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About Tamela Mann

Singer Tamela Mann performed with gospel legend Kirk Franklin before she launched a successful solo career, scooping up some of the industry’s biggest awards along the way. ∙ Mann led an all-star group of vocalists, including Bono and Mary J. Blige, on Kirk Franklin’s “Lean On Me,” from 1998’s Grammy-winning The Nu Nation Project. ∙ Thanks to the smash hit “Take Me to the King,” 2012’s Gold-certified Best Days racked up multiple awards and led Billboard’s decade-end Top Gospel Albums chart. ∙ Her 2016 album, One Way, earned her a Grammy Award (for “God Provides”), and a record for most No. 1s on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart, after “Change Me” took the top spot. ∙ In 2018, she received the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award from the Stellar Awards, honoring her nearly 30-year career in gospel music. ∙ She’s appeared in more than a dozen of Tyler Perry’s film, stage, and television productions, including a starring role in the sitcom Meet The Browns, alongside her husband, David. ∙ In addition to running a record label (TillyMann, Inc.) with her husband, she also heads up a size-inclusive athletic clothing line called the Tamela Mann Collection. ∙ Mann Family Dinner, a web reality series featuring Mann and her family discussing a variety of topics around the dinner table, premiered in 2020.

Fort Worth, TX, United States
June 9, 1966

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