Acclaimed Actress, NAACP Image Award Nominee, and GRAMMY® Award nominated recording artist Tamela Mann’s smash hit “Take Me To The King” soared to #10 at Urban AC radio this week.
“‘Take Me To The King’ is one of those songs that sticks with people and helps them have a personal moment with God,” said Tamela. “I’m honored a wider audience is embracing and connecting with this song.”
Coming off a stellar performance of “Take Me To The King” on the season finale of BET’s Sunday Best, Tamela is gearing up for a busy fall including the release of new music, serving as a judge on Verizon’s How Sweet The Sound Tour, and performing at churches and events across the country.
Tamela is also celebrating five Gospel Music Association Dove Award nominations for the upcoming 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards including Artist Of The Year, Song Of The Year: Take Me To The King, Gospel Performance Of The Year: Take Me To The King, Traditional Gospel Album of The Year: Best Days, and Traditional Gospel Song Of The Year: Take Me To The King. The Dove Award winners will be announced during the show on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.
Tamela Mann is an accomplished NAACP Image Award nominated actress, GRAMMY® Award nominated singer, songwriter, producer, and businesswoman. Starring as “Cora Simmons,” the loving and churchgoing daughter of beloved Deacon Leroy Brown and the iconic Madea Simmons on the hit TBS comedy Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns, Tamela makes millions laugh every week while she enjoys a unique personal double blessing. Continuing the role she originated in Perry’s 2004 play and 2008 film of the same name, the sassy, high spirited multi-talented singer and actress is able to work every day with David Mann, her husband who plays Leroy. Tamela’s highly successful, Dove Award-winning CD “The Master Plan” remained at the top of the Gospel sales chart for almost a year, and in 2010, Tamela released “The Master Plan Deluxe Edition” which contained not only all the songs from the best-seller, but David’s CD, “Mr. Brown’s Good Ol’ Time Church,” and a full bonus DVD of behind the scenes footage and music videos. Tamela’s CD “Best Days” debuted in 2012 at #1 on several music sales charts and includes the #1 single “Take Me To The King,” which earned Tamela her first GRAMMY ® Award nomination for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance. Both the CD and single remained at #1 for a record number of weeks; the CD charted at the top for 15 weeks and the single for 25 weeks. Tamela and David’s new cooking and lifestyle show, “Hanging With The Manns,” along with several other film and TV productions, will be released soon.
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