Kirk Franklin's "Love Theory" is the new #1 song on Billboard's Gospel Airplay chart (dated April 27) . Meanwhile, "Love Theory" remains at the #1 position on Hot Gospel Songs chart for the 12th week.
"I'm so grateful to share the songs that God has given me," Franklin tells Billboard. "To see them still connect with old and new fans alike is truly humbling."
"Love Theory" is the first single from Franklin's LONG LIVE LOVE, which releases on Friday, May 31st. This is Franklin's thirteenth studio album and follows his award-winning 2015 release, Losing My Religion (Fo Yo Soul / RCA). The highly anticipated album features the infectious lead single, "Love Theory," which has been at the top spot on Billboard's Hot Gospel Songs chart for eleven weeks straight. The song is also making a strong impact at urban radio and is currently #12 on Billboard's Adult R&B Songs chart.
In addition to gearing up for the release of LONG LIVE LOVE in May and the LONG LIVE LOVE Tour that begins in July, Franklin can be seen hosting and performing on the 34thAnnual Stellar Gospel Music Awards on Sunday, April 21st at 7PM on BET and headlining his 2nd Annual Exodus Music & Arts Festival on May 26th in Irving, TX. Also, he'll be back as host for the ninth season of BET's inspirational singing competition series, Sunday Best,which will premiere on Sunday, June 30th.
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