DALLAS (December 6, 2012) – Acclaimed Actress, NAACP Image Award Nominee and Dove Award-Winning Singer TAMELA MANN added GRAMMY ® Award nominee to her already impressive list of accolades last night as the 55th Annual GRAMMY® Award nominations were announced in Nashville, Tenn. by The Recording Academy. Tamela landed her first GRAMMY® Award nomination for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance for “Take Me To The King.” The smash single, “Take Me To The King,” is having a record year at radio holding at #1 for the 5th consecutive week on the Billboard Gospel radio chart and 10 weeks on Media-Base.
“I have many blessings to be thankful for this year, and receiving my first GRAMMY® nomination is in the top of my list,” said Tamela. “To be recognized for my performance of ‘Take Me To The King’ by The Recording Academy is truly an honor. God is great.”
The #1 single, “Take Me To The King,” written and produced by Kirk Franklin, is the first single from Tamela’s CD, BEST DAYS, which 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. The CD continues its impressive run at #1 for the 8th week.
“The success of ‘Take Me To The King’ on the Gospel radio chart is beyond what I ever imagined,” said Tamela. “I am thankful for the continued support of my fans.”
The 55th Annual GRAMMY® Awards are announced live on CBS on February 10, 2013 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. For a full list of nominees, visit www.grammys.com.