Kirk Franklin (Musician) Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Children, Son, Songs, Albums and Net Worth

Kirk Franklin Biography and Wiki

Kirk Franklin is an American choir director, gospel singer, dancer, songwriter, and author. He is famous for leading urban contemporary gospel choirs including The Family, God’s Property, and One Nation Crew (1NC). He has been branded the “Reigning King of Urban Gospel” by Variety and is one of the first entrants into the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame.

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Kirk Franklin Age | How Old is He?

Franklin is 52 years old as of 2021, he was born on January 26, 1970, in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Kirk Franklin Birthday

Franklin celebrates his birthday on the 26th of January every year.

Kirk Franklin Height and Weight

Franklin stands at an average height of 5 feet 4 inches with a moderate weight of 79 Kg.

Kirk Franklin Family and Parents

Franklin was raised by his aunt, Gertrude after being abandoned by her mother while still a young baby. Gertrude collected aluminum cans to raise funds for Kirk’s piano lessons, which he began at the age of four. He excelled at music, being able to read and compose music as well as perform by ear.

Kirk Franklin Education

Franklin attended Oscar Dean Wyatt High School, where he studied music with Jewell Kelly and the Singing Chaparrals. He continued to study under her instruction and eventually became the choir’s pianist.

Kirk Franklin Wife | is He married?

Franklin is married to his loving wife Tammy Collins. In their marriage, Franklin and his wife have been blessed with two wonderful children. However, they each had one child from previous relationships.

Kirk Franklin Sons

Franklin has four children Kerrion Franklin, Caziah Franklin, Kennedy Franklin, and Carrington Franklin.

Kirk Franklin Wedding

Franklin and his wife held their wedding on January 20, 1996, in a wonderful ceremony attended by their family and friends.

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Facts About Kirk

  • 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 Wikipedia

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

Franklin & The Family, their debut album, was released in 1993 by the group, now known as “Kirk Franklin & The Family.” It spent over two years on the gospel music charts and even peaked on the R&B charts, attaining platinum sales certification. It held the top spot on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums list for 42 weeks. It was the first gospel album to sell a million copies.

Sunday Best, BET’s gospel music reality singing competition, was confirmed to return following a four-year hiatus in February 2019. Franklin will return as the show’s host. After the 2019 GMA Dove Awards broadcast on Trinity Broadcasting Network on October 20, 2019, Franklin stated that his acceptance speech was modified to eliminate statements he made on the death of Atatiana Jefferson by a police officer.

He announced that he will boycott the award presentation in the future since it was not the first time they had modified his acceptance speech to omit “reflections on police brutality against Black Americans.”

GMA President Jackie Patillo apologized to Franklin, and GMA made an uncensored version of the speech accessible, stating that it was an inadvertent move and that they were aiming to shorten the running time to fulfill a two-hour time window.

Several other musicians joined Franklin in her boycott. He was one of the first honorees into the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame in 2021. Franklin and American rapper Lil Baby released the song “We Win” for the soundtrack to the 2021 film Space Jam: A New Legacy on May 21, 2021.

Kirk Franklin Smile

 

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

Kirk Franklin Net Worth

Franklin has an estimated net worth of $8.5 million as of 2022.

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Is Kirk Franklin related to Aretha Franklin?

Although it’s fun to assume that all of our favorite celebs are related, Kirk is not related to Aretha Franklin or Devon Franklin, and despite the two exhibiting a strong likeness and even sharing the same height, lineage confirms that Plies and Kirk are not brothers.

Who is the mother of Kirk Franklin’s oldest son?

Shawn Ewing is the biological mother of Kirk Franklin’s oldest son, Kerrion Franklin. He made news earlier this year after criticizing his father and now he’s betrayed his mother, Shawn Ewing. Gary With Da Tea narrated the entire tale in this Tea.

Does Kirk Franklin have a wife?

Franklin is married to his loving wife Tammy Collins. In their marriage, Franklin and his wife have been blessed with two wonderful children. However, they each had one child from previous relationships.

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