Dallas, TX — Acclaimed Actress, GRAMMY® Award Nominee, NAACP Image Award Nominee, and Dove Award-Winning Singer TAMELA MANN received two NAACP Image Award nominations earlier today as the categories and nominees for the 44th NAACP Image Awards were announced during a live press conference from the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, Calif. Tamela landed nominations for Outstanding Female Artist and Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary.)
“I give praise and thanks to the Lord for the many blessings that continue to come my way this year,” said Tamela. “I’m honored to be recognized by the NAACP in the categories among many talented artists. These are my ‘best days’.”
Tamela’s CD, BEST DAYS, debuted at #1 on multiple music sales charts, including both Billboard’s Top Gospel Album Chart and Billboard’s Top Christian/Gospel Chart and the Christian Music Trade Association’s (CMTA) Current Gospel Overall Chart and continues an impressive run in the top of the charts. The #1 single, “Take Me To The King,” written and produced by Kirk Franklin, remained at the top of the Gospel radio chart this week.
Tamela received her first NAACP Image Award nomination in 2010 for Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary) for her album The Master Plan.
The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Winners will be announced during the two-hour star-studded event, which will air live on Friday, February 1 (8 ET live/PT tape-delayed) on NBC.
About Tamela Mann
Tamela Mann is an accomplished NAACP Image Award nominated actress, singer, songwriter, producer, and businesswoman. Starring as “Cora Simmons,” the loving and churchgoing “but woe to those who cross me” 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 the top of 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. Tamela and David’s new cooking and lifestyle show, “Hanging With The Manns,” will be coming to television next year