Hello Fear

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Hello Fear
Kirk Franklin Hello Fear.jpg
Studio album by Kirk Franklin
Released March 22, 2011
Genre Urban contemporary gospel
Label Verity
Producer Franklin, Harris, Lewis, Tackett
Kirk Franklin chronology
The Fight of My Life
Hello Fear
Losing My Religion
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Hello Fear is the eleventh album overall by Kirk Franklin released through Verity Records. It is his first studio album in four years. The first single "I Smile" reached number 85 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it his first single in six years to appear on that chart; last single to do so was "Looking for You" in 2005 which reached number 61. The album debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 with 78,800 copies sold in the first week, becoming his first album in nine years to debut in the top ten; last album being The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin in 2002 which debuted at number four.[2] The album has sold over 401,000 copies, ranking as the 64th highest selling album in the US in 2011.[3] On February 12, 2012, the album was certified Gold by the RIAA.[4] In 2012, the album won Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album. As of August 2015, the album has sold 572,000 copies in the US.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Album release
No. Title Length
1. "Hello Fear" 5:33
2. "The Story of Fear" 1:10
3. "Before I Die" 4:23
4. "I Am" 5:36
5. "But the Blood" 4:06
6. "Everyone Hurts" 6:33
7. "I Smile" 5:07
8. "Give Me" (featuring Mali Music) 6:28
9. "Never Alone (Interlude)" 1:04
10. "The Altar" (featuring Marvin Sapp & Beverly Crawford) 6:58
11. "Something About the Name Jesus Pt. 2" (featuring Rance Allen, Marvin Winans, John P. Kee & Isaac Carree) 5:36
12. "Today" 5:30
13. "The Moment #1" 6:11
14. "The Moment #2" 7:06
15. "A God Like You" 6:18
Total length: 77:39


Main vocalists/ensemble[edit]

Additional vocalists[edit]

  • Candy West (soprano)
  • Faith Anderson (soprano)
  • Peaches West (alto)
  • Debette Draper (alto)
  • Michael Bethany (tenor)
  • Deonis Cook (tenor)
  • Myron Butler (tenor)


  • Kirk Franklin: Keyboards
  • Shaun Martin: Keyboards, Programming
  • Bobby Sparks: Hammond B-3, Programming
  • Terry Baker: Drums, Percussion
  • Todd Parsnow: Lead Guitar
  • Keith Taylor: Bass Guitar
  • Ernest "Ernie G" Green: DJ
  • Darius Fentress: Percussion
  • Matt Butler: Cello
  • Robert "Sput" Searight: Snare
  • Doc Powell: Lead Guitar
  • Philip Lassiter: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
  • Jeff Coffin: Baritone Saxophone, Flute Trio
  • Nick Marchione: Lead Trumpet
  • Doug DeHays: Baritone Saxophone
  • Brian Clancey: Flute
  • Teddy Riley: Vocoder & Voice-Box