He was known as Kirk Dewayne Franklin. He is an American choir director, singer, and dancer. He had acted in many films such as GOD’S PROPERTY, ONE NATION CREW, THE FAMILY, and many more. He has won many prestigious awards such as Grammy awards which is 16 in number. He has dubbed many movies such as “REIGNING KING OF URBAN GOSPEL”.
He was born and brought up in Fort Worth, Texas. He was brought up by his aunt, tragedy hit hard when he was abandoned by his mother. His aunt’s name was GERTRUDE. She works in a recycled company. She recycled the aluminum company, and She used to recycle the cans to raise money for Franklin so that he could attend his piano class and should be able to complete his studies. At the age of seven, he got his first contract. At the age of 11, he entered the church choir, and slowly he became the director of the MT. Rose Baptist Church. He was the youngest to become the director the church choir director. He had become very rebellious against the odd performance, such as the strict religious upbringing. He had to perform the audition for the professional youth conservatory. He was selected at first, and he was rejected due to the news explosion of his girlfriend being pregnant. , he had many challenges, from sightseeing a friend being gun his to joining the church choir joining again.
He began his career from the church at the very young age of 7. He has such a voice, he was immediately signed by Vicki Mack-Lataillade under the label of the Gospocentric Records. He was so impressed by the records, so he signed then and there only. In 1993, he release his debut album known as “KIRK FRANKLIN AND THE FAMILY.” The kirk and the family remained the Billboard top Gospel Albums for a longer period, that is for 42 weeks. In 1996, he earned his first Grammy Awards for the Best contemporary Award. Then the series of the winning has vegan for Franklin. He had his name on the billboard several times as soon he released his song, the song went on to the billboard and remain for a longer period. He also worked as a host and co-executive producer of BET original series and the musician co-host of the American Bible Challenge with Jeff Foxworthy. In 2013, he started his record label named FO YO SOUL RECORDINGS.
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ON 1990, JANUARY 20, HE married the love of his life TAMMY COLLINS. both have children with their previous relationship and raised their children as their own. There were circulating in which Franklin had to apologize to his followers for this action.
According to the year 2021 is $8.5million which he had income through the recording label and worked for various films and albums.