Kirk Franklin is one of the famous and award-winning American musician, singer, songwriter, choir director, and also an author. Including 12 Grammy Awards to his name, over 20 number 1 hits, and great above 10 million albums sold, Franklin is surely one of the most famous gospel artists of his generation.
The faith music artist is adjudged by many to be the “Reigning King of Urban Gospel”. American gospel singer, Franklin is best known for his work with The Family, God’s Property, and One Nation Crew. He has won multiple awards, including 12 Grammys and also more recognized as an urban gospel performer.
Kirk Franklin was born to Gertrude Franklin on January 26, 1970, in Fort Worth, Texas, the U.S. He was raised by his aunt, Gertrude after he was left by his mother.
Kirk Franklin is married to wife Tammy Collins on January 20, 1996. The couple is blessed with four children, Carrington Franklin, Kennedy Franklin, Kerrion Franklin, and Caziah Franklin. In 2005, Franklin arrived with his wife on The Oprah Winfrey Show to explain his pornography addiction.
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The gospel singer, Kirk Franklin who has been active in his singing career since 1992 has collected a huge amount of money. In fact, he is listed in the group of multi-millionaire. As of 2018, he has an estimated net worth of $8.5 million.
However, the singer has not disclosed his salary. All of his income is possible from the sales of the album and stage performance. He has earned $1 million from the sale of Hero(2006), $0.5 million from the sale of Hello Fear(2011), $0.5 million from The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin(2002) and so on.
Kirk Franklin began his career at the age of four when he started piano lessons, and by age 12 he was the director of his church choir. At a young age, he could not only hear but also read and write music.
Kirk Franklin and his Family get a project to record with gospel-centric and spent 42 weeks on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart to publish their album. It became the first gospel album to sell over 1 million copies.
In 1996, the group went together and released another album named Whatcha Lookin. He decided to help with Cheryl “Salt” James and produce a song together in the year 1997.
In 2002, his song titled The Rebirth cut for 29 weeks at the Gospel Albums chart. The album also includes T.D. Jakes, Toby Mac, and Jaci Velasquez. In 2005, he had more experience and release many other songs with different concepts.
He had also served as the host and co-executive producer of the BET original series. Furthermore, he was also seen hosting Sunday Best and also as the musical co-host of The American Bible Challenge with Jeff Foxworthy.
In 2013, Franklin started to own his record label imprint, Fo Yo Soul Recordings joining with RCA Records. The first single off the album “Wanna Be Happy?” was released on August 28, 2015.