It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora Plus subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora Plus trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora Plus trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora Plus.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation

Since his debut, 1993's Kirk Franklin & the Family, Kirk Franklin has been one of the brightest stars in contemporary gospel music. The album spent 100 weeks on the gospel charts (some of those on top), crossed over to the R&B charts, and became the first gospel debut album to go platinum. His second album, Kirk Franklin & the Family Christmas, became the genre's first Christmas album to make it to number one, and his 1996 album Whatcha Lookin' 4 went gold as soon as it was distributed. With such phenomenal success, it is small wonder that some have hailed him as "the Garth Brooks of gospel." Still, despite all the adulation and brouhaha, Franklin remains a humble, devout Christian, eschewing the title "entertainer" in favor of labeling himself as just a "church boy."

Franklin's road to the top, though quick, was far from smooth. Abandoned by his mother and never having known his father, Franklin was reared by his Aunt Gertrude, a deeply religious woman who raised him as a strict Baptist. When he was four, she paid for his piano lessons by collecting aluminum cans. The lessons were money well spent, for Franklin was a natural musician who could sight read and play by ear with equal facility. At age 11, he was leading the Mt. Rose Baptist Church adult choir near Dallas. Despite, or because of, his church background, Franklin began rebelling in his teens and getting into trouble until one of his friends was accidentally shot and killed at age 15.

Realizing that he had chosen a bad road, Franklin returned to the fold and began composing songs, recording, and conducting. Since 1991, he has been backed up by his 17-member choir, the Family, a group comprised of friends and associates from his younger days (interestingly, one member of the Family, Jon Drummond, made it to the semifinals of the 100-meter sprint at the 1996 Olympics). Support from his pastor, his wife Tammy, whom he married in early 1996, and the four children they brought to the marriage help keep Franklin close to his religious core, and he returned in 1998 with Nu Nation Project. The album topped the Billboard Top 200 charts (peaking at number seven) and remained on the Billboard Gospel Albums chart for 49 weeks, paving the way for Franklin's third Grammy (Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album).

Over the course of the next few years, Franklin worked on the soundtrack of the movie Kingdom Come (contributing the single "Thank You") and released another album, 2002's The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin. Making good on the success of its predecessor, the disc soared to number four on the Billboard 200 chart and spent 29 weeks on the Gospel Albums chart. Two more chart-topping albums emerged out in the next four years, Hero (2005) and Songs for the Storm, Vol. 1 (2006), both of which topped the gospel charts at the time of their release. Hero went on to win two Grammys in late 2006.

The following year, he released The Fight of My Life, an all-star affair featuring contributions from Rance Allen, tobyMac, and Melvin Williams, among others. It topped the Gospel Albums chart and broke into the Top 40 of the Billboard 200. In 2010, following the tragic earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Franklin assembled an even bigger crowd of gospel all-stars in Nashville’s Quad Studios to record the benefit single “Are You Listening." His next studio album, 2011's Hello Fear, featured "I Smile," his first hit on the pop charts since 2005. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
full bio

Comments

Report as inappropriate
No matter what my come my way......i know you in charge...LOR D !!!
Report as inappropriate
Thank you lord ��
Report as inappropriate
Yes lord "yes I can"
Report as inappropriate
I love you father . Thank you with you I know I can. My life is in your hands. RL
Report as inappropriate
Yes
Report as inappropriate
Yes lord!!
Report as inappropriate
God is the author and finisher of our faith.
Report as inappropriate
Mk knob k no ñ jk jk k junk j km nnb bk kjhbbbnjj jk ñ nnb kV VBV jk VBV vvmj j. I BH jjnjj jjnjj kkmmwwwwwwww m wm wwkwk LM lb wmmwkwkwwkww w w w w k w w w w k m mbñkk jjnjj I MN my hkj MN hkj nnb mbñkk
Report as inappropriate
Amen Amen God is a Awsome God Amen O Halleljah ...... Praise him love him belive in him....
Report as inappropriate
I love listening to gospel in the mornings to get my day started and to get me through homework.
Report as inappropriate
When ever I feel down and my spirit is crushed these songs left me back up
Report as inappropriate
Love this song
Report as inappropriate
I grew up listening to inspirationa l music like this. Thank you.
Report as inappropriate
Zzzs
Report as inappropriate
Great song
Report as inappropriate
Sooooo inspiring. TY 4 the food of spirit and soul.
Report as inappropriate
this is uplifting
Report as inappropriate
Woe to 'gangs-hidde n - b y - o i l - c o m p a n i e s - & o t h e r s concealing truths-from -MONTGOMERY COUNTY&STATE OF ALABAMA PROSECUTERS' . . . . . . . D E A T H WILL BE THEIR COMPENSATION ON-GOING.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Report as inappropriate
OK jki OK j jki on nj juju on hi
Report as inappropriate
One Storm Ends........ y e t . . . . . . s o m e w h e r e else......an o t h e r begins.
We must endure,just for a while.
Then.
As each disipates.RE M E M B E R GOD is not just where you want,but is the presence wanted!
Report as inappropriate
..after the storm....... . t o m o r r o w is a new day! no more cloudy days, here comes the SUN!
Report as inappropriate
Manjimmy kmimmnomiok
Report as inappropriate
A lot of us are "guilty".... . . o f playing with 'blessings -from-HEAVEN L Y -ACCLAIMED!! ! ! ! . . . . . . . but the witnessing of true&faithfu l . Is written to REVEALED before the final JUDGEMENT... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Report as inappropriate
Kirk's Nu NATION....uh - u h - NEVER GETS OLD...neithe r does our CREATOR ......listen i n g to our every
whisper.gras p , or hesitation!! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Report as inappropriate
I love gospel music, it calms the beast in me. To God be the glory
Report as inappropriate
Amen amen amen
Report as inappropriate
I know that I can
Report as inappropriate
The household of Faith will be transformed and reformed
Report as inappropriate
Amen yes thank u lord for ur grace& mercy
Report as inappropriate
Amen
Report as inappropriate
God loves me n he cares he'll never put more on me than i can bear!!
Report as inappropriate
Hallelujah
Report as inappropriate
To God be the glory,we will always need this type of music to take us to heaven. God forever bless and keep you.
Report as inappropriate
Yay

Bines.
Report as inappropriate
...
Report as inappropriate
I can only say, too God be the glory for his hand on your life.
Report as inappropriate
I can make it.thur anything with God by my side
Report as inappropriate
lovinajohnso n 5 0 6
Such a beautiful song. No more dark clouds over my head LORD wipe my tears of pain away from my eye. The Storm Is Over Now. Love it
Report as inappropriate
Joy will come in the morning Amen
Report as inappropriate
Praise my God and Lord saviour Jesus Christ. In the mist of the storm he brought out better than I went through storm
Report as inappropriate
THE storm is over now, no more cloudy days. . Amen
Report as inappropriate
KEEP ON STRIVING for EXCELLENCE,C O O P E R A T I V N E S S &
Praise according to the HOLY BOOK in words & their deeds!!
Report as inappropriate
If your out there feeling alone remember God will take care of you.
Report as inappropriate
Those.Who may 'feel'...... . L I F E - I S - N O T - L I V I N G . C a u g h t in a 'Trap' of .........Wha t ever you try to do comes out wrong....... T h e n talked about as if .YOU CREATED ALL EVIL........ . . S T O P RIGHT THERE!!!!!!! . . . . . . . y o u are not alone.In moments of discouraged "heaviness".
GOD WILL TAKE THIS AWAY from you......I PRAY THAT ......YOUR LIFE THEREFORE FROM NOW!......yo u shall say......... " L I F E IS GOOD!".
Report as inappropriate
I've been with u Kirk Franklin nunation for a long time I've grown more spiritual than I've ever imagine May God bless the Nu Nation with more music to help our Youth
Report as inappropriate
the best every fill with holy ghost
Report as inappropriate
Can find it just wanna be happy
Report as inappropriate
Continuing the Benovelence of ALMIGHTY GOOD LORD of Hosts WORK........ A 5 p u b l i c a t i o n
Non-violent Association Joins with our Commander-in - C h i e f President BARACK H. OBAMA in efforts to compensate those who were displaced via dispared,tor r e n t i a l , & c a t a s t r o p h e of flooding.In the recent geography of the residents verified of STATE of Louisiana
Report as inappropriate
You may be robbed,or loose many aquired advances in life.
All except 1 area of development. . . . . . . . . G R A D U A T E D EDUCATION... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Report as inappropriate
Love you songs
Show more

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[80, 120, 98, 101, 77, 72, 105, 100, 72, 127, 68, 124, 73, 94, 102, 85, 125, 112, 72, 93, 83, 107, 102, 94, 105, 90, 110, 95, 98, 65, 64, 65, 115, 113, 122, 68, 76, 75, 67, 119, 83, 96, 103, 121, 76, 104, 113, 109, 112, 107, 78, 101, 122, 127, 111, 115, 76, 99, 81, 65, 64, 122, 89, 66, 89, 127, 124, 104, 95, 73, 107, 125, 110, 122, 127, 82, 107, 79, 76, 106, 87, 96, 124, 94, 105, 106, 102, 87, 104, 94, 78, 126, 78, 71, 110, 82, 110, 67, 110, 125, 116, 123, 93, 123, 103, 107, 92, 68, 81, 118, 87, 86, 67, 86, 72, 88, 65, 127, 79, 96, 91, 80, 99, 92, 82, 106, 98, 126, 91, 92, 64, 76, 82, 127, 119, 97, 126, 72, 70, 124, 70, 82, 97, 94, 121, 81, 94, 75, 110, 121, 125, 74, 107, 84, 106, 101, 91, 126, 102, 97, 121, 87, 75, 97, 91, 114, 121, 120, 79, 105, 75, 119, 74, 79, 72, 113, 112, 98, 92, 117, 103, 122, 78, 109, 111, 117, 76, 72, 103, 122, 118, 102, 90, 78, 90, 72, 74, 78, 85, 85, 81, 127, 82, 80, 66, 86, 89, 77, 112, 119, 103, 86, 117, 101, 77, 83, 120, 110, 67, 73, 79, 107, 119, 73, 80, 84, 84, 113, 83, 91, 92, 106, 98, 98, 93, 118, 120, 104, 117, 83, 65, 78, 117, 105, 109, 101, 125, 116, 70, 115, 94, 85, 118, 75, 89, 104, 73, 74, 105, 103, 64, 115, 127, 98, 115, 124, 83, 71, 119, 82, 118, 76, 70, 90, 108, 64, 122, 66, 81, 80, 107, 90, 97, 89, 72, 73, 81, 93, 106, 74, 105, 120, 106, 90, 113, 87, 111, 95, 126, 79, 120, 122, 73, 115, 91, 80, 111, 95, 81, 107, 69, 116, 72, 78, 93, 74, 111, 117, 95, 105, 65, 118, 90, 104, 115, 92, 85, 87, 82, 117, 76, 123, 103, 76, 96, 112, 99, 106, 72, 114, 117, 85, 96, 90, 124, 97, 111, 107, 95, 93, 102, 95, 116, 92, 116, 86, 90, 79, 80, 64, 112, 99, 68, 95, 68, 111, 71, 86, 96, 76, 64, 70, 107, 64, 106, 115, 91, 110, 108, 127, 92, 71, 83, 105, 74, 126, 96, 114, 87, 82, 104, 104, 116, 70, 68, 120, 75, 109, 84, 90, 115, 97, 77, 98, 118, 91, 115, 81, 102, 82, 119, 67, 81, 99, 87, 70, 103, 116, 92, 91, 73, 110, 72, 100, 75, 99, 106, 70, 72, 90, 65, 70, 104, 95, 117, 91, 77, 76, 96, 116, 71, 121, 74, 73, 94, 87, 106, 105, 114, 110, 103, 89, 105, 121, 79, 82, 69, 102, 74, 86, 107, 105, 89, 96, 105, 121, 68, 76, 81, 85, 67, 124, 78, 65, 98, 97, 66, 70, 110, 80, 99, 76, 75, 117, 92, 93, 66, 75, 102, 96, 84, 110, 69, 76, 85, 93, 65, 126, 121, 74, 125, 97, 113, 124, 112, 114, 96, 107, 113, 105, 76, 114]