1. 'Just' Another Gospel Chart Top 10 For Kirk Franklin

    January 31, 2020 11:04 AM EST 0 0 0 Plus, For King & Country continues atop Christian Airplay. Kirk Franklin notches his 12th top 10 on Billboard 's Gospel Airplay chart, as "Just for Me" climbs 11-10 on the Feb. 1-dated list. The song follows "Love Theory,&quo ...

  2. GMA Pres Jackie Patillo Apologizes to Kirk Franklin for Dove Awards Speech Editing 'Missteps'

    October 29, 2019 2:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gospel Music Association president Jackie Patillo has issued a full-throated apology to Kirk Franklin and others left disappointed by the editing of speeches during the broadcast of the 50th Annual Dove Awards. On Monday (Oct. 28), Franklin said he ...

  3. Kirk Franklin to Boycott Dove Awards & Trinity Broadcasting Network Following Censored Acceptance Speeches

    October 28, 2019 5:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kirk Franklin announced on Monday (Oct. 28) that he will be boycotting the Dove Awards and the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) after claiming his acceptance speeches have been edited multiple times when he mentions police brutality in the black c ...

  4. Kirk Franklin Spends 20th Week at No. 1 On Gospel Songwriters Chart

    October 25, 2019 9:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, Ay'Ron Lewis leads Gospel Producers for a third week. Kirk Franklin  rules  Billboard 's Gospel Songwriters chart for a 20th total week, as his hit single "Love Theory" logs its 38th week atop the Hot Gospel Songs survey (d ...

  5. Fantasia Debuts New Song 'Looking for You' on BET's 'Sunday Best': Watch

    August 18, 2019 10:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fans tuning into BET’s Sunday Best this evening (Aug. 18) not only witnessed the selection of the inspirational singing competition’s season nine finalists: Joshua Copeland and Melvin Crispell III. They also watched Fantasia’s premiere performance o ...

  6. Donald Lawrence & Kirk Franklin Hit Milestones Atop Gospel Charts

    August 08, 2019 3:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lawrence leads Gospel Airplay & Franklin continues at No. 1 on Hot Gospel Songs. Donald Lawrence banks his fifth No. 1 on Billboard 's Gospel Airplay chart (dated Aug. 10) with "Deliver Me (This Is My Exodus)," with the Tri-City S ...

  7. Kirk Franklin's 'Love Theory' Leads Hot Gospel Songs Chart For 25th Week

    July 25, 2019 11:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, Unspoken hits the Christian Airplay top 10. Kirk Franklin 's "Love Theory" posts a 25th week at No. 1 on Billboard 's Hot Gospel Songs chart, marking a milestone for the genre star. The song is his second to top the tally f ...

  8. Lauren Daigle and Kirk Franklin Achieve Milestones On Christian, Gospel Charts

    July 11, 2019 11:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 Daigle's 'Look Up Child' ties for the most weeks at No. 1 on Top Christian Albums in the Nielsen Music era. Lauren Daigle 's Look Up Child logs its 38th week at No. 1 on Billboard 's Top Christian Albums chart (dated July 13 ...

  9. Kirk Franklin Preaches the Gospel of 'Love Theory' With 2019 BET Awards Performance: Watch

    June 23, 2019 11:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kirk Franklin brought the crowd to church at the 2019 BET Awards on Sunday night (June 23) with a rafter-raising gospel performance in the final act of the ceremony.   The gospel king and host of BET's gospel competition  Sunday Best  brought o ...

  10. Kirk Franklin Is First Artist to Top All Five Gospel Charts Simultaneously

    June 13, 2019 11:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 His new LP 'Long Live Love' launches at No.1 on Top Gospel Albums. Kirk Franklin becomes the first artist to simultaneously top all five Billboard gospel charts: Top Gospel Albums, Hot Gospel Songs, Gospel Airplay, Gospel Streaming Songs a ...

  11. Kirk Franklin's 'Just for Me' Jumps Onto Hot Gospel Songs Chart

    May 02, 2019 12:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, Tasha Cobbs Leonard climbs and I Am They goes top 10. Kirk Franklin 's "Just for Me" rockets onto Billboard 's streaming-, airplay- and sales-powered Hot Gospel Songs chart (dated May 4) at No. 6. Franklin earns his record- ...

  12. Kirk Franklin Ties Record For Most No. 1s on Gospel Airplay Chart

    April 26, 2019 12:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, Danny Gokey debuts on Top Christian Albums. Kirk Franklin 's "Love Theory" ascends 2-1 on Billboard 's Gospel Airplay chart (dated April 27) to become his record-tying sixth leader on the list, matching Tamela Mann. James F ...

  13. Kirk Franklin Announces 'Long Live Love' Album and Tour Dates: Exclusive

    March 27, 2019 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kirk Franklin’s new album Long Live Love will be released on May 31. The project marks the 13-time Grammy Award winner’s 13th studio album, being issued through his Fo Yo Soul Recordings and RCA Records. “Love Theory,” the set’s lead single, has now ...

  14. for King & Country, Kirk Franklin Add Top 10s on Christian, Gospel Charts

    February 22, 2019 12:31 PM EST 0 0 0 "God Only Knows" and "Love Theory" advance. for King & Country 's "God Only Knows" ascends to the top 10 of Billboard 's Christian Airplay chart (dated Feb. 23), bumping 11-10, as it increases by 7 percent ...

  15. Kirk Franklin, Jekalyn Carr & Casting Crowns Add New No. 1s on Christian/Gospel Charts

    February 06, 2019 5:09 PM EST 0 0 0 Franklin's "Love Theory" launches atop Hot Gospel Songs. Kirk Franklin 's "Love Theory," the first track from his album due later this year, flies in atop Billboard 's streaming-, airplay- and sales-powered Hot Gos ...

  16. Opportunities in Hip-Hop, R&B & Gospel Take Center Stage at the 2018 Billboard Live Music Summit

    November 14, 2018 5:49 PM EST 0 0 0 Panelists included Jonathan Azu from Red Light Management, Live Nation Urban's Shawn Gee, Marcus Allen of Broccoli City and 12-time Grammy-winning gospel singer & CEO of Fo Yo Soul Entertainment Kirk Franklin. "The biggest investment i ...

  17. Tori Kelly & Kirk Franklin Raise the Roof with 'Never Alone' on 'Late Late Show': Watch

    September 25, 2018 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tori Kelly brought some gospel flavor to The Late Late Show on Monday night (Sept. 24) with a simmering performance of her gospel-pop hit "Never Alone." Performing the powerful single from her recently released gospel-influenced album Hidi ...

  18. Tori Kelly's 'Never Alone' Debuts on Gospel & Christian Charts

    September 06, 2018 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Kirk Franklin-assisted song previews Kelly's new faith-based set, "Hiding Place," due Sept. 14. Tori Kelly 's "Never Alone," featuring Kirk Franklin , flies in at No. 2 on Billboard 's Hot Gospel Songs chart an ...