DVD LANDS AT #2 ON THE CHRISTIAN MUSIC VIDEO CHART
Marvin Sapp’s highly anticipated new CD & DVD lands at the top of the Billboard charts. Released last Tuesday, the CD debuted at #1 on the Gospel sales chart, and #9 on the Billboard Top-200. Additionally, the live recording DVD debuted at #2 on the Christian Music Video chart.
The first single, “My Testimony,” is currently #2 at Gospel radio. “It is a transparent, introspective look at what I came through and how, in the midst of it all, I still maintained and am maintaining my faith,” Sapp says of the single, which he co-wrote with Aaron Lindsey. “The song’ is about me sharing how I got through it, not just that I got through it.”
Recorded live at Evangel Cathedral just outside of Washington, D.C., I WIN is Sapp’s first CD since the passing of his wife and manager MaLinda, and it is the first live CD recorded outside of Sapp’s Grand Rapids, Michigan, hometown. Still, I WIN is indeed a musical triumph, with 10 brilliant tracks that reinforce Sapp’s sentiment that “because I endured, I won.”
Marvin Sapp first hit the national stage in 1990 as a member of the groundbreaking group Commissioned. The group disbanded around 1996 and Sapp launched his solo career. After a string of Top-Ten radio hits and a considerable following in Gospel music, Sapp saw unprecedented mainstream success in 2007 when a song that started out as a spontaneous moment of worship became a runaway hit at radio. The song, “Never Would Have Made It,” went on to become the #1 most played song of any genre at radio, and was the first Gospel song to sell 1 million ringtones. The rest, as they say, is history.