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 One subscription will expire shortly.
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
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

Need prayer I miss church haven't been in his house in a while
Kirk franklin gospel music is the best my life is in your hands lord
God is good all the time.
YES LORD
Love this song so much,thank u Lord for kirk and his choir
JESUS IS MY FRIEND THIS I KNOW BECAUSE WHEN MY FRIENDS FAIL ME JESUS IS ALWAYS THERE. TRY HIM HE WONT FAIL YOU
Look to the hills from which cometh your help!! TYJ!!!!!!!!! !
True song. God bless
Y'all just praising God all the time I'm a pastor just let the flesh go down your body for a minute
fisherstiger s
Thank You Jesus*
djolane
I love this song
Let all the people know.
LOVE .
Is not sensual.
It is not some-tim-me. .
It is not false.
IT. IS FROM
CREATER GOD!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
YES OH YES I CAN BECAUSE I HAVE FAITH THANK YOU JESUS
LORD YOU HAVE BEEN SO GOOD TO ME THE 60 YEARS THAT YOU HAVE GIVING TO ME THE ONLY THING THAT I WOULD CHANGE IS NOT PRAISING YOU ENOUGH FOR YOUR GRACE AND MERCY AND THANKING YOU EVERYDAY
remixmike7
God is so real he will bring you out of trouble,pain , e v e y t h i n g you give him am/pm.He did it for me your next for a touch of excellence remix!!!!!!! ! ! !
remixmike7
This is the way Gospel music should be with soul groove melody praise!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
I was put down now i feel that god stepped in now all the pain is over now
God is so mighty and all things are possible with God I can testify on that he has brought me through and he's not done working on me yet
How would you feel if god leave you and not love you how would you feel if you love that person love them don't leave them just think how your life would be if God didn't love you
Heal my broken heart yes lord I feel like I can make it then storm is over now
Something About The Name JESUS! Yesssss!!!!! !
Yes God
I love all your music
YAWH BLESS YOU FOR YOUR MUSIC WILL ALWAYS BLESS THOSE WHO EMBRACED BY ITS HOLY TRUTH I THANK YOU BROTHER
God is in me he's helping me
Thank God for you keep up t he good work God bless you and families
I like your song
dmensah2012
Jesus is all up in this song!!!
But GOD! Halelujah
Kirk Franklin your anointing shines through out your music.
I'm going thru a very hard time in my life and this song sure brought me a few minutes of peace,
Pastor Franklin..ke e p . t h e . w o r d s . c o m i n g . . . y o u r song up lift me aloft...God been good to me. Amen..
PRAISE BE TO GOD IN THE NAME OF JESUS! I am an inspiring rapper for the Lord Joseph Neals how can I get you to hear my music? I don't study scripture just to re_sight but to embed in my everyday life and walk with Christ down that narrow road and wear the robe of perfection the Lord is my protection seeking the kingdom to be my destination resist abomination cause the day of crucifixion taught me a lesson and gave me blessing, this is a verse from one of my song's that's title. THE LORD IS MY S
It's helpful about all your song ..
Love your music
Yessss The Storm Is Over Now Love This Song So Much Give God The Glory And Praise Yesss Thank You Father You Are So Worthy To Be Praised Thank You Lord
THAT LADY WHO IS SINGING THAT SONG WOW!!!!!!!! VERY ANNOINTED
Good. Love. Boyyyyyyyyyy y y y y y y y y y y y y y y
I love this song
I love all your music. So refreshing
I love it
Yes lord. Love this song
Bless you your songs make me get up
Thank you
ncebza8
I claim it Lord, yeeeeeeees, No He'll never.....pu t more on me cause Lord knows this is all I can bear!!
Thanks !!!
Blessings are coming!!!
I needed to hear to this song and also read your comments. Weeping at night but oh when morning comes What A Mighty God We Service.
Blessing are coming !!!!!!
I know that weeping my endure for a night, but joy will come in the morning. Thank you father God. I'm a witness! He made a way out of no way. All you need is faith the size as a mustard seed. Try Christ today!
Show more

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.

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).

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