Property, and One Nation Crew (1NC). Variety dubbed him the “Reigning King of Urban Gospel,” and he was one of the first inductees into the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame.

In 1992, Franklin founded “The Family,” a 17-voice choir comprised of local friends and allies. Vicki Mack-Lataillade, co-founder of the fledgling GospoCentric Records label, heard one of Kirk & The Family’s demo recordings in 1992 and was so impressed that she quickly signed the band to a recording contract.

The group, now known as “Kirk Franklin & The Family,” released their debut album, Franklin & The Family, in 1993. It stayed on the gospel music charts for over two years and even peaked on the R&B charts, earning platinum sales certification. It topped Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart for 42 weeks. It was the first gospel album to achieve a million-copy sales mark.

Sunday Best, BET’s gospel music reality singing competition, will return in February 2019 after a four-year hiatus. Franklin will return to host the show. Franklin stated that his acceptance speech for the 2019 GMA Dove Awards, which aired on Trinity Broadcasting Network on October 20, 2019, was changed to remove statements he made about the death of Atatiana Jefferson by a police officer.

He announced that he will boycott future award ceremonies because it was not the first time they had changed his acceptance speech to remove “reflections on police brutality against Black Americans.”

GMA president Jackie Patillo apologized to Franklin, and GMA made an uncensored version of the speech available, claiming that it was an unintentional move and that they were attempting to shorten the running time to meet a two-hour time limit. Franklin was joined in her boycott by a number of other musicians.

In 2021, he will be one of the first inductees into the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame. On May 21, 2021, Franklin and American rapper Lil Baby released the song “We Win” for the soundtrack to the 2021 film Space Jam: A New Legacy.

Kirk Franklin Age and Birthday

Kirk is  52 years old in 2021, having been born on January 26, 1970, in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Kirk Franklin Height

He has an average height of 5 feet 4 inches and a weight of 79 kg.

Kirk Franklin’s Parents and Family

Franklin was raised by his aunt, Gertrude after his mother abandoned him when he was a baby. Gertrude collected aluminum cans to help pay for Kirk’s piano lessons, which he began when he was four years old. He excelled at music, being able to read, compose, and perform by ear.

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Education by Kirk Franklin

Franklin studied music with Jewell Kelly and the Singing Chaparrals at Oscar Dean Wyatt High School. He kept studying under her tutelage and eventually became the choir’s pianist.

 Kirk Franklin Wife | Is He married?

Franklin is married to Tammy Collins, whom he adores. Franklin and his wife have two wonderful children from their marriage. They did, however, each have one child from previous relationships.

Kirk Franklin Net Worth

Kirk has an estimated net worth of $8.5 million as of 2022 from his career.

Facts About Kirk Franklin

  • Full Names: Kirk Franklin
  • Age: 52 years old
  • Birthday: January 26
  • Height: 5 feet 4 inches
  • Wife: Tammy Collins
  • Net Worth: $8.5 million

Kirk Franklin Wedding

Franklin and his wife married on January 20, 1996, in a beautiful ceremony attended by family and friends.

Kirk Franklin Albums

  • Hello Fear
  • God’s Property from Kirk Franklin’s Nu Nation
  • The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin
  • Hero
  • Loosing My Religion
  • Kingdom Come

Kirk Franklin Songs

  • Love Theory
  • Imagine Me
  • Wanna Be Happy?
  • A God Like You
  • Declaration (This Is It!)
  • Revolution
  • My Life Is in Your Hands
  • Lean on Me
  • Why We Sing
  • My World Needs You
  • I Smlie
  • Strong God
  • Just for Me
  • 123 Victory
  • Looking for You
  • We Win
  • Now Behold the Lamb
  • Brighter Day
  • Stomp
  • Hold Me Now
  • Free
  • Give Me
  • Don’t Cry
  • My Life, My Love, My All
  • When I Get There
  • Something About The Name Jesus
  • Hosana
  • Lean On Me
  • OK
  • Gonna Be A Lovely Day
  • Melodies From Heaven

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