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Kirk Franklin Makes History With Pandora

Pandora surprised Kirk Franklin with a billionaire plaque during the L.A. stop of his Long Live Love tour.

This honor, which has only been bestowed upon a small group of artists, commemorates Kirk Franklin having received over 1.6 billion streams on the platform. With this achievement, he also became the first gospel music artist to reach this milestone.

 “It is truly humbling that the music God let me borrow has touched so many people, and that they still choose to listen with so many incredible gospel artists out there,” Franklin shared about the honor.

Franklin being inducted into Pandora’s “Billionaires club,” comes on the heels of the release of his thirteenth studio album, LONG LIVE LOVE (Fo Yo Soul / RCA), on May 31st. The album has been atop Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart for ten consecutive weeks and spawned the smash hit, “Love Theory,” which has been #1 on the Hot Gospel Songs chart for 28 straight weeks. Additionally, he made history with LONG LIVE LOVE, becoming the first artist to top all five of Billboard’s gospel charts simultaneously.

[VIDEO] Kirk Franklin & Pharrell Williams Discuss Religious Beliefs & Pharrell Being Raised On Gospel Music

Kirk Franklin and Pharrell Williams talked religion, underground gospel, and Pharrell growing up on gospel music with OTHERtone’s, Scott Verner.  One of the highlights of the discussion on religion was when  Kirk talked about how the people are hungry for God, but they’ve just been to some dirty restaurants. *drops mic* moment

Kirk Franklin “Let’s Do Like Nineveh And Ask The People To Pray With Us For Racial Healing” [VIDEO]

Gospel recording artist, Kirk Franklin won Gospel Artist of the Year at last week’s 47th Annual Dove Awards, but it was his moving acceptance speech that has everyone talking.  While receiving his Dove Award, Franklin took the opportunity to speak to his Christian sisters and brothers about what’s going on in the world today, letting everyone know that the world shouldn’t be controlling the narrative, that we as Christians should.  He ended his speech with a prayer. Check it out:

A Teen Stricken With Cancer Who Wanted To Meet Kirk Franklin Has Died

If you recall, I posted a story back in July about a teen stricken with cancer whose family reached out to Kirk Franklin via twitter with a request for the teen to meet him.  We are sad to confirm that the 17 year old Richie Artis has passed away, but not before Kirk Franklin granted him his wish. After finding out about the teens passing, Kirk posted a touching tribute on social media.