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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
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Yay

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I can only say, too God be the glory for his hand on your life.
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I can make it.thur anything with God by my side
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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
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Joy will come in the morning Amen
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Praise my God and Lord saviour Jesus Christ. In the mist of the storm he brought out better than I went through storm
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THE storm is over now, no more cloudy days. . Amen
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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!!
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If your out there feeling alone remember God will take care of you.
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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!".
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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
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the best every fill with holy ghost
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Can find it just wanna be happy
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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
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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... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Love you songs
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I lov kirk
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I repete the same comment.List e d six days ago !!
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LOVE YOUR LIFE WORTH LIVING!!!
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I know that I can stand!
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Pray to god for all your truobles and happiness. Bless his name day and night
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Have a Good ,Restful , & Comfortable Evening..... . W a k i n g b r e f r e s h e d to more of a BLESSED BY YOUR
BEST WEEKEND FORTHCOMING. . .
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Praise the lord god is good all the time and all the time god is good
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May your specific conditions.Y o u r know what they are.THE HATED ATTITUDE S.THE SIGNIFING OF BACK-BITING. I L L HEALTH.JELOU S Y o r envy . etc.ALL THAT'S. EXCLUDING GODLINESS.Be petitioned to JESUS for the sake ofholiness .Before AN ALMIGHTY SUN sets upon an evening sky. AMEN AMEN &AMEN
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What satisfies me "best" is......AN ALMIGHTY'S. BENEVOLENT "GRACE&MERCY "
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Great song. Uplifting
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Thank you jesus
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The word today Monday July18,2016. . . . . i s . . . . . . D e t e r m i n e . Y o u can do this by respect.If only in a 'nod' representing affirmation. . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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There is seemingly."M O R E PUT -ON-US-THAN- W E - C A N - B E A R " . The swelting(cli m a t e s - o f - h e a t ) . . . . . . . . b i l l - p a y i n g - p r o b l e m s . . . . u n - r u l i n e s s . . . . . e t c
THINK!!!.... . . . . . O U R FOREFATHERS& M O T H E R S HAD MOREOF A SAME.yet.... . . . m a d e i t through with a HELP FROM ALMIGHTY GOD OF ISRAEL...... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Love it
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Good Great Day in a Morning of JULY..... a month half- over already.
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All storms and turmoils is not compared 2 the Lord himself.its almost over but not yet ,only He has last words and doing for his angels.
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Allow me to expound.On the word "Jealous"... . . i t is a same ,yet slightly.Dif f e r e n t . F r o m envy........ . . . G O D IS ONLY CREDITED BY BEING JEALOUS.
The animal kingdom . Survives by this (only jealous -by-instinct . . . . . . . t h e r e f o r e satan and demons can be jealous)....
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Life...,livi n g . . . . . , g i v i n g . . . , e v e n dieing&death . Is all in a "hands"of origin. That created.Ther e is no coincidence. S e l d o m should one give -in to extra-ordina r y circumstance . S u c h as :(mis-taken identity,of identical twins.) WE MUST TRUST THE HOLY BOOK of SCRIPTURES RELATED TO EVERY PATH IN ROUTINE...,. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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TROUBLES don't last always...... M y Life Is In Your Hands....... o u r chuch choir use to rock this on SUNDAY mornings.... .
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You are awesome man sing baby sing my man sing if you want to be happy!!?

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THANK YOU GOOD LORD GOD OF HOSTS.....,F O R OPENING DOORS
THAT NOT EVEN A DOOR -KEEPER WITH MASTERING TECHNOLOGIC LASER-LOCK CAN'T......, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Don't read this. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. Now that yo have started reading don't setup this is so freely. But if yo reading this an ignore it then you will have very bad luck. Put this on 15 songs in 144 minutes. When yo are done press space bar and your crushes name will appear in big letters on the screen this is so creepy it actually works
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You are truly a blessing from God above. Keep singing for I love the music you've been given from our father. Thank you Regina♡
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I like how you sing
Hi I love you and your wife is pretty.
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Kirk
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Somebody please.....s h a r e your plan of intent. 're: Monday.,May 30th 2016.....oth e r than being. Under the wings. CREATOR GOD spread for safety, enjoyed livelihood,a n d welfare of those concerned. ..........
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Ain't no "Stomping (in this re-mix)"
ONLY GIVING-UP THE GLORY!!!!
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Forgetfulnes s is a very tric-ee stimuli..... . . . . . . i f it is generated from within.
The normal brain retracts to recollect.
Though of outside stimulus (another trying -to-create 'memory loss')GOD ALMIGHTY RECORDS THOSE WHO PRACTICE TRICKNOLOGY!
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ThOUGH YOU JESUS I WILL MAKE IT AMEN THANK YOU
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caallen64
Father I commit to you forever! I know there will be times that I fall but I know that you are right there to help me up and help begin where you left off. Praise God for his grace, mercy, favor, and unwavering love towards me!!!
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Know matter WHAT HAPPENS JESUS I WILL KEEP MY FAITH BECAUSE I LOVE YOU LORD AND YOU HAVE NOT FAILED ME YET AMEN
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This song really does speak to your heart
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