TUNE-IN ALERT: Marvin Sapp Reveals Why He Almost Quit Singing On Next Episode of TV One's UNSUNG, Airing Sunday, July 16 at 10 p.m. ET (VIEW SNEAK PEEK)
This Sunday on TV One's Unsung, Pastor/Singer Marvin Sapp reveals why he almost quit singing. The woman who stalked him claiming God chose him as her husband after he lost his wife MeLinda took a toll on Sapp. He opens up about this incident and many other painful challenges that his closest cohorts in the gospel industry helped him overcome.
Sapp, one of Billboard's Top 200 all-time highest charting gospel artists, shares his story of triumph and significant loss; Insights from friends provided by Kirk Franklin, Byron Cage, Donald Lawrence, Dorinda Clark Cole, Myron Butler, Aundrae Russell, Marvin Winans Sr. and Fred Hammond
TV One's longest-running and award-winning series Unsung, now in its 11th season, airs latest episode featuring Marvin Sapp at 10 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 16.
With one of the most unique voices in gospel music, Marvin Sapp has been spreading the Gospel through song for over three decades. His powerful mix of old-school sensibilities and new school swagger led him to dominate the gospel charts in the 2000s with seven Top 10 hits including the #1 songs, "Never Would've Made It," "The Best in Me" and "My Testimony." The Midwestern pastor's music resonated beyond the pulpit, often being played on mainstream radio and even landing on the Billboard R&B and Hot 100 charts.
But Sapp's faith would be tested on several occasions - from illness, to personal attacks, to the tragic death of his wife, MaLinda, to colon cancer.
Insights from family and friends are provided by Kirk Franklin, Byron Cage, Donald Lawrence, Dorinda Clark Cole, Myron Butler, Aundrae Russell, Marvin Winans Sr., Tyrone DuBose, Karl Reid, and Fred Hammond.