Kirk Franklin celebrated a double win at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards. Winning Best Gospel Performance/Song for his #1 hit "Love Theory" and Best Gospel Album for his #1 album LONG LIVE LOVE, the prolific Gospel icon/songwriter/producer marked his fifteenth and sixteenth GRAMMY® Awards of his career, which honor the 2019 release of his thirteenth studio album and its smash hit single.
"Wow. Thank you," the singer said. "Gospel music has so many incredible talents and I'm so humbled to be in that category with some of the greatest to ever do it."
Franklin thanked his wife, the mother of his children, and took the moment to send prayers to Kobe Bryant's family. Franklin also performed on the GRAMMY® Awards' tribute to Nipsey Hussle, which aired live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, collaborating with DJ Khaled, John Legend, YG, Meek Mill, and Roddy Ricch, in honoring the memory of the late rapper and activist.
Phil Thornton, SVP and General Manager or RCA Inspiration says, "Congratulations to Kirk for his GRAMMY® wins honoring his outstanding work this past year! It's always an incredible experience to see Kirk performing live on stage."
Franklin beat out fellow nominees Gloria Gaynor featuring Yolanda Adams ("Talkin' About Jesus"), Travis Greene featuring Jekalyn Carr ("See The Light"), Koryn Hawthorne featuring Natalie Grant ("Speak The Name") and Tasha Cobbs Leonard ("This Is A Move (Live)").