One of gospel music’s grestest artist of all time Kirk Franklin, who is credited with revolutionizing gospel music, will release this exceptional collection of all new material on December 18. Fo Yo Soul Entertainment/Zomba Gospel recording artist KIRK FRANKLIN will add another tour de force to his discography with the forthcoming release of his seventh CD, The Fight of My Life. The first single from the album, “Declaration (This Is It!),” is an upbeat and encouraging song that re-interprets the smooth-groove classic hit, “This Is It,” co-written by Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald, by addressing survival through the everyday trials and tribulations through a positive declaration of one’s purpose in life. “This song is a statement that ‘serves notice’ on unnecessary frustrations, relationships and circumstances that continue to attack our life,” says Kirk Franklin. “Unlike the children of Israel who wandered in the wilderness, when we totally surrender to God, what took 40 years, God ‘can’ fix in 40 minutes.” Declaration (This Is It!) is currently #1 most added and #1 most increased airplay at Gospel radio, and is also impacting urban radio.
After more than 15 years as the top selling, multiple Grammy award-winning contemporary gospel artist, Kirk Franklin continually demonstrates that he is more than just an artist – he is a voice and a musical balm for his generation. The Fight of My Life is another display of the genius fusion of his positive message and urban beats that have made him a mainstay atop Billboard charts for more than a decade.
The Fight of My Life takes the listener on a spirit-filled journey from the soaring “Help Me Believe,” a letter set to music that speaks for those who may be doubting their own faith but are looking to God for re-confirmation and strength; to the more traditional, tambourine-shakin’, foot-tappin’, “He Will Supply” that will surely become a musical staple every choir will want to sing come Sunday morning service. Another standout track is “Jesus,” a hip cheerful ode that simply celebrates Kirk Franklin’s love of the Almighty.
As the music industry struggles to remain connected to fans that are weary of microwave stars, Kirk Franklin has remained a favorite and is applauded for being innovative, relevant and authentic. The heart of who he is and his personal story struck a resounding chord with his fans years ago and they have remained loyal ever since. As he achieved more success, Kirk Franklin has remained connected to his audience through music that speaks frankly to life’s issues and struggles, while always offering a chord of hope and optimism.
His latest CD, Hero is RIAA-certified platinum and he has seven additional RIAA-certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum selling releases to date. The musical trendsetter has garnered 5 GRAMMY® Awards, 11 Doves, 34 Stellars, 4 NAACP Image Awards, two BET Award and a 2006 American Music Award to date.