Kirk Franklin is undeniably in the G.O.A.T. category when it comes to making timeless hits. I would not have expected less from his latest project ‘Long Live Love’. The good news…Kirk is not showing any signs of slowing down yet. With a hit album, upcoming tour and the Sunday’s Best comeback, it’s going to be a hot Summer.
LONG LIVE LOVE
DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP GOSPEL ALBUMS CHART
#2 ON R&B ALBUMS CHART AND #20 ON TOP 200
ALBUM TOPS FIVE DIFFERENT BILLBOARD CHARTS
New York, NY (June 11, 2019) – Today, fourteen-time GRAMMY Award winning artist, songwriter and producer Kirk Franklin’s new album LONG LIVE LOVE (Fo Yo Soul / RCA), which was released on May 31, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Album’s chart, at #2 on the R&B Albums chart and at #20 on the Top 200 chart. LONG LIVE LOVE also amassed more than 4.3 million streams in its first week.
In addition to LONG LIVE LOVE topping the Gospel Albums chart, the singles “Love Theory” and “OK” sit at the #1 spots on the Hot Gospel Songs, Gospel Airplay, Gospel Digital Song Sales and Gospel Streaming Songs charts. And “Love Theory” is currently #4 on the Adult R&B Songs chart.
Franklin recently wrapped up a cross-country promotional tour for LONG LIVE LOVE and is currently preparing for his 26-city LONG LIVE LOVE TOUR, which kicks off on July 11 in Austin, TX. Fans can also tune in to see Franklin host the ninth season of the popular music competition series, Sunday Best, when it returns to BET on June 30. (Information from rootmagazineonline.com)