It’s starting to look a lot like awards show season, and Marvin Sapp received his 7th Soul Train Music Award nomination just weeks after celebrating his single “All In Your Hands” reaching #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart. He was nominated in the Best Gospel/Inspirational category.
Marvin Sapp is a two-time Soul Train Music Award winner, and he was excited when his name was announced as a nominee. “I love that the Soul Train Music Awards continue the great tradition of celebrating black joy through music,” Sapp said. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be recognized this year for releasing music that made people smile and gave people a sense of hope.”
2022 marked numerous firsts for Sapp, including the TVONE premiere of his debut album on his own record label, the biopic Never Who’d Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story, and being officially crowned “Billion Spinners” on Pandora. Still, the “preacher who could sing” remains a consistent, personal presence at The Chosen Vessel Cathedral where he is senior pastor. Currently celebrating three years at the Fort Worth, Texas-based church, Sapp and his pastoral team recently observed a mass baptism of more than 100 people.
“I started pastoring a new church in a new city a few months before the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have had virtual services for almost two years, so this year has been one of renewed focus and revival at the Chosen Vessel Cathedral. Mass baptism was a time of refreshing for all of us.”
Sapp is nominated for her 15th album, Substance. The album debuted at #1 upon release, marking the singer’s seventh consecutive number one gospel album debut. It debuted at #3 on the Top Christian/Gospel Album Sales chart.
Substance is now available everywhere digital music is sold.