It was twenty years ago that Kirk Franklin revolutionized the gospel choir and brought Contemporary Gospel music to the forefront! In other words, he was “essential” to Contemporary Gospel music as we know it today!
Over the last twenty years, Kirk Franklin has received 18 RIAA gold and platinum records (10 of which went to #1 on the Billboard Gospel Charts), seven Grammy Awards® (five of which were for Best Album in all three major Gospel categories), 12 Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards, and 35 Stellar Awards, the most won by any artist.
Franklin will celebrate his 20th anniversary by releasing a double CD called “The Essential Kirk Franklin”, his first full-length, 28-song overview of his entire career! The new double CD will be available Jan. 24th!
Source: The Belle Report