Sunday, April 20, 2014

Tamela Mann - Music

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 Tamela Mann - Music

By Rych McCain International/Nationally Syndicated Entertainment Columnist
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Tamela Mann
Winning Big In The Game Of Praise!

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Tamela Mann
As a shy little girl, she started singing in church and like many of her contemporaries who began the same way blossomed into a major gospel superstar. After paying dues while perfecting her craft in church and school choirs, Ft Worth, Texas native Tamela Mann got her big break when she joined platinum recording superstar artist, the Rt. Rev. Kirk Franklin and The Family. Mann sang lead on several of Franklin’s biggest hits. After some time with the group opportunity came knocking in the form of Tyler Perry who cast her as Cora Simmons in his hit stage play “I Can Do Bad All By Myself.” Her character was so popular that Perry cast her in a string of plays that followed as the same character. After Perry secured a deal with Lionsgate Films, Mann became a staple as Cora in the successors of the “Madea” film franchise. She even extended the famed role to TV in Perry’s hit sitcom “Meet The Brown’s.”

Tamala Mann performing on BET Celebration Of Gospel
Mann is married to actor/singer David Mann and the happy couple celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this year. They are such an exemplary couple that the 2014 “Gospel Goes to Hollywood” gala honored them with their “Equally Yoked Award” for outstanding married couples in show business. The Mann’s also graced the cover of Ebony Magazine’s 10 Hottest Couple issue.  Her hubby is famous in the Tyler Perry stage plays, films and TV for his role as Mr. Brown where Cora is his daughter. Together the Mann’s created their record label in 2005 called Tillymann Music Group. Her first album “Gotta Keep Movin” was released in 2007, the second LP “The Master Plan” dropped in 2009. Both projects met with critical chart and music awards success. Mann’s latest album, 2012”s “Best Days” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Chart and gave us the smash hit “Take Me To The King.” Despite the massive success of this couple they are two of the most down to earth people you want to meet staying very humble and yet very for real.
     Mann has had a more that incredible two year run with her latest projects. What is her reaction to it? She explodes, “It’s been wonderful. I’m like wow! But it’s just really been a blessing, the whole journey, it’s been just, I’m in awe! I’m honored and thanking God for the doors he has opened for me and just the opportunity to reach people  and bless them in music and to give inspiration and share our God.” Mann has been on many hits with both gospel and secular artists. How does it feel to now crank out hits of her own? She’s all smiles, “It’s wonderful. I mean I don’t really even have the words to say because you hope things are going to do good and take off but when it happens and you don’t know that it is, I’m just grateful to be in this place.” Will we see the Mann’s soon on the big and little screens? Mann  beams proudly, “We’re working on a reality show ‘Meet The Mann’s’ and also a sitcom where we get to play man and wife so we have a couple of things going on!”

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