The Nu Nation Project

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The Nu Nation Project
Studio album by Kirk Franklin
Released September 22, 1998
Recorded 1997-1998
Genre Urban contemporary gospel
Label B-Rite, Interscope
Kirk Franklin chronology
God's Property
The Nu Nation Project
Kirk Franklin presents 1NC
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

The Nu Nation Project is the fifth studio album by Kirk Franklin. It is his last CD with The Family and God's Property, the first to feature One Nation Crew, and the only one to feature Nu Nation. Kirk Franklin's original song "Something About the Name Jesus" is the sequel entitled "Something About the Name Jesus, Pt. 2" featuring Rance Allen, Marvin Winans, John P. Kee & Isaac Carree from the 2011 album, Hello Fear. It was released on September 22, 1998, and won the 1998 Grammy Awards for "Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album".[3]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Time Notes
1. "Interlude: The Verdict " 1:30
2. "Revolution" 5:37 featuring Rodney Jerkins, Background vocals by One Nation Crew; co-produced by Rodney Jerkins
3. "Lean on Me" 5:09 featuring Bono (lead singer of U2), Crystal Lewis, Mary J. Blige and R. Kelly; Background by the Family and Nu Nation
4. "Something About the Name Jesus" 6:08 featuring Rance Allen and Men of Standard, Background by the Family
5. "Riverside" 5:26 Background by the Family
6. "He Loves Me" 5:43 Background by the Family
7. "Gonna Be a Lovely Day" 5:41 Background by the Nu Nation
8. "Praise Joint [Remix]" 4:22 Background by God's Property
9. "Hold Me Now" 5:51 Background by Nu Nation
10. "You Are" 3:53 Background by the Family, Gospel Tabernacle Church Choir
11. "Interlude: The Car (Stomp)" 1:25
12. "If You've Been Delivered" 3:34 Background by Nu Nation, O.D. Wyatt High School Choir, featuring D.J. Ernie Green (Ernie G)
13. "Smile Again" 6:52 featuring Donnie McClurkin and James Henderson; Background by God's Property
14 "Love [Remix] " 0:40 Background by Nu Nation
15 "My Desire" 4:17 featuring Fred Hammond Background by the Family, O.D. Wyatt High School Choir
16 "Blessing in the Storm" 3:30 Background by the Family
17 "I Can" 1:25 Background by the Family
18 "Lean on Me [R&B Remix]" 5:48 featuring K-Ci & JoJo, Destiny's Child, Divine, Boyz II Men, Dru Hill, Xscape and En Vogue; Background by One Nation Crew, Nu Nation, the Family, and God's Property; Bonus hidden track

Certification and Chart Success[edit]

The album was certified Gold on January 20, 1999 (1999-01-20), Platinum on January 20, 1999 (1999-01-20) 2x Platinum on March 28, 2000 (2000-03-28).[4]