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ZOMBA LABEL GROUP CELEBRATES RIAA GOLD CERTIFICATION OF MARVIN SAPP'S THIRSTY

Album's "Never Would Have Made It" is longest running No. 1 radio single in the history of the BDS chart


MARVIN SAPP


NEWS SOURCE: GMA
August 22, 2008

Zomba Label Group recently presented Marvin Sapp (above, center) with a plaque commemorating the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) Gold certification of Thirsty (Verity Records) for shipments of more than 500,000 units. The album, which was released on July 3, 2007, features the record-breaking No. 1 hit single, "Never Would Have Made It." The song is longest running No. 1 radio single in the history of the BDS chart, having spent a total of 47 weeks in the No. 1 position at gospel radio, according to a press release.

Pictured (above, L-R) are Joseph Burney, Senior Director of A&R, Zomba Gospel; James "Jazzy" Jordan, SVP/General Manager, Zomba Gospel; Barry Weiss, Chairman & CEO, BMG Label Group; Jackie Patillo, Vice President of A&R, Zomba Gospel; Sapp; Tom Carrabba, EVP/General Manager, Zomba Label Group; Larry Khan, EVP of Urban Promotion, Zomba Label Group; Jeff Grant, Vice President of Radio Promotions, Zomba Gospel; and Damon Williams, Senior Director of Marketing, Zomba Gospel. (Photo by Ray Tamarra, courtesy of Zomba Label Group)

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