Tamela Mann Named Best Gospel Artist At BET Awards
July 1, 2014
NAACP Image Award-winning, GRAMMY®-Award Nominated Vocalist TAMELA MANN received her first BET Award on Sunday for Best Gospel Artist, announced during the live show broadcast on BET. She was escorted to the stage by her husband David Mann to accept her award.
“This is my first BET Award, and I am honored to proudly represent Gospel music on a mainstream platform,” said Tamela. “I’m thankful for BET’s support and recognition of my music, and to God be the glory. To the fans who continue to show their love and encourage me, I am grateful.”
The 2014 BET Awards aired live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre L.A. on Sunday, June 29.
Tamela Mann is an accomplished NAACP Image Award winner, GRAMMY® Award nominee, 2-time BET Award nominee, 7-time Stellar Gospel Music Award and two-time GMA Dove Award-winning singer, actress, 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 two-time GMA Dove Award and seven-time Stellar Gospel Music Award-winning 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 more than 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.