*Without a doubt, Kirk Franklin is one of the biggest industry changers in Gospel music.

His most work is being recognized by the Grammys! He received two Grammy nominations for his album, “Hello Fear” for Best Gospel Album and Best Gospel Song.

Franklin’s “Hello Fear” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Gospel sales chart and #5 on the Billboard Top 200 when it was released last spring, making the album the fourth highest Gospel debut in Soundscan history.

His hit single “I Smile” was featured on this year’s American Idol finale, and has been No. 1 at Gospel radio for 23 weeks, hitting Urban AC radio at No. 3.