Kirk Franklin

Kirk Franklin

CHRISTIAN LANTRY

This week, Kirk Franklin released his latest single "My World Needs You" along with debuting a lyric video for the song on BET.com.

Franklin wrote the song of hope, and it is released just as he's getting ready to headline a benefit concert in Haiti that has a mission of giving the same. 

Giving Hearts With Love is hosting "Rise Up for Haiti" on Thursday, Jan. 12. Proceeds from the concert will help the country rebuild after a 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Matthew last year, both events devastating and deadly. 

The concert will be held on the seventh anniversary of the earthquake.

In 2010, Franklin led "Artists United for Haiti" and gathered some of gospel music's biggest stars to record the beautiful and inspirational "Are You Listening: A Love Song for Haiti" to raise money for earthquake relief.

Franklin is nominated for four Grammy Awards this year, including best gospel album for Losing My Religion; best gospel performance/song for writing "God Provides," which was performed by longtime friend and fellow North Texan Tamela Mann; and best rap/sung performance and best rap song for "Ultralight Beam" with Kanye West. 

The Grammys will air Feb. 12 on CBS.

Losing My Religion already picked up the GMA Dove Award for contemporary gospel/urban album of the year late last year during an awards show that Franklin co-hosted. He also won the Dove Award for gospel music artist of the year.

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