God's Property is a collaboration studio album by Kirk Franklin and God's Property. It was released on May 27, 1997. At the time of its release, urban contemporary gospel had gained massive ground in the music industry, thus sending the album to its third position peak on the Billboard 200 album chart and making it the first gospel album to top the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, where it reached number one on five nonconsecutive weeks.
Written by Kirk Franklin (features interpolation of "One Nation Under A Groove" written by George Clinton, Jr., Garry Shider, and Walter Morrison, who are also credited with writing "Stomp")
Guest performance by Cheryl "Salt" James.
"My Life Is In Your Hands"
Written by Kirk Franklin (It can be heard on the end credits to Spike Lee's "Get On The Bus", and is added to the soundtrack album 'Get On The Bus: music from and inspired by the motion picture', available on 40 Acres and A Mule MusicWorks and Interscope Records.)
The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 119,000 copies, making it the highest charting gospel album at the time (until Marvin Sapp's Here I Am debuted at #2 in 2010). It was also #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for 5 non-consecutive weeks making it the first gospel album ever to top that chart. It was also #1 on the Top Gospel Albums chart for 42 consecutive weeks also making it the longest streak at #1 on that chart, and the album would remain on the chart for 105 weeks total. In October 2001 the album was certified triple platinum with over 3 million copies sold across the United States and remains the best selling gospel album of all time.