Tamela Mann and Kirk Franklin are jumping up and down with praises to the King of kings. The digital single of "Take Me To The King," written and produced by Franklin and recorded and performed by Tamela, has been RIAA Certified Gold, having sold more than 500,000 digital copies in the US alone. The song is the lead single to Tamela's No. 1 selling 2012 album 'Best Days.' When the single was released to Gospel radio, it quickly climbed to No. 1 on the Gospel radio chart where it remained for more than 25 weeks.
"What an amazing surprise to be presented with my first RIAA Certified Gold plaque by my husband of 26 years," said Tamela. "I thank God every day for my family, friends, music and the many blessings in my life. Kirk is a dear friend and an incredibly talented artist, writer and producer. I'm so grateful to him for penning such a powerful lyric and asking me to lend my voice to such an important message."
"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..
See the photo below of how Tillymann Music Group label head and Tamela's manager and husband, David Mann, presented to Tamela her RIAA Certified Gold plaque during their Comedy and Concert event on Friday, August 1 at the Victoria Fine Arts Center in Victoria, Texas.