Kirk Franklin Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Kirk Franklin Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5 in
Weight 75 kg
Date of Birth January 26, 1970
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Spouse Tammy Collins

Kirk Franklin is an American choir director, singer, songwriter, and author who is best known as the orchestrator of several gospel choirs including The Family, God’s Property, and One Nation Crew (1NC). His work includes numerous studio albums, live albums, and compilations including the platinum-certified God’s Property from Kirk Franklin’s Nu Nation (1997), The Nu Nation Project (1998), and Hero (2005). For his excellence in the gospel music genre, as of October 2020, he had won 16 Grammy Awards, more than 10 Dove Awards, and more than 20 Stellar Awards.

Born Name

Kirk Dewayne Franklin

Nick Name

Reigning King of Urban Gospel

Kirk Franklin in an Instagram selfie from April 2020
Kirk Franklin in an Instagram selfie from April 2020 (Kirk Franklin / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, United States

Residence

Dallas, Texas, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Kirk had attended the Oscar Dean Wyatt High School in his hometown of Fort Worth.

Occupation

Choir Director, Singer, Songwriter, Author

Kirk Franklin as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2019
Kirk Franklin as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2019 (Kirk Franklin / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Dwight Allen (d. October 2018)
  • Siblings – He has a younger sister.
  • Others – Gertrude Franklin (Great Aunt, Adoptive Mother) (d. 1987), Maxx Nakwaasah (Son-in-Law)

Genre

Christian Hip Hop, Contemporary Gospel

Instruments

Piano, Vocals

Labels

  • RCA Records
  • Interscope Records
  • Fo Yo Soul
  • Zomba Group
  • B-Rite
  • GospoCentric Records
  • Sparrow Records
  • Verity Records
  • Legacy Recordings

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 5 in or 165 cm

Weight

75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Kirk has dated –

  1. Tammy Collins (1996–Present) – Kirk had married his long-time friend Tammy Collins on January 20, 1996. They have 2 children together – a daughter named Kennedy Franklin (b. 1997) and a son named Caziah Franklin (b. 2000). He had legally adopted Tammy’s daughter from a previous marriage, Carrington (b. 1989). Through Carrington, he has a grandson named Shiloh Mekh (b. April 2020).

Kirk also has a son named Kerrion Franklin (b. 1988) from a previous unnamed relationship.

Kirk Franklin and Tammy Collins, as seen in June 2020
Kirk Franklin and Tammy Collins, as seen in June 2020 (Kirk Franklin / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Black

He is of African-American descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Close-cropped hair
  • Affable smile
  • Often sports a trimmed beard

Religion

Christianity

Kirk Franklin as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2018
Kirk Franklin as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2018 (Kirk Franklin / Instagram)

Kirk Franklin Facts

  1. He was abandoned by his parents when he was 3 years old. He was then raised by his great aunt Gertrude who used to recycle aluminum cans to raise funds for his education and piano lessons. Kirk took his surname as Franklin, after Gertrude’s last name.
  2. Kirk had started taking piano lessons by the age of 4 and his brilliance was such that he had been offered a music contract when he was just 7 years old. Gertrude had turned down the offer in light of his age. He then started singing for his church choir and aged 11, he became the music director of the adult choir at the Mt. Rose Baptist Church.
  3. Kirk was rebellious as a teenager and hence, a grandmother of his had arranged for him to audition at a professional youth conservatory which was linked to a local university. He was accepted into the institution but his girlfriend’s pregnancy and his overall poor behavior had caused his expulsion.
  4. In June 2018, his younger sister was sentenced to 30 years on drug-related charges.
  5. His biological father, Dwight Allen, had passed away in October 2018, just a few weeks after Kirk was able to track him and reconnect with him. He mentioned in an Instagram video that he had forgiven his father for abandoning him. Dwight was suffering from a terminal illness.

Featured Image by Kirk Franklin / Instagram

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