Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin Earn Standing Ovation At 2022 BET Awards

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Last night (6.26), GRAMMY Award-winning Maverick City Music took the mainstage at the 2022 BET Awards. They performed their monster-streaming collaborative hit “Kingdom” and 16x GRAMMY winner Kirk Franklin’s 1995 smash single “Melodies from Heaven.” The “legendary” (BET) group then took the stage again, alongside Diddy and Faith Evans, to perform the duo’s iconic chart-topper “I’ll Be Missing You.”

Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for BET

Additionally, Kirk Franklin, who was awarded the Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award for his collaboration with Lil Baby, brought Maverick City Music onto the stage during his acceptance speech. Not only did he give praise to the rising, genre-blending phenom, but he also proceeded to call on the older generation to pass their batons, while handing his gospel crown to Maverick City Music and dubbing them the next generation of gospel music.

Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET

Here’s what people are saying about last night:

“Biggest Gospel group in the world right here” – Diddy

“Incredible” – Cece Winans

“Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin Deliver the Ultimate Gospel Experience” – BET

“Maverick City took the crowd of attendees to church during the show” – Billboard

“Legendary” – BET

“Emotionally transcendent” – Entertainment Tonight

Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin are currently headlining arenas on their ‘The Kingdom Tour,’ which ranked at No. 6 on Pollstar’s Live 75 last week, shattering multiple records since the 37-date trek kicked off earlier this month. Upcoming cities include Los Angeles, Nashville, Chicago and more. Fans can purchase tickets to the nearly sold-out tour HERE.

 

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