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Marvin Sapp

Bishop Marvin Sapp is an American Gospel music singer-songwriter who began his career with the group Commisioned during the 1990’s before beginning a record-breaking solo career. His albums Thirsty & Here I Am would propel Sapp to become the all-time highest charting gospel artist in Billboard’s history of tracking album sales by 2010.

They say time heals all wounds but the cold hard truth is that there are no guarantees. When you’ve lost someone you love there’s no rainbow that suddenly appears over the horizon. The pain that engulfs you is like a roaring river — if you step too close to the edge it will sweep you off your feet and pull you downstream. But for 10-time Grammy Award nominee and celebrated pastor Marvin Sapp being dragged to the depths of his grief and drowning was never an option. Following the loss of his beloved wife of 20 years to cancer, preceded by the untimely deaths of his father and two best friends, Sapp still had three children to raise, an influential church to run and a thriving musical career to maintain. Despite enormous sadness he knew God would not want him to forsake his path. And so he poured his swirling emotions into his craft, crediting the cathartic creative process with the release of his stunning revelatory decree You Shall Live.

Marvin Sapp returns with the new single “Close” from his forthcoming 11th solo album. Now at the age of 50, Marvin finds himself at a crossroads in life with a fresh perspective. As a widowed father of three & officially an “empty-nester,” Marvin pens each song as a love letter to his Creator. “I must be close, to my destiny; extremely close to my victory” he sings, both inquisitively and yet still with the full forced faith only Bishop Sapp can deliver. Featuring collaborations with Kirk Franklin & Sapp’s long-time collaborator Aaron Lindsey (Thirsty/Here I Am), Close will be available everywhere September 29th, 2017.

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