Kirk Franklin (born January 26, 1970 in Riverside, Texas) is a platinum-selling musician who blended gospel, hip hop, and R&B in the 1990s. He released his first gospel album, Kirk Franklin & Family, in 1993, and is known as the leader of contemporary gospel choirs such as Kirk Franklin & the Family, Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation, and God's Property.
A native of Fort Worth, Texas, he was raised by his aunt, Gertrude Franklin. He developed a talent for music early .
Genre: gospel, christian, contemporary gospel