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by Sheilah Belle

Richmond, VA It was in 1993 when Kirk Franklin burst on the Gospel music scene with his contemporary sound that changed the entire landscape of Gospel as we knew it.  The energy of his music injected a youthful excitement that everyone seemed to love.

He is now blessed to be the biggest selling Gospel artist in Soundscan history with over 12 million albums sold and over 20 #1 singles at Gospel radio.

He has received 5 Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, 34 Stellar Awards, 12 Dove Awards, 4 NAACP Awards, 2 BET Music Awards and a Soul Train Award.

And now the Grammy-winning and multi-platinum Kirk Franklin is ready to set the world on Fire again with his new album, Hello Fear, that is due to be released in the spring, just before he goes on tour with Steve Harvey.

The two singles that have been recently released to radio are entitled “I Smile” and “I Am” and they are hot.