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123 Victory Brings Kirk Franklin Another #1 Hit

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

kirk-franklinGospel Superstar Kirk Franklin gains another #1 with “123 Victory” hitting the top spot on the Mediabase Gospel radio chart.  “123 Victory”is the follow up single to “Wanna Be Happy?” and both come from Losing My Religion, his eleventh studio album.

Franklin has been greeting fans in sold out venues across the country in his  20 years in One Night Tour .  The last leg of the tour visits Alabama, Georgia and Massachusetts before the finale in Baltimore, Maryland at the Lyric Opera House on June 19th.

RCA Inspiration Racks Up 2 Grammy Awards

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Kirkfranklin1RCA Inspiration did the happy dance when the envelopes were opened at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards on Monday, February 15th as they took home Grammy statues in two categories.  Kirk Franklin received his 10th Grammy for Best Gospel Performance/Song for his hit single “Wanna Be Happy?” and Israel Houghton was awarded his 6th Grammy in the category of Best Gospel Album for Covered: Alive In Asia.

“We are very proud of Kirk and Israel and their honors from The Recording Academy at this year’s GRAMMY® Awards,” said Geo Bivins, General Manager of RCA Inspiration. “We congratulate the innovating and inspiring work that they have done and continue to do.”

RCA Inspiration Celebrates Four Grammy Nominations

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Travis GreeneThe nominations for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards brought great joy to the RCA Inspiration camp.   Israel Houghton & Newbreed received nominations in the Best Gospel Album (Covered: Alive In Asia” (Deluxe) and Best Gospel Performance/Song (“How Awesome Is Our God” featuring Yolanda Adams) categories. Multiple GRAMMY winner Kirk Franklin and newcomer  Travis Greene are recognized in the Best Gospel Performance/Song category for “Wanna Be Happy?” and “Intentional”.

“We’re extremely proud of our GRAMMY nominees,” said RCA Inspiration’s General Manager, Geo Bivins.  “There’s a lot of great gospel music that came out this year and we congratulate Kirk, Israel and Travis on this very special achievement.”

Kirk Franklin Celebrates 20 Years of Music, Announces Tour Dates

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

KirkfranklinpubKirk Franklin is bringing the music and magic to a city near you with his 20 Years in One Night Tour beginning March 15, 2016.  While the tour’s focus is to promote the release of the multi award winning songwriter and producer’s eleventh album Losing My Religion, it will also provide a retrospective of his musical works spanning 2 decades.

Losing My Religion made its debut at #1 on the Billboard Gospel and Christian charts as well as #10 on the Billboard 200.  Franklin was the recipient of a Grammy nomination for Best Gospel Song / Performance for LOSING MY RELIGION’S #1 single, “Wanna Be Happy?”. (more…)

A #1 Debut For Kirk Franklin

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

KirkfranklinpubThe masses have spoken and declared its a hit! Losing My Religion, the eleventh album from Gospel superstar Kirk Franklin makes it debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Gospel Chart in addition to the number 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Christian/Gospel Albums Chart.  The album, released November 13th also made its entry on the Billboard 200 chart at number 10.

Also claiming its place at #1 is Franklin’s lead single from the album Wanna Be Happy? The song, which set a record as Gospel music’s best first week digital single (replacing his last single I Smile from 2011)   released in August dons the top spot on the Mediabase Gospel radio chart,’s Hot Gospel Songs and Digital Gospel Songs Charts.

Kirk Franklin Readies Losing My Religion For Release

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Being hailed as his “most intentional body of work,” multiple Grammy winner Kirk Franklin is set to deliver his eleventh album Losing My ReliKF_LMR_Album Covergion on November 13th.  Wanna Be Happy?, the first single from the 13 track disc has made its home atop the Gospel digital songs charts since its release and premiere on the BET Sunday Best Gospel Show in August, and also became the best first-week, digital single in gospel sales history, selling 11,882 units in its first week.

Kirk Franklin’s: LOSING MY RELIGION Track Listing

  1. Losing My Religion
  2. Miracles
  3. 123 Victory
  4. Road Trip
  5. Pray For Me
  6. Wanna be Happy?
  7. It’s Time feat. Tasha Page-Lockhart and Zacardi Cortez
  8. True Story
  9. Over
  10. When feat. Kim Burrell and Lalah Hathaway
  11. My World Needs You feat. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs and Tamela Mann
  12. Intercession
  13. No Sleep Tonight

Kirk Franklin Makes History With Wanna Be Happy

Friday, September 11th, 2015

“Wanna Be Happy?”, the new song from Kirk Franklin debuted at #1 and makes history as the beskirk-franklint first-week digital single in gospel sales history.   Franklin premiered the song on the Steve Harvey Morning Show as well as closing out the season finale of the ever popular BET Sunday Best singing competition.

“This is great news for both Kirk Franklin and the entire gospel genre,” said Mark Michel, VP of Sales, RCA Inspiration.  “We haven’t seen first week numbers like this in gospel since his last record four years ago.  We’re all very excited about this single and his forthcoming album.”

Wanna Be Happy? comes from Kirk Franklin’s eleventh album which is due in stores in November.