One of contemporary gospel music’s brightest and most enduring stars, singer, songwriter, and producer Kirk Franklin emerged in the early ’90s leading the Texas-based choir the Family, whose platinum-selling 1993 debut, Kirk Franklin & the Family, proved not only to be a chart-topping gospel success, but crossed over to the R&B and pop charts as well. This crossover appeal would prove to be a recurring theme in Franklin’s collaborations with the Family (1996’s Whatcha Lookin’ 4) and another choir, God’s Property (1998’s The Nu Nation Project), as well as in his subsequent solo career, which he announced with 2002’s The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin. His fondness for collaborations within secular and Christian music circles and his innate knack for combining charismatic urban gospel with R&B, soul, and hip-hop appealed to a wide audience, which helped Franklin remain both a perennial chart success and multiple Grammy winner, which he proved over and over with albums like 2005’s Hero, 2011’s Hello Fear, and 2015’s Losing My Religion.
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