April 10, 2012
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum honored Kirk Franklin in a tribute to rock’s gospel roots. Franklin also performed as well as other artists including Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin and church ensembles from across Cleveland that honored him through music. Special guest Daymond John emceed. This event was free but a general admission ticket was necessary. Kirk Franklin’s 1993 debut album, Kirk Franklin and the Family, was the first gospel album in history to sell more than one million records. To date, the contemporary gospel artist has won seven GRAMMY® Awards, an American Music Award, 35 Stellar Awards, 12 Dove Awards (CCM), five NAACP Awards, two BET Music Awards, a Soul Train Award and more. Franklin is also the host and co-executive producer of the BET original series, Sunday Best.