Marvin Sapp
American singer
Marvin Sapp
Pastor Marvin Louis Sapp is an American Gospel music singer-songwriter who recorded with the group Commissioned during the 1990s before beginning a record-breaking solo career. Sapp is also the Founder and Senior pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center Church, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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Pastor Terry Jones Arrested Before He Could Burn Qurans
Huffington Post - over 3 years
MULBERRY, Fla. -- Law enforcement arrested a Florida pastor Wednesday as he drove to a park to light nearly 3,000 Qurans on fire to protest the 2001 terrorist attacks. Polk County sheriff's deputies arrested Pastor Terry Jones, 61, and his associate pastor, Marvin Sapp Jr., 34, on felony charges as he drove a pickup truck towing a large barbecue-style grill filled with Qurans soaked in kerosene. He had said he was heading to a nearby park to burn 2,998 Qurans – one for every victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Sheriff's officials said they would hold a news conference later Wednesday to discuss specific charges. Mulberry's mayor, along with area elected officials, a sheriff's deputy and several Polk County residents have talked about the need to express love and tolerance for all faiths on Sept. 11. Jones is the pastor of a small evangelical Christian church. He first gained attention in 2010 when he planned to burn a Quran on 9/11, although he eventually called it off. ...
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Quassan Castro: To My Young Black Brothers in the Struggle
Huffington Post - over 3 years
As I sit listening to Marvin Sapp's "Never Would've Made It," I think of how to find my words a home inside your psyche. I understand you come from a place of having your core picked into tiny pieces. A wounded psyche is what you carry when your core is picked. Folks picking on the way you speak, the music you vibe to and your style of clothes. I am you, sewn from different threads, though born of the same cloth. I will not wave my hands in your face, pimping a position of condensation. When I speak, I speak neither from a position of authority nor from an acidic, careless tongue of judgment. My young black brother, I want you to know that even in your perceived imperfection, you are worthy of life, born with a unique purpose. You were not born to fail or carry feelings of inadequacy. To be invisible is to not be seen. To not be seen is to not be recognized. In Ralph Ellison's book, Invisible Man, lack of recognition causes the narrator to experience a perpetual deep ...
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BET Awards 2013: Kendrick Lamar Wins Big, Justin Timberlake Performs With Charlie Wilson
US Magazine - over 3 years
Kendrick Lamar was the night's big winner at the 2013 BET Awards on Sunday, June 30, but plenty of other stars -- including Justin Timberlake, Drake, Miguel, Charlie Wilson, Nicki Minaj, and Mariah Carey -- got time in the spotlight, too. Lamar, 26, capped off his breakout year with three awards, including Best New Artist and Best Male Hip Hop Artist. He also did double-duty as a performer, taking the stage with Erykah Badu and Janelle Monae for "Q.U.E.E.N." and with 2 Chainz and A$AP Rocky for "F--kin' Problems." "To my little homeboys and my homegirls back in the city, you looking at me on TV right now, I came up in that same county building, food stamps, welfare section eight," the Compton-raised rapper said while accepting one of his three trophies. "This is living proof that you can do anything you put your mind to." PHOTOS: 2013 BET Awards -- what the stars wore! Other big winners included Drake, who led with 12 nominations and won the Viewer's Choice Award, Video of the ...
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NJPAC Announces Schedule of Events
Belleville Patch - almost 5 years
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) has announced its schedule for the 2012-13 season, which is filled with new festivals, curatorial and artistic collaborations, and community partnerships, programs and artist outreach that will take place within and beyond its stages. Throughout the season, NJPAC will continue to add performances. NJPAC is located at 1 Center St. "Our 2012-13 season will be filled with the sounds of surprise" said John Schreiber, NJPAC's president and CEO. "We've consciously scheduled more curtains and added significantly to the artistic mix. In addition to what audiences have come to love and expect from the Arts Center, we're introducing new programs that will be unique to the region. If you already love NJPAC, there's plenty on the roster for you. And if you haven't yet been to the theater or visited in a long time, we think our expanded schedule will offer something to engage everybody." Single tickets are now onsale and may be purchased by calling ...
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Marvin Sapp returns victorious with ‘I Win’
South Florida Times - almost 5 years
Marvin Sapp's world was rocked when his wife MaLinda died from colon cancer in 2010. Along with his personal life,...
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Grand Ole Opry Honors Keith Urban; Nicki Minaj Tops Billboard 200
Voice of America - almost 5 years
Nicki Minaj Tops Billboard 200 Nicki Minaj debuts at Number One on this week’s Billboard 200 chart with her new album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.  First-week sales reached 253,000 copies.  Its first single, “Starships,” holds at Number 6 on this week’s Hot 100 list.  Other Top 10 entries on the Billboard 200 include Changed by Rascal Flatts at Number 3, My Head Is An Animal by Of Monsters and Men at Number 6 and I Win by Marvin Sapp at Number 9. Grand Ole Opry to Induct Keith Urban <!--IMAGE-LEFT--> On April 21, Keith Urban will be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.  He was given the news at his April 10 “All For The Hall” benefit concert in Nashville.  Urban hosts the annual charity show to raise funds for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.  Near the end of the event, Vince Gill brought Rascal Flatts on stage to present Urban with a black duffel bag that contained the Opry’s signature microphone stand.  After Gill invited Keith to become the Opry’s newest memb ...
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Nicki Minaj Debuts At #1 With 253K Copies Sold
MTV News - almost 5 years
By Gil Kaufman Nicki Minaj has scored her first #1 debut with her sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which sold 253,000 copies in its first week on the charts, according to numbers courtesy of Nielsen SoundScan. The album sold slightly more than it was projected to, earlier in the week.  Nicki's debut, Pink Friday, debuted at #2 in December 2010 on sales of 375,000. In other chart news, Madonna will suffer the worst second-week drop? in chart history when MDNA slips 87 percent from its debut to #8 on sales of 44,000. A number of other acts made it into the top 10, including country trioRascal Flatts, whose Changed came in at #3 (130,000), Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men, who made their American chart bow with My Head Is An Animal (#6, 55,000) and gospel great Marvin Sapp, in at #9 with I Win(44,000). The rest of the top 10: Adele, 21 (#2, 153,000), Lionel Richie, Tuskegee(#4, 95,000), One Direction, Up All Night (#5, 92,000), "The Hunger Games" soundtrack (#7, ...
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Review: Marvin Sapp returns victorious on "I Win"
Yahoo News - almost 5 years
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Jesus Take The Wheel: Gospel Singer Marvin Sapp Dating “Basketball Wives Of L.A.” Floozy
Bossip - almost 5 years
Looks like being a reality tv and Twitter freak has paid off for “Basketball Wives of L.A.” cast member Imani Showalter. According to HipHollywood reports: “Basketball Wives LA” star Imani Showalter has finally begun dating again. Showalter is the ex-fiancé of NBA star <a class="fplink fp-700650" href="/Stephen+Jackson+1">Stephen Jackson</a>, whom she has three children with, and was quite vocal on season one about not having dated since the couple split. Things changed last fall when Showalter met Grammy-nominated gospel singer <a class="fplink fp-188705" href="/Marvin+Sapp+1">Marvin Sapp</a>, who also pastors the Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapid, Michigan. Sapp was in Los Angeles judging Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound choir competition on Oct. 28 at the Staples Center and Showalter was introduced to him before the show. “The two exchanged information and immediately started corresponding after the show. A week or so later Marvin flew her to Grand Rapids to v ...
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Marvin Sapp - My Testimony
Contact Music - about 5 years
My Testimony by <a class="fplink fp-188705" href="/Marvin+Sapp+1">Marvin Sapp</a> Click here to watch the video (04:06) Submitted By: Contactmusic.com Tags: <a class="fplink fp-188705" href="/Marvin+Sapp+1">Marvin Sapp</a> - My Testimony R+B <a class="fplink fp-188705" href="/Marvin+Sapp+1">Marvin Sapp</a> Contactmusic Music  Categories: Music Videos
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Gospel Singer Marvin Sapp to Record First Album Since Wife's Death - Christian Post
Google News - over 5 years
Marvin Sapp, whose wife passed away in 2010 after a battle with cancer, has announced plans to record songs for a new album expected to be released in 2012. Marvin Sapp accepts the award for best gospel
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Music: Royal Tailor weaves Christ-centered life through music - Houston Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
... in Christian music that helped shape your style? A: My first Christian concert was Jeff Deyo, way back in his mullet years. Of course dcTalk was huge back then. We also listen to a lot of black gospel like Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp and John P. Kee
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Marvin Sapp Plans First Album Since Wife's Death: 'I'm Still Standing' - Billboard
Google News - over 5 years
Gospel superstar Marvin Sapp is planning to follow up his highly successful 2010 album &quot;Here I Am&quot; with a live album of all new songs, which he&#39;s gearing up to record on Oct. 7 at Evangel Cathedral in
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Church youth ministry attends Georgia conference - ENC Today
Google News - over 5 years
They were able to listen to or personally meet gospel greats such as Bishop Paul Morton, Marvin Sapp, Donny McClurkin, Immeasurable and William Murphy, and others. The trip, under the leadership of the Rev. RE Midgette Sr., Debra Kenyear, and the Youth
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marvin Sapp
    TWENTIES
  • 2009
    Age 21
    In 2009, Sapp won all seven Gospel Stellar Awards that he was nominated for.
    More Details Hide Details Sapp recorded Thirsty 's follow-up album, Here I Am, on October 16, 2009 at Resurrection Life Church in Wyoming, Michigan and released it on March 16, 2010. With its release, Sapp became the all-time highest charting gospel artist in Billboards 54-year history of tracking album sales. By selling approximately 76,000 copies of Here I Am its first week out, the album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, making Here I Am the highest charting album ever by a gospel artist. Here I Ams lead single, "The Best in Me," which was co-written by the album's producer, Aaron Lindsey (Israel Houghton), peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, No. 1 on Billboards Gospel Songs chart and reached No. 20 (with a bullet) on Billboards Urban AC chart. On January 15, 2011, Marvin Sapp topped the list of winners during the 26th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1991
    Age 3
    He dropped out of Aenon after being invited by Gospel singer Fred Hammond to sing with Commissioned in 1991 after Keith Staten left.
    More Details Hide Details Sapp appears on the group's albums Number 7, Matters of the Heart, and Irreplaceable Love. Sapp left in 1996 and was replaced by Marcus R. Cole. In 1996, Sapp decided to establish himself as a contemporary gospel solo artist and has recorded seven albums. Sapp first achieved crossover fame with the release of "Never Would Have Made It" from the album Thirsty in 2007. It peaked at No. 14 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, No. 82 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and also at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart. Thirsty debuted at No. 28 on the U.S. Billboard 200, No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and also No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Top Gospel Albums. It has been certified gold by the RIAA due to the album selling over 500,000 copies, making it Sapp's best selling album of his solo career, and has so far sold over 712,000 copies.
  • OTHER
  • 1967
    Age -21
    Born on January 28, 1967.
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