Marvin Sapp's Thirsty

By Jenny Bennett | managing editor,
Posted: Wed, 04/16/2008 - 20:40

Never Would Have Made It Remains #1 at Gospel Radio; Sapp to Perform on Dove Awards April 23

New York, NY – April 16, 2008 – Marvin Sapp's blockbuster CD continues its momentum and this week reclaims the #1 spot on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums Chart. Released July 3, 2007 the CD has been in the #1 position longer than any other Gospel CD released in the last year.

The powerful hit single Never Would Have Made It has made history as the longest #1 song at Gospel radio. The song is currently #1 at Gospel radio, where it has been for 29 weeks. Never Would Have Made It is also tied as the second longest #1 radio single across all formats.With a recent surge of airplay at Urban Radio, Never Would Have Made It is #13 on the Urban AC Chart and is in rotation at such stations as WMMJ (Washington), WBLS (New York), WRNB (Philadelphia), WWIN (Baltimore), KJLH (Los Angeles), WMXD (Detroit), WVAZ (Chicago) and more.Additionally, Never Would Have Made It is one of SonyBMG's top 20 selling ringtones. Marvin Sapp will perform Never Would Have Made It on the Dove Awards Wednesday, April 23.He received a Dove Award nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year.

Though Sapp has stayed busy promoting Thirsty, his work in ministry is still thriving.As a pastor, Sapp continues to oversee Lighthouse Full Life Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, which next month will move into a new 17 acre property formerly occupied by the Grand Rapids Catholic Diocese. Further, he and his wife Dr. MaLinda Sapp have founded the Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts and Technology (GREAAT), which will open in Fall 2008 with the support of the Grand Rapids Public School District.
According to Billboard, Zomba Gospel was the #1 Gospel label in 2007 and held the #1 position on the Gospel Albums chart for 28 weeks overall last year. A division of Zomba Label Group, Zomba Gospel is comprised of Verity Records; Gospocentric Records; Kirk Franklin's Fo-Yo Soul Entertainment; Quiet Water Entertainment; F. Hammond Music and New Life Records. Zomba Gospel is based in New York, with offices in Los Angeles and Nashville.


For More Information, Contact:Kymberlee Norsworthy, Zomba Gospel Publicity
212.833.6640 or

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