b. Jan 26, 1970 in Riverside, TX. Gospel producer with many influences: R&B, Hip Hop, modern rock. The world was first introduced to Franklin in 1993 with his self-titled debut, Kirk Franklin & the Family. Widely accepted and embraced by the masses, it went on to spend 100 weeks at the top of Billboard magazine's gospel charts. In less than a decade, Franklin would come to stand as one of the pivotal, defining forces of 20th-century-and-beyond gospel music.
Kirk Franklin (born January 26, 1970 in Riverside, Texas) is a platinum-selling musician who blended gospel, hip hop, and R&B in the 1990s. He released his first gospel album, Kirk Franklin & Family, in 1993, and is known as the leader of contemporary gospel choirs such as Kirk Franklin & the Family, Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation, and God's Property.
A native of Fort Worth, Texas, he was raised by his aunt, Gertrude Franklin.
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Kirk Dwayne Franklin (born (1970-01-26)January 26, 1970) is an American gospel musician, choir director, and author. He is known for leading urban contemporary gospel choirs such as The Family, God's Property and One Nation Crew (1NC), and has won multiple awards, including seven Grammy Awards.