Kirk Franklin wins Best Gospel/ Inspirational Artist Award at the 2020 BET Awards.


The just concluded BET Awards was a true definition of everything black with a direct justification of this year’s theme,

“Our culture can’t be cancelled”.

Black Entertainment Television (BET) celebrated its 40th anniversary as a network and held its annual award show which also celebrated twenty years of existence and great recognition to all due individuals and groups.

The gospel category sponsored and given in honour of Dr. Bobby Jones was not left out in recognition as the winner of the category was awarded to Kirk Franklin. He won the award for the Best Gospel/ inspirational award for his number one hit song; ” Just For Me” featured off his hit album, “Long live Love”.

The other nominees in the category include;

John .P. Kee ft. Zacardi Cartez – “I made it out”, 

Kanye West- ” Follow God”,

Fred Hammond- “Alright” ,

P. J. Morton ft. Le’ Andria Johnson and Mary Mary – ” All in His plan” and 

The Clark sisters – ” Victory”

All the nominees had independently distinguished themselves as great gospel singers but as the saying goes, ” May the best man win” thus Franklin emerging winner.

The BET Awards was held on the 28th of June, 2020 and was broadcast live on CBS and BET .

Franklin made an appearance to personally receive his award.

The night was endowed with vibrant performances and presentations from various comedians and artistes. The theme of the show was well highlighted to the fullest.

The closing rendition was given by Gospel legend ,Karen Clark Sheard and her daughter, Kierra Sheard with an awesome rendition of Kierra’s ” Something has to break” .The song is from her album, “Kierra” which is also one of the chart- topping albums.

Congratulations to Kirk Franklin on his reception of the prestigious award.



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