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8/16/2012 - Tamela Mann's Highly-Anticipated CD BEST DAYS In Stores
Acclaimed Actress, NAACP Image Award Nominee and Dove Award-Winning Singer TAMELA MANN's highly-anticipated CD, BEST DAYS, is in stores today, The project is released by TillyMann Music Group Inc. and distributed by Central South Distribution. The CD's debut single, "Take Me To The King," holds strong at #2 for the third week on Billboard's Gospel radio chart.
BEST DAYS continues trending at #1 on Amazon.com's Gospel/Christian sales chart and the CD's debut single, "Take Me To The King," has been at the top of the iTunes Songs chart since its release in June.
"I want to present music that people can be blessed by and that can be healing," said Tamela about the new CD. "We have to put music out to keep people encouraged and keep lifting the body of Christ up. I hope BEST DAYS will bless and inspire people."
Produced by Myron Butler and Kirk Franklin, the 12-song CD showcases Tamela's powerful vocals and meaningful lyrics. The title track, penned by Butler, is a jubilant celebration of God's promises. "It's a very encouraging song and gives a lot of hope," Tamela said. "It's about looking back on your past, but not letting it take over your life. You can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Things will be better." Her hit single "Take Me To The King" is penned and produced by Franklin and has been the singer's fastest-climbing and highest-charting single of her career. "Whatever the problem, whatever the situation, remember you can always take it to the King," said Tamela.
Tamela is on the road for a month-long, multi-city promotional tour making stops for TV appearances, church performances, radio station interviews and events across the country. This week, Tamela is on Good Day Atlanta, TBN's Praise the Lord, and CBN's The 700 Club, and doing interviews along the tour route and numerous radio stations. She will be signing autographs at in-stores at Wal-Mart in Richmond, Va. and Virginia Beach, Va., and Best Buy in South Philadelphia, Pa. and Mount Vernon, N.Y. Please visit www.tillymannmusic.com and www.facebook.com/davidtamelamann for her updated tour itinerary.
In addition to launching her new CD, Tamela appears in the new film Sparkle, in theaters August 17. Sparkle, a remake of the 1976 film, tells the story of a young musical prodigy from a Harlem gospel choir, who is pushed into the limelight and struggles to become a star. The title character, Sparkle, is played by Jordin Sparks, and Whitney Houston plays her mother. Along with Tamela, Houston and Sparks, the stellar cast also includes Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carman Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Cee-Lo Green among others.
7/2/2012 - Tamela Mann's New Single "Take Me To The King" Lands At #1 On iTunes
Acclaimed Actress, NAACP Image Award Nominee and Dove Award-Winning Singer TAMELA MANN takes #1 new and noteworthy on iTunes and #1 single on Gospel/Christian iTunes singles chart this week with "Take Me To The King," penned and produced by Kirk Franklin. After six weeks on the chart, the single landed at #8 this week at Gospel radio.
A behind-the-scenes video of Tamela and Kirk recording "Take Me To The King" in the studio is available. It's a revealing look at the duo as they go through the creative process of making the hit single. To watch the clip, visit http://praisephilly.com/2089714/the-making-of-tamela-manns-song-take-me-to-the-king-video.
Surrounding the buzz about "Take Me To The King" and in preparation of the CD release in August, a multi-city promo tour is scheduled for Tamela over the next few months, making stops at churches, radio stations and events across the country. Tamela will share new music from BEST DAYS, pre-sell CDs, and sign autographs for fans. Upcoming appearances include the Essence Musical Festival Wal-Mart Pavilion in New Orleans on July 6, Bud Billiken Parade as Grand Marshall in Chicago on August 11, and TV tapings for BET's Lift Every Voice and Bobby Jones Gospel in early August. Please stay tuned to www.tillymannmusic.com and www.facebook.com/davidtamelamann for her updated tour itinerary.
BEST DAYS releases on August 14, 2012 through TillyMann Music Group Inc. and distributed by Central South Distribution. BEST DAYS is available for presale on Amazon.
To purchase "Take Me To The King" is on iTunes, visit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/take-me-to-the-king-single/id535538530
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