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Kirk Franklin discography
Releases
Studio albums 9
Compilation albums 2
Soundtracks 1

This is the discography of gospel artist Kirk Franklin, an American multi-platinum selling Gospel music singer and producer. In total, Franklin has won five Grammy Awards, thirteen Dove Awards and fifteen Stellar Awards.

Contents

Albums

''Kirk Franklin & the Family''

  • Released: June 29, 1993 (1993-06-29)
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sparrow Records
  • Certification: Platinum - November 14, 1995 (1995-11-14) [1]
  • Tracks: 10
  • Singles: "Why We Sing"

''Kirk Franklin & the Family Christmas''

  • Released: November 7, 1995 (1995-11-07)
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • Certification: Gold - January 22, 1999 (1999-01-22) [1]
  • Tracks: 11
  • Singles: "Now Behold the Lamb"

''Whatcha Lookin' 4''

  • Released: April 30, 1996 (1996-04-30)
  • Format: CD
  • Label: GospoCentric Records
  • Certification: Gold - August 16, 1996 (1996-08-16)
    Platinum - May 28, 1997 (1997-05-28) [1]
  • Tracks: 15
  • Singles: "Melodies From Heaven"

''God's Property from Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation''

  • Released: May 27, 1997 (1997-05-27)
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • Certification: Gold - July 30, 1997 (1997-07-30)
    Platinum - July 30, 1997 (1997-07-30)
    2x Platinum - March 4, 1998 (1998-03-04)
    3x PlatinumJuly 2001, 10 (10-19-2001) [1]
  • Tracks: 13
  • Singles: "Stomp", "You Are The Only One"

''The Nu Nation Project''

''Kirk Franklin Presents 1NC''

  • Released: February 8, 2000 (2000-02-08)
  • Format: CD
  • Label: B-Rite Music
  • Tracks: 18
  • Singles: "Nobody"

''The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin''

  • Released: February 19, 2002 (2002-02-19)
  • Format: CD
  • Label: GospoCentric Records
  • Certification: Gold - March 20, 2002 (2002-03-20)
    Platinum - May 19, 2003 (2003-05-19) [1]
  • Tracks: 18
  • Singles: "Brighter Day"

''A Season of Remixes''

''Hero''

''Kirk Franklin Presents: Songs For The Storm Vol. 1''

  • Released: November 7, 2006 (2006-11-07)
  • Format: CD
  • Label: GospoCentric Records
  • Tracks: 12
  • Singles: "Look At Me Now"

''The Fight of My Life''


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Other appearances

Live in Washington D.C. (Gospel Music Workshop of America Mass Choir album; Director [2])

  • Released: 1991

I Sing Because I'm Happy (Georgia Mass Choir album; Piano, Vocals [2])

  • Released: 1992

Live from Salt Lake City Utah (Gospel Music Workshop of America Mass Choir album; Director [2])

  • Released: 1992

You Can Make It If You Try (Carnell Murrell album; Director [2])

  • Released: 1992

Chief Cornerstone (Gospel Music Workshop of America Men's Choir album; Piano, Leader [2])

  • Released: 1993

Deliverance (Myrna Summers & DFW Choir album; Director [2])

  • Released: 1993

Holy One (Trinity Temple Full Gospel Mass Choir album; Soloist [2])

  • Released: 1993

Lost Without You: Soulful Songs for Love and Marriage (Various Artists album; Performer)

R. Kelly (R. Kelly album; Choir Director [2])

Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (Original Soundtrack album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 1996

Get on the Bus (Original Soundtrack album; Keyboards, Vocals, Producer, Performer [2])

  • Released: 1996

Greatest Hits (Georgia Mass Choir album; Vocals [2])

  • Released: 1996

WOW 1997: The Year's 30 Top Christian Artists and Songs (Various Artists album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 1996

Brand New (Salt-n-Pepa album; Performer [2])

Christmas Is... (Various Artists album; Performer [2])

  • Released: 1997

Finally Karen (Karen Clark-Sheard album; Critic [2])

Glory of Gospel, Vol. 1: Best of Inspirational Music (Various Artists album; [2])

  • Released: 1997

Live in Indianapolis (Gospel Music Workshop of America Mass Choir album; Director [2])

  • Released: 1997

Soul Train Christmas Starfest (Various Artists album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 1997

Dancin' in the Spirit, Vol. 2: The Gospel Jam (Various Artists album; Vocals [2])

  • Released: 1998

GMWA Live Collectors Edition (Rev. James Cleveland album; Performer [2])

  • Released: 1998

Gospel Out-Takes: Good Cuts (Various Artists album; Vocals [2])

  • Released: 1998

Living the Dream: A Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. (Various Artists album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 1998

MTV Jams (Various Artists album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 1998

The Prince of Egypt [Inspirational] (Original Soundtrack album; Vocals, Producer, Performer [2])

  • Released: 1998

Spirit of Power: Inspirational Hits of Gospel (Various Artists album; Performer [2])

  • Released: 1998

Trin-I-Tee 5:7 (Trin-i-tee 5:7 album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 1998

Live Praise and Worship from Christ for the Nation (Various Artists album; Soloist [2])

  • Released: 1999

M2K: Music for the Millennium (Various Artists album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 1999

Spiritual Love (Trin-i-tee 5:7 album; Performer [2])

  • Released: 1999

Touched by an Angel: The Christmas Album (Original Television Soundtrack album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 1999

Fearless (Crystal Lewis album; Vocals, Producer, Vocal Arrangement [2])

  • Released: 2000

Hallelujah Halloween XXX (Various Artists album; Soloist [2])

  • Released: 2000

His Woman His Wife (Original Soundtrack album; Keyboards, Producer [2])

  • Released: 2000

M2K Gospel 2000 (Various Artists album; Performer [2])

  • Released: 2000

Play It to the Bone (Original Soundtrack album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 2000

Top 20 Gospel, Vol. 3: Gotta Tell the World (Various Artists album; Performer, Soloist [2])

  • Released: 2000

Whatever It Takes (Various Artists album; Background Coordinator [2])

  • Released: 2000

WOW Gold (Various Artists album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 2000

Boycott [HBO Film] (Original Soundtrack album; Performer [2])

  • Released: 2001

Kingdom Come [Original Soundtrack] (Original Soundtrack album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 2001

N.E. X-Perience, Vol. 1 (Gary Mayes/Nu Era album; Inspiration [2])

  • Released: 2002

This Is Gospel: Meditation (Various Artists album; Performer [2])

  • Released: 2002

WOW Christmas [Red] (Various Artists album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 2002

WOW Gospel 2002 (Various Artists album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 2002

God & I (Papa San album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 2003

Out the Box (Tonéx album; Piano [2])

Re:Mix Momentum (Tobymac album; Guest Appearance [2])

The Ringleader: Mixtape Volume III (DJ Maj album; Vocals, Guest Appearance [2])

Shirley Caesar and Friends (Shirley Caesar album; [2])

  • Released: 2003

U Turn (Brian McKnight album; Vocals [2])

WOW Gospel 2003 (Various Artists album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 2003

Even More (Anthony Evans album; Piano, Programming, Vocals, Producer, Guest Appearance [2])

  • Released: 2004

He-Motions (T. D. Jakes album; Script [2])

  • Released: 2004

Passion of the Christ: Original Songs Inspired by the (Various Artists album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 2004

WOW Gospel 2004 (Various Artists album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 2004

Day by Day (Yolanda Adams album; Producer [2])

Gospel Legends [DVD] (Various Artists album; Performer [2])

  • Released: 2005

Gospel Legends [Malaco 3 CD] (Various Artists album; Performer, Soloist [2])

  • Released: 2005

The Gospel [Original Soundtrack] (Original Soundtrack album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 2005

Men of Gospo, Vol. 1 (Various Artists album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 2005

"Shelter in the Rain" (Stevie Wonder album; Vocal Arrangement, Vocal Producer [2])

A Time to Love (Stevie Wonder album; Arranger, Producer [2])

Wow #1s: 31 of the Greatest Christian Music Hits Ever (Various Artists album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 2005

Boyz in the Sink (VeggieTales album; Vocals, Performer, Guest Appearance [2])

  • Released: 2006

Dallas Fort Worth Mass Choir [601] (Dallas Fort Worth Mass Choir album; Director [2])

  • Released: 2006

Georgia Mass Choir [DVD] (Georgia Mass Choir album; Performer [2])

  • Released: 2006

Gospo Classics, Vol. 2 (Various Artists album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 2006

Men of Gospo, Vol. 2 (Various Artists album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 2006

Not in My Family: Songs of Healing and Inspiration (Various Artists album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 2006

Soul Togetherness 2006 (Various Artists album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 2006

Collaborations [Circuit City Exclusive] (Jill Scott album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 2007

Da T.R.U.T.H. and Friends Live! (Da’ T.R.U.T.H. album; Guest Appearance [2])

Essential Donnie (Donnie McClurkin album; Guest Appearance [2])

  • Released: 2007

Interpretations: Celebrating the Music of Earth, Wind & Fire (Various Artists album; Drums, Keyboards, Programming, Producer, Executive Producer [2])

  • Released: 2007

Noel (Josh Groban album; Arranger, Director [2])

  • Released: 2007

Patty Kark Christmas: At the Manger (Patty Kark album; Arranger [2])

  • Released: 2007

Portable Sounds (Tobymac album; Vocals (bckgr) [2])

Very Best of Praise and Worship, Vol. 2 (Various Artists album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 2007

Wow #1's (Various Artists album; Producer [2])

  • Released: 2007

Videography

DVD/Video Releases

Celebration of Gospel: Taking You Higher (Performer [3])

  • Released: 2007

The Rance Allen Group: The Live Experience (Performer [3])

  • Released: 2004

WOW Gospel 2002: 12 Top Videos (Performer [3])

  • Released: 2002

Kirk Franklin: The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin (Executive Producer [3])

  • Released: 2002

Journeys in Black: Kirk Franklin (aka BET Journeys in Black: Kirk Franklin; Participant [3])

  • Released: 2001

Albums

Studio albums

Year Album Chart peaks [4] RIAA Certifications
U.S.
U.S. R&B
U.S. Gospel
1998 The Nu Nation Project 7 4 1

2x Platinum

2002 The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin
  • Released: February 19, 2002
  • Label: B-Rite Records
4 4 1

Platinum

2005 Hero 13 4 1

Platinum

2006 Kirk Franklin Presents: Songs for the Storm Vol. 1 74 9 1
2007 The Fight of My Life 33 7 1

Collaboration Albums

Year Album Chart peaks RIAA Certifications
U.S.
U.S. R&B
U.S. Gospel
1995 Kirk Franklin & the Family Christmas 60 6 1

Gold

1997 God's Property from Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation 3 1 1

3x Platinum

2000 Kirk Franklin Presents 1NC
  • Released: February 8, 2000
  • Label: B-Rite Records
58 21 2

Compilation Albums

Year Album Chart peaks
U.S.
U.S. R&B
U.S. Gospel
2002 A Season of Remixes
  • Released: February 19, 2002
  • Label: B-Rite Records

Live albums

Year Album Chart peaks RIAA Certifications
U.S.
U.S. R&B
U.S. Gospel
1993 Kirk Franklin & the Family 58 6 1

Platinum

1996 Whatcha Lookin' 4 (with The Family) 23 3 1

Platinum

Singles

Solo

Year Song Chart positions[5] Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Gospel
1998 "Lean on Me" (feat. Mary J. Blige, Bono, R. Kelly, Crystal Lewis, & The Family) 79 26 The Nu Nation Project
"Revolution" (feat. Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins) 59
1999 "Gonna Be a Lovely Day"
2002 "Brighter Day" 102 The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin
2005 "Looking for You" 61 5 1 Hero
2006 "Imagine Me" 52 2
"Look at Me Now" Kirk Franklin Presents: Songs for the Storm Vol. 1
2007 "September" 26 Interpretations: The Music of Earth, Wind, & Fire
"Declaration (This is It)" 123 35 1 The Fight of My Life
2008 "Jesus" 96 4

Collaborations

Year Song Chart positions Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Gospel
1993 "Why We Sing" (with The Family) Kirk Franklin & the Family
1995 "Now Behold the Lamb" (with The Family) 124 Kirk Franklin & the Family Christmas
1996 "Melodies from Heaven" (with The Family) Whatcha Lookin' 4
1997 "Stomp" (Remix) (with God's Property feat. Cheryl "Salt" James) A 52 1 God's Property from Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation
"You Are the Only One" (with God's Property)
2000 "Nobody" (with 1NC) Kirk Franklin Presents 1NC
2002 "Thank You" (with Mary Mary) 105 Kingdom Come Soundtrack / Incredible
  • A Did not chart on the Hot 100 or Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts (Billboard rules at the time prevented album cuts from charting). Chart peak listed here represents Hot 100 Airplay and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts data.

Music Videos

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