Kirk Franklin Debuts at #1 with "Father's Day"

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Chart-topping artist, songwriter, and producer Kirk Franklin's brand new album Father's Day debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums chart this week. This is Franklin's 14th album to top the chart, making him the artist with the most #1 albums on the Gospel chart. Franklin first made his debut in 1993, this marks his 30th year to impact the chart.

Grappling with startling discoveries in his family history earlier this year, Kirk Franklin peels back new layers sonically on this dynamic 10-track project, which features the #1 Gospel hit "All Things," "Try Love," the poignant ballad "Needs," the buoyant "Welcome Home," "Somebody's Son," along with guest performances from Le'Andria Johnson, Chandler Moore, Tori Kelly, Jonathan McReynolds, Jekalyn Carr, Kelontae Gavin, and Maranda Curtis. 

He recently shared more of this life-changing story that has fueled this album in the moving documentary "Father's Day: A Kirk Franklin Story" on his YouTube channel, which has garnered over 2.6 million views and counting. Watch here:     

Finding strength forward in faith, Franklin has written and produced Father's Day, bringing hope and encouraging growth building up one's personal relationship with God. Father's Day marks Franklin's first new solo album since the 2019 release of his GRAMMY-winning solo album LONG LIVE LOVE. Franklin says about Father's Day and connecting with God's love: "I hope this album is a stripped-down, honest conversation about the difficulty of the life journey and how life can be messy, nuanced, and a matter of trial and error even for those who subscribe to faith. But it's all wrapped in a bow of love, and that love doesn't always make sense, but is always constant."   

Catch Kirk Franklin now on the road again in a new nationwide tour. The Reunion Tour has kicked off with Franklin, The Clark Sisters, Israel Houghton, David and Tamela Mann, and Tye Tribbett hitting over 30 cities through November. For tour dates, visit:    

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