Marvin Sapp (American Singer)
Marvin Sapp BIOGRAPHY
American gospel music singer-songwriter Bishop Marvin Louis Sapp was born on January 28, 1967.He first made records in the 1990s with the group Commissioned before starting a solo career that set numerous records
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
Sapp was raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and at the age of four, she started singing at church. He got to know MaLinda Prince, his future wife, in the third grade. He was enrolled at Indianapolis, Indiana’s Aenon Bible College, which was not accredited.
Sapp has recorded seven albums since deciding to launch himself as a modern gospel solo artist in 1996. When “Never Would Have Made It” from the album Thirsty was released in 2007, Sapp became the first person to attain crossover success. It reached its highest position at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs list, No. 82 on the Billboard Hot 100, and No. 14 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Sapp went into Resurrection Life Church in Wyoming, Michigan on October 16, 2009, to record Thirsty’s follow-up album, Here I Am, which was released on March 16, 2010. After its release, Sapp rose to the position of highest charting gospel singer in the 54 years that Billboard has been monitoring album sales. Here I Am became the highest-charting album by a gospel performer ever when it debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, with almost 76,000 copies sold in its first week of release.
The lead song from Here I Am, “The Best in Me,” which was co-written by Aaron Lindsey (Israel Houghton), the album’s producer, peaked at No. 1 on the Gospel Songs list,No. 14 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and No. 20 (with a bullet) on the Urban AC chart. Marvin Sapp was the biggest recipient of the 26th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, which took place on January 15, 2011.
MaLinda Prince Sapp, the former administrative pastor of Sapp’s Lighthouse Full Life Centre Church, is his widow. MaLinda passed away from colon cancer complications on September 9, 2010.With MaLinda, Marvin Sapp had three children: Madisson (born June 9, 1999), MiKaila D. (born September 8, 1997), and Marvin L. II (born August 30, 1994).
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