kirk franklin, gospel gone mainstream, r&b, charts, crossover
Like Mary Mary sings on the 2009 hit “It’s the God In Me,” the message of Gospel music has catapulted past the traditional Gospel charts in recent years. In some cases Gospel has gone straight to the top of the R&B charts !
Sister tag team Mary Mary is proof of this continuing phenomenon. In less than a year, Mary Mary has earned two top 40 R&B/Hip Hop songs charting hits (“Get Up” and “God In Me”).