Sapp teamed up again with longtime producer Aaron Lindsey on his newest album, YOU SHALL LIVE, creating a winning combination of exuberant anthems, contemplative tunes and unforgettable melodies that drive home a powerful message of triumph, garnering acclaim among peers and fans alike to mark his fourth #1 album debut.
With songs such as “Live,” “Thank You for the Cross,” “Beloved” and more, the 11-track offering inspires listeners to find strength through faith and to believe God will deliver us from life’s storms.
With sales of more than 700,000, it’s long been certified Gold From sweeping the 2009 Stellar Awards (he won in all seven caegories in which he was nominated) to dominating the salesand radio charts, with Marvin Sapp became a household name in both the gospel and urban music communities.
In an all-too-typical story, great artistic success has been muted by more basic, fundamental realities of life offstage that demand life in the spotlight be lived in proper perspective.
Sapp released a statement to Target 8 news Thursday evening: “Throughout my career, my family and I have fallen victim to inappropriate attempts to contact me by several unknown individuals.
As a father of three and pastor of one of the largest congregations in West Michigan, I cannot to take this kind of obsessive attention lightly.
I've built up a wonderful following and I know what they like to hear me sing.
When Cross Rhythms last reported on Michigan-born gospel star Marvin Sapp in 2007 he was in the process of breaking through to the upper echelons of gospel stardom.
After years of serving with the R&B gospel pioneers Commissioned and enjoying moderate success with a series of solo albums the singing pastor - Sapp heads up the Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Michigan he formed in October 2003 - his 2007 album 'Thirsty' featuring the biggest gospel song of the year "Never Would Have Made It" not only reached number one in the US gospel charts and 28 in the mainstream album charts, it has continued to sell ever since.
There is a new twist in the mysterious disappearance of a Michigan doctor. Teleka Patrick cooked omelets and pancakes for in a scene from a bizarre romantic video.
Patrick was reportedly obsessed with gospel singer Marvin Sapp, Target 8 News reports.