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New Album From Tamela Mann September 9

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Tamela One Way CoverWith God Provides making its way to the top of the radio charts, TIllyMann Music Group sets the date of September 9th as the release date for One Way, the new project from multiple award winning songstress and actress Tamela Mann.  “This project has been a labor of love,” Tamela said. “Songs by some of the top writers and producers from different genres all came together to fit into a beautiful puzzle. I believe this album is going to encourage so many – wherever they’re at. I hope people will open their hearts to receive the message of the songs and let His word speak into their life.”

One Way is produced by Myron Butler and David Mann with production assistance from Kirk Franklin,  Eric Dawkins, King Logan, Shaun Martin and Timbaland.

David and Tamela Mann Robbed

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

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David and Tamela Mann report via Facebook that while in Atlanta yesterday, their car was broken into outside a Red Lobster in Camp Creek Marketplace. The couple, in town for a comedy show, posted a video about the incident Monday night on Facebook. indicating they had just arrived at the restaurant and were being seated when a woman ran into the restaurant and told them someone was breaking into their car.  Mann ran outside and tried to grab one of three men, but the assailants got away with his backpack, a new computer, identification and some of Tamela’s jewelry. The incident is under investigation.

Tamela Mann and RED Distribution Join Forces

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

63891-Tamela-Mann-originalTillymann Music Group announced a distribution partnership with RED Distribution for physical and digital distribution of multiple Dove and Stellar Award winner Tamela Mann‘s new project, One Way as well as the Tillymann catalog.

“We are delighted to be joining forces with Tamela Mann and Tillymann Music Group. The new music from the upcoming album is stunning. I have tremendous admiration for their award-winning catalogue, and this upcoming Tamela Mann release marks the beginning of an exciting new partnership for RED Distribution,” said President Bob Morelli.

“I have great respect for RED’s leadership and complete confidence in the team’s capabilities. Tillymann Music Group is excited by the synergy of collaborating with our new distributor, and we look forward to this new venture,” said David Mann, president of Tillymann Music.

One Way, the fourth studio album from the singer, actress, NAACP Image Award Winner, BET Award Winner and Grammy nominee is scheduled for release in late 2016.


Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Viewers are in for more love, life and a whole lot of laughs as BET announced the return of Its a Manns World, the reality series that takes us into the lives of entertainment power couple David and Tamela Mann and their family.david-and-tamela-mann

Set to make its second season premiere on February 23rd, Manns World will pick up following the family as they find themselves juggling  careers, church and community and family life .


Tamela Mann Earns Gold Certification

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Tamela Mann can now add a RIAA plaque to her already full trophy case.  The “Take Me To The King” digital single penned and produced by Kirk63891-Tamela-Mann-original Franklin and recorded and performed by Tamela, has been RIAA Certified Gold, having sold more than 500,000 digital copies. Tillymann Music Group label head and Tamela’s manager and husband, David Mann, presented Tamela with her RIAA Certified Gold plaque during their Comedy and Concert event on Friday, August 1 at the Victoria Fine Arts Center in Victoria, Texas.

“Take Me To The King” was also recently named one of the most performed songs on Gospel radio in 2013 during BMI’s 2014 Christian Music Awards held at BMI in Nashville, Tenn.  The song featured on Tamela’s No. 1 selling 2012 album ‘Best Days’ was released to Gospel radio. The track quickly climbed to No. 1 on the Gospel radio chart where it remained for more than 25 weeks.

Recap: 2014 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Luncheon

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014


It’s arguably one of the most anticipated events of the Stellar Award Weekend.  Hundreds come from across the nation in anticipation of the sweet presence that always invades the room. For many it sets the tone for their year, and is a time to be uplifted and encouraged.  I’m writing about none other than the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Luncheon.

For the past 15 years the event has been hailed as the hottest ticket in town. The invitation only event is the brain child of BMI Vice President Catherine Brewton and her team. The idea was stemmed from other industries hosting events and parties to celebrate their legends. Brewton felt that Gospel music with its life changing power needed that as well. It was there that the luncheon was birthed and since its inception it continues to get better. Throughout the years the event has maintained its intimacy by gathering Gospel’s top artist, musicians, writers, and industry executives into one room. Each person in the room represents a brand and function that makes the industry work.

The anticipation and energy was high on January 15th as legends Daryl Coley and Richard Smallwood were set to be honored. Despite the cold temperatures hundreds pressed their way to the Rocket Town venue for an afternoon of praise and worship. The presence was strong as you entered the beautifully decorated room. The lighting was warm and the center pieces shined brightly. Oprah Winfrey once stated, “Love Is In The Detail”, and that’s surely something that the BMI team believes. From the personalized invitations that were sent in the mail, to the seating assignments everything about the afternoon was excellence.

After the opening prayer by Bishop Joseph Walker of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Nashville, the coveted “BMI Most Performed Gospel Song Of The Year Award” was presented to Kirk Franklin. Franklin penned Tamela Mann’s smash single, “Take Me To The King”. Both Franklin and Mann took the stage tearful and Franklin shared how both him and Mann were friends since the age of 15. Tamela’s, “Best Days” album was nearly complete but Franklin insisted they save a slot for him on the album. That slot was the now ground breaking single, “Take Me To The King”. The song has spent over 20 weeks at #1 and the “Best Days” album remains in the Billboard Top 10. With the release of the Deluxe Edition the album is quickly headed to Gold Status. This win prepared Tamela for an amazing weekend , as the next day she won the Stellar Award for “Artist Of The Year”.

Hosts Donnie McClurkin and Erica Campbell greeted the attendees and the afternoon was underway. To honor the legendary Daryl Coley, BMI put together some of the most versatile and beastly vocalist to pay tribute to one of the best male vocalist of all time:

  • Floyd Wilkinson- “2nd Chronicles”
  • Earnest Pugh- “More Like Jesus”
  • Zacardi Cortez- “Jesus Saves”
  • Tasha Page Lockart- “He’s Preparing Me”
  • Jason Nelson- “Sovereign”
  • Pastor Beverly Crawford- “Can’t Tell It All”.

Pastor Beverly Crawford got the entire room in a shout as she took us to church on “Can’t Tell it All”. Zacardi Cortez’s rendition of “Jesus Saves” would be a refreshing radio hit as he breathe new life into the classic. Tasha Page Lockhart’s rendition of “He’s Preparing Me” brought forth testimony service. Host Erica Campbell explained how she listened to that song many years ago when her and her sister Tina were just starting out.  Jason Nelsons amazing tone on “Sovereign” made the song an even greater masterpiece. Donald Lawrence and Company sang heaven down holding the background  vocals along with the band.

To honor the maestro Dr. Richard Smallwood the following artist gave the following tributes:

  • Y’Anna Crawley- “Don’t Worry”
  • Donnie McClurkin- “Center Of My Joy”
  • Dorinda Clark Cole- “What He’s Done for Me”
  • Marvin Sapp- “Healing”
  • Yolanda Adams- “I Love The Lord and Total Praise”
  • Anyasha Figueroa and Timiney Figueroa- “Angels”

BMI VP Catherine Brewton announced this years luncheon will be available on CD as a compilation and released later in the year.  Yolanda Adams’s “I Love The Lord” was reminiscent of her powerful tribute to Whitney Houston at the NAACP Image Awards, and Anyasha and Timiney’s “Angels” brought a new light to the song as well as honored the previous version.  Keep it locked to for updates concerning the 2014 BMI Trailblazers Compilation.

Tamela Mann Reacts To Grammy Nominiation

Friday, December 7th, 2012

The Grammy Nominations were announced Wednesday December 5, 2012 and Tamela Mann has received one for her SMASH single, “Take Me to The King”. The single has remained at the top of the Billboard Gospel Charts and become an anthem of 2012. David Mann invited the social world into his home where he broke the news to Tamela that she was now a Grammy Nominee.

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David and Tamela Mann Fashion Line???

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Well sort of! David “Mr. Brown” Mann and wife, gospel songstress Tamela announced via Instagram a forthcoming line of David & Tamela Mann t-shirts.  The shirts will feature photos of the artists, including David’s famous Mr. Brown character from Tyler Perry shows and Tamela’s beautiful cover from her current album “Best Days” Tees will soon be available on