Singer, songwriter, label founder, and producer Kirk Franklin is gearing up to release his new LP 'Losing My Religion' and took to social media to reveals the official cover (see above).
The album is preceded by the single "Wanna Be Happy." "Wanna Be Happy" has the best first-week digital single in the history of gospel sales. His latest single, "Wanna Be Happy" has moved 11,882 digital units which is a record for gospel music.
"This is great news for both Kirk Franklin and the entire gospel genre," Mark Michel, vice president of sales for RCA Inspiration, said in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "We haven't seen first week numbers like this in gospel since his last record four years ago. We're all very excited about this single and his forthcoming album."
Franklin's "Wanna Be Happy" from his upcoming 11th studio album, which is scheduled for a November release, is currently No. 1 on the Gospel Digital Songs and Hot Gospel Songs charts. Although his last chart topping single "I Smile" had first week sales of 11,008 units, Franklin managed to beat his own record with "Wanna Be Happy."
"Love u family. I pray God has loaned me music that will speak to where you are in your life right now," Franklin tweeted. "Let Him drive, if you wanna be happy."