Never Would Have Made It by Marvin Sapp
"Never Would Have Made It" is a single by American gospel singer Marvin Sapp from his seventh studio album Thirsty. Sapp wrote this song as a tribute after the death of his father, Henry Lewis Sapp, Jr. He testifies that it was created by divine inspiration the Sunday after his father’s burial. The 2008 music video features Sapp in three different settings. In the first setting, Sapp is shown at Mount Zion Baptist Church. In the second setting, a pastor preaches at a different church in front of a small congregation. The final setting shows three young women at the grave of their loved one. The original music video shows the live recording. The song is Sapp's biggest success so far on American music charts. The song peaked at #82 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S. It also topped the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart and reached the top twenty on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs listing. The song was also certified platinum by the RIAA. Show video tutorial!
About the Artist
Pastor Marvin Louis Sapp (born on January 28, 1967) 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. Sapp was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan and began singing in church at age four. He spent his teenage years singing with a number of Gospel groups and ensembles before being invited by Gospel singer Fred Hammond to sing with Commissioned in 1991 after Keith Staten left. Marvin 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.