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Kirk Franklin Becomes First Artist To Simultaneously Top All Five Gospel Charts


With his new album Long Live Love earning top ranking on the Top Gospel Albums chart dated June 15, Kirk Franklin has achieved the honor of being the only singer to simultaneously reach No. 1 on all five Billboard gospel charts: Top Gospel Albums, Hot Gospel Songs, Gospel Airplay, Gospel Streaming Songs and Gospel Digital Song Sales.

According to Nielsen Music data, 20,000 equivalent album units of Long Live Love were sold in its first week, making it Franklin's 13th No. 1 on the Top Gospel Albums chart.

Kirk Franklin and the Family was his first No. 1 album, dated December 11, 1993.

The gospel musician said he is extremely grateful that after all of these years he still have a chance to reach people with his music. "I'm humbled by the historic moment," Billboard quoted him as saying.

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