Release Date September 1998
 Artist Kirk Franklin
 Record Label Gospo Centric Records
 Albums With U2 The Nu Nation Project (1998)
 Promotional Releases Lean on Me (1998)
Bono performs on the track "Lean on Me (Album Version)".
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
Lean on Me (Both Versions): Written by Kirk Franklin. Co-Produced by Dan Shea. Vocals co-produced by Kevin Bond for Bonded Music. Recorded at Andora Studios, Burbank, CA; Paramount Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Wallyworld Studios, San Rafael, CA; by Dave Rideau, Bobby Fernandez, David Gleeson, and Dan Shea. Assisted by Luis Quine and Paul Westheimer. Recorded at Dallas Sound Lab, Dallas, TX; Enterprise Studios, Burbank, CA; by "Bassy" Bob Brockman, Kevin Bond, and Chris Bell. Assisted by James Murray and Phil Green. Recorded at Chicago Trax, Chicago, IL. Assistant engineer: Anthony Kilhosser.  Recorded at Westland Studios, Dublin, Ireland. Mixed at Barking Doctor Studios, Mt. Kisco, NY by Mick Guzauski. Assisted by Tom Bender. Production coordinated by Lexy Shroyer. Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York, NY by Tom Coins. Lead Vocals: R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige, Crystal Lewis, Bono, Tamela Mann, and Dalon Collins. Background Vocals: The Family. Additional background vocals: Nu Nation. Piano: Kirk Franklin. Piano, keyboards and Rhythm Programming: Dan Shea. Organ: Jerome Harmon. Guitar: Michael Landau. Bass: Nathan East. Drums: Ricky Lawson. Percussion: Len Barrett. Strings arranged & conducted by: Bill Ross.
This recording was made in the summer of 1998, and Bono contributes his vocals long distance to the project.  The song, Lean on Me, was the first single from Franklin's Nu Nation Project album. The song went on to be nominated for a Grammy Award, and at the 1999 awards show, Bono performed onstage along side the other artists.

It should be noted that even though the second song on this single is called the Album Version, it is not the version that appears on the album.  It is 5:56, where the version on the album in 5:08. It is a different mix of the song than on the album as well.  It also appears on the single in the same format.

  • "Lean on Me" (5:08) is featured on the album Nu Nation Project by Kirk Franklin.
  • "Lean on Me" was also released as a commercial single.
 5" CD:
 USA Pressing, INT5P-6449
Label: Gospo Centric Records
UPC: None
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix: INT5P-6649 9053311583 MFG BY UNIVERSAL
Catalog Information:
USA, Gospo Centric, INT5P-6649
Track Listing:
Lean on Me (Video Version) (5:10) / Lean on Me (Album Version) (5:56)
Further Information:
Note that the version found on this single is NOT the same as the version found on the album although it is named the Album Version.
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