Chart-topping artist, songwriter, and producer Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul/RCA) has released a new holiday track with “Joy to the World,” a Spotify Exclusive single. Recorded at the Spotify studio in Los Angeles, Franklin has created a reflective, poignant performance of the beloved song to bring encouragement and joy with this new uplifting arrangement, celebrating the spirit of the holiday season.
The 19-time GRAMMY®-winner has continued to light up the stage delivering praises and his acclaimed hits to packed arenas on the cross-country tour The Reunion Tour with Tye Tribbett, The Clark Sisters, Israel Houghton, and David and Tamela Mann, which wraps November 24th. Franklin just celebrated his latest GRAMMY nomination for 2024, where his #1 hit song “All Things” is up for Best Gospel Performance/Song. “All Things” is featured off his latest #1 hit album Father’s Day, available now.
Kirk Franklin, “Joy to the World” (Spotify Exclusive)
ABOUT KIRK FRANKLIN: Kirk Franklin is a 19-time Grammy Award-winning artist, songwriter, and producer. After more than 30 years of countless hits and success at bridging Gospel, R&B, Hip-Hop and Pop music together, Franklin continuously creates a sonic compass for everyday culture and curates a moment whenever and however he can to keep the message of the Gospel moving forward. With epic collaborations with artists including Mariah Carey, Khalid, Lil’ Baby, Chance the Rapper, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Michael Jackson and Wyclef Jean, Franklin’s impact doesn’t just stop at the charts. He works to promote the growth and development of young artists by hosting a summer camp for aspiring artists and musicians called Camp Lotus. And he supports non-profit organizations including, Compassion International and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. While Franklin is committed to helping the community, he is also passionate about making sure that Gospel music continues to reach new heights and larger audiences. In March 2023, Franklin made history by spending 100 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Songwriters chart and becoming the first artist to reach the 100-week milestone on any Billboard songwriters chart. In addition to music, Franklin has his own channel, Kirk Franklin’s Praise, on SiriusXM and has executive produced several film and television projects including Kingdom Business on BET and Kirk Franklin’s A Gospel Christmas and Kirk Franklin’s The Night Before Christmas on Lifetime.