Kirk Franklin

September Is Gospel Music Heritage Month Gospel Music Heritage Foundation presents: “The Evolution of Gospel”                                                    Cathy Hughes is presented with the Gospel Music Heritage Living Legends Award by Carl Davis, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Jazzy Jordan during “The Evolution of Gospel” at the Kennedy Center 2011  (Photo by LaBelle & Associates) By […]

In case you missed it. Kirk Franklin Performs “Smile” On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

By Sheilah Belle (The Belle congratulates Dr. Bobby Jones) Washington, D.C. — Evolution of Gospel celebrates Gospel Music Heritage Month with a star-studded, foot-stomping event that tells the story of Gospel music through narration and song, beginning at the Middle Passage and winding up with highlights of contemporary gospel music. Special performances will be given […]

by Sheilah Belle Exclusive to TBR— Tampa, FL –The Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA) the largest independent Gospel Convention in the world, also known as a place where everybody is somebody is actually even more than that.  The GMWA is also a place where you can go to feel appreciated, loved on and respected […]

Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary and Earnest Pugh all heat of the Billboard charts with a dose of Wow Gospel 2011. Hello Fear, the latest release from Kirk Franklin, celebrates another week atop the Billboard Top Gospel Charts this week. The album also sits at #17 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Charts and #73 on the Billboard […]

Multi-platinum Gospel recording artist, Kirk Franklin, has endorsed the “Medicine: Live At The Black Academy of Arts & Letters” CD benefiting youth arts programs at the non-profit Black Academy of Arts & Letters, a national institution based in Franklin’s native city of Dallas, Texas for the last 34 years. “I truly enjoyed this project,” says […]

BET’s Sunday’s Best has selected their final contestants to compete for the grand prize. Yolanda Adams and Donnie McClurkin opens the show with “The Prayer”. Tonight’s  show was called , “I Do, Wedding Songs” . Last week gave everyone to compete for their spot to head to Gospel history BET’s Sunday’s Best has selected their final contestants […]

Sunday’ s Best opened with Smokie Norful opened the show and  a toe tapping and hand clapping tune. Kirk Franklin kicked right into hosting duties introducing the last 10 contestants. Last week’s show gave us talents by the tons. The second half of the roster was able to show their best . It was a […]

from: Kirk Franklin’s “Hello Fear” has already delivered hits like “I Smile” and “I Am” for the best-selling Gospel artist of all time. And now his latest single “A God Like You” sounds like it has the potential to make a big impact on the Gospel community. Take a listen!

by Sheilah Belle New York, NY–Fresh off of the exciting May 25th surprise performance on the American Idol Finale, Kirk Franklin’s hit single “I Smile” remains #1 at Gospel radio for 8 consecutive weeks and, this week, reached #1 at Urban AC radio. “I appreciate urban radio getting behind this record,” says Kirk Franklin.  “With […]

Queen Latifah will be starring in an upcoming movie about a struggling gospel choir and will portray the mother of a couple of teenagers who takes the reins of a Gospel Choir after the choir leader dies. The inspirational movie is scheduled for release in January 2012! Plus, according to Latifah’s fan site, Gospel artist […]

Kirk Franklin performs at the American Idol Finale, and surprised the audience with a collaboration version of his hit single “I Smile.” Jacob Lusk and Gladys Knight took the performance to another level as Franklin created an incredible show for American Idol fans. Check it out below…