Kirk Franklin

Singer A pioneer of the urban contemporary gospel sound, Kirk Franklin is the host of BET's weekly gospel program Sunday Best. Franklin can be credited with giving devotional music a new edge and bringing gospel music to the hip hop generation. The Fort Worth, Texas, native was a gifted musician since his childhood, playing piano and singing in the church choir. After rebelling as a teenager, Franklin returned to the church following the shooting death of a friend. Working with ensembles like The Family and God's Property, and Nu Nation, Franklin has racked up numerous platinum albums and Grammy Awards. Although deeply observant of his faith, Franklin has worked with secular artists like R. Kelly and Bono, expanding his already broad repertoire.

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Kirk Franklin Is Back With New Single 'Wanna Be Happy?'

Kirk Franklin released his latest single "Wanna Be Happy?" and it's available for purchase on iTunes.

Sunday Best 7 Winner Geoffrey Golden Reveals Album Cover

Geoffrey Golden releases Kirk Franklin executive produced debut album, 'Kingdom...Live!'

Sunday Best All Stars Edition

Sunday Best returns for an all-star edition for Season 8 that will include fans voting online to bring back their favorites!

Sunday Best 7 in Pics – Episode 3

See what happened in episode three of season seven!

Sunday Best Is Back

Hit gospel singing competition Sunday Best is back with another season of uplift and inspiration.

Sunday Best 5 In Pics: Episode 3

The first of the top 20 took the stage. See what they sung and what the judges had to say.
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