New York, NY – 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 31st, 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 spot 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 11th 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 30th.