Tamela Mann Goes Gold

Seven time 2014 Stellar Awards winner Tamela Mann (Photo Credit: Linximages / The FrontPage Firm

Seven time 2014 Stellar Awards winner Tamela Mann (Photo Credit: Linximages / The FrontPage Firm

Congratulations to Tamela Mann, whose hit single “Take Me To The King” has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) having sold over 500,000 digital copies. Tillymann Music Group label head, Tamela‘s manager and husband, David Mann, presented her with the RIAA Certified Gold plaque during their Comedy and Concert event on Friday, August 1 at the Victoria Fine Arts Center in Victoria, Texas.

The single, penned by Kirk Franklin, is the lead single for Mann’s chart topping 2012 release Best Days. The album spent 30 weeks atop the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart while the single topped the Billboard Hot Gospel Airplay chart for over 25 weeks. The song would go on to win “Song of the Year” at the 2014 Stellar Awards and lead Mann to win seven Stellar Awards this year.  “Take Me To The King” was also named one of the most performed songs on Gospel radio in 2013 during BMI‘s 2014 Christian Music Awards held at BMI in Nashville, TN and earned Mann her first Grammy nomination in 2013.

“What an amazing surprise to be presented with my first RIAA Certified Gold plaque by my husband of 26 years,” said Mann. “I thank God every day for my family, friends, music and the many blessings in my life. Kirk is a dear friend and an incredibly talented artist, writer and producer. I’m so grateful to him for penning such a powerful lyric and asking me to lend my voice to such an important message.”

Tamela Mann-Take Me To The King singleThe song has become an anthem and has been performed on numerous TV appearances, including the BET Awards, BET Sunday Best, and ABC’s The View, continuing to catapult the track’s popularity and Mann’s celebrity.

“We couldn’t be happier for Tamela and the certification of her first Gold single. As a boutique independent distributor, this is also our first Gold single,” said Timothy J. Trudeau, CEO of Syntax Creative. He continued, “It’s been an honor to partner with Tillymann and Central South for all these years as we’ve journeyed from Cora to ‘Take Me To The King!'”

She’s preparing for an upcoming cooking and lifestyle show along side her husband David Mann titled Hanging With The Manns, which will premiere later this year.

Congrats to Tamela Mann on an incredible accomplishment.

Check out a preview of their new show Hanging With The Manns.

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