Acclaimed gospel music artist and actress Tamela Mann has the number one gospel music single, “Take Me to the King,” which is from her latest album Best Days (2012). She’s known by many for her role as Cora Simmons in several of Tyler Perry’s plays, including I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Madea’s Family Reunion, Madea’s Class Reunion, Meet the Browns and What’s Done in the Dark. Mann was an actress in Kingdom Come and Diary of a Mad Black Woman. She first began singing in her church’s adult choir at the age of 12, and she often performed solos. Her professional singing career began with the renowned gospel group Kirk Franklin and the Family. She has collaborated with many diverse artists, including Bono, Mary J. Blige, Al Green, Yolanda Adams, Celine Dion, R. Kelly and Fred Hammond, and is married to David Mann, most known for his role as Deacon Leroy Brown in several of Tyler Perry’s plays. Read the full article here: SoulTrain.com
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Antonio Maurice Daniels
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