And The GRAMMY Went To ... Kirk Franklin
(In the coming weeks GRAMMY.com will feature information and video highlights on winners from the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Feb. 12 in Los Angeles. Each installment will offer the winning or related video, and some pertinent, and not so pertinent, information about the track and the artists.)
Song: "Hello Fear"
Artist: Kirk Franklin
Won for: Best Gospel Song and Best Gospel Album
Previous wins: Franklin has seven prior GRAMMY Awards, including two for Best Gospel Song for "Imagine Me" (2006) and "Help Me Believe" (2008)
Did you know?: "Hello Fear" is the title track from Franklin's 2011 release. The album peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, Franklin's third set to make the Top 10. The album features 15 tracks with guest appearances by artists including Isaac Carree, Beverly Crawford, Mali Music, and GRAMMY nominee Marvin Sapp, among others.
"I don't care if you go to church or not, if you are doing good or doing bad right now, in the world everybody is facing some fears," said Franklin during a visit on BET's "106 & Park" in 2011. "Whether it's war, money or your family or school … [or] how you're [going to] pay for this or pay for that. I'm just saying on this album that fear may knock on the door but we don't have to answer it."