Kirk Franklin wins 2 at the GRAMMYs 2020
Kirk Franklin gave praise to “Jesus the King, because it is all about Him” after winning the award.
“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,” said the singer at the 2020 Grammy Awards. “I am such a fan of all these incredible men and women that I get to tell the world about Jesus the King because it is all about Him, amen?”
His fellow nominees were 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)”).
Franklin also won the Grammy for Best Gospel Album for Long Live Love.
The nominees for Best Gospel Album included Donald Lawrence Presents the Tri-City Singers for Goshen, Gene Moore for Tunnel Vision, William Murphy for Settle Here, and CeCe Winans for Something’s Happening! – A Christmas Album.
Franklin sent his prayers to the family of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who died along with his daughter and seven others on Sunday in a helicopter accident in California, at the awards ceremony.
Christian pop duo For King & Country in collaboration with American singer and songwriter Dolly Parton won the award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song, for their song “God Only Knows.”
The duo of Australian brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone also won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for their project Burn the Ships.
American singer Gloria Gaynor, best known for the disco era hits “I Will Survive,” won the award for Best Roots/Gospel Album for Testimony, also at the Grammys 2020.