The Fight of My Life

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The Fight of My Life
Studio album by Kirk Franklin
Released December 18, 2007 (U.S.)
Genre Urban contemporary gospel
Label GospoCentric Records
Producer Kirk Franklin
James “Jazzy” Jordan
Carla Williams
Jessie Hurst
Kirk Franklin chronology
Songs For The Storm: Volume 1
(2006)
The Fight of My Life
(2007)
Hello Fear
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Gospelflava.com (favorable) link
BlogCritics magazine (favorable) link
Rhapsody Online (not rated) link

The Fight of My Life is an American Gospel music album by Kirk Franklin on GospoCentric Records.

Synopsis[edit]

Produced by Franklin, James “Jazzy” Jordan, Carla Williams and Jessie Hurst, the album features songs with several urban contemporary gospel and Contemporary Christian artists including tobyMac, Rance Allen, Isaac Carree, Doug Williams, Melvin Williams, Da’ T.R.U.T.H., and Donovan Owens.[1] It is the 10th studio album by Franklin and his 11th North American album. The U.S. release on GospoCentric Records occurred on December 18, 2007 (2007-12-18). The album debuted on the Billboard 200 at #33 with 74,000 copies sold in the first week.[2]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Time Notes
1. "Intro" 0:25 Spoken word by Kirk Franklin
2. "Declaration (This is It)" 4:24 Music composed by Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald [3]
3. "Little Boy" (featuring Rance Allen and Isaac Carree) 5:07
4. "Help Me Believe" 6:51 2009 Grammy Award winner ("Best Gospel Song")[4]
5. "Hide Me" 5:14
6. "How It Used to Be" 4:53
7. "He Will Supply" 4:26
8. "Jesus" 3:43
9. "I Am God" (featuring tobyMac) 5:05
10. "It Would Take All Day" 5:11
11. "A Whole Nation" (featuring Donovan Owens) 4:59
12. "Still in love" 5:19
13. "I Like Me" (featuring Da’ T.R.U.T.H.) 3:05 Music composed by Kirk Franklin and Emmanual Lambert [3]
14. "Chains" 7:28
15. "Still (in Control)" (featuring Doug Williams and Melvin Williams) 5:12
16. "The Last Jesus" 5:32

All songs composed by Kirk Franklin except where noted. [3]

Personnel[edit]

Vocalists[edit]

  • Rance Allen
  • Mariah Carey
  • Nikki Ross
  • Anaysha Figueroa
  • Ashley Guilbert
  • Charmaine Swimpson
  • Eric Moore
  • Isaac Carree
  • Joy Hill
  • Faith Anderson
  • Sheri Jones-Moffett
  • Melonie Daniels
  • Candy West
  • Jana Bell
  • Melodie Davis
  • Myron Butler
  • Anthony Evans
  • Deonis Cook

Instrumentalists[edit]

  • Kirk Franklin - Keyboards, Programming, Piano, Claps
  • Shaun Martin - Keyboards, Programming, Piano, Drums, Percussion, Claps, Vocals
  • Robert "Sput" Searight - Drums
  • Jerome Harmon - Keyboards, Hammond B3, Programming
  • Doc Powell - Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
  • Jonathan David Wyatt - Keyboards, Hammond B3
  • Ayron Lewis - Hammond B3
  • Tre Nagella - Drum Programming, Guitar
  • Rodney Lawson - Lead Guitar
  • Keith Taylor - Bass Guitar
  • Pablo Batista - Percussion
  • Terry Baker - Drums, Percussion
  • Brian Haley - Drums
  • Todd Lawton - Bass Guitar
  • Tim Rosenau - Lead Guitar
  • Ernie G - DJ
  • Todd Parsnow - Lead Guitar
  • Braylon Lacy - Upright Bass Guitar
  • Ric Robbins - DJ
  • Lloyd Barry - Trumpet
  • Vinnie Ciesielski - Trumpet
  • Roy Agee - Trombone
  • Joe Johnson - Saxophone
  • Doug Moffet - Saxophone
  • Matt Cappy - Trumpet
  • Carl Cox - Saxophone
  • Jeff Bradshaw - Trombone

Orchestra[edit]

Certification and Chart Success[edit]

Billboard Album Chart Positions[edit]

Year Chart Peak
2007 U.S. Billboard Top Gospel Albums 1 [3]
2008 U.S. Billboard 200 33 [3]
2008 U.S. Billboard Top Christian Albums 1 [3]
2008 U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 7 [3]

Billboard Singles Charts[edit]

Year Song Title Chart Peak
2007 "Declaration (This is It)" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 35 [3]

Awards[edit]

Awards Wins[edit]

Award Nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Franklin, Kirk (2007). The Fight of My Life (CD inset). Kirk Franklin. GospoCentric Records. 
  2. ^ Chris M. Walsh, "Groban, Blige Enjoy Huge Weeks On Album Chart", Billboard.com, December 27, 2007.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h The Fight of My Life at AllMusic
  4. ^ "The 51st Annual Grammy Awards Winners List". Grammy.com. Retrieved 2009-02-14.