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BEST MOMENT: Tamela Mann’s Stunned Reaction to GRAMMY Nomination Caught on Social Cam

By Elena Simpson::EEW Magazine News Editor

Tamela Mann's stunned reaction to news that "Take Me to the King" is nominated for a 2012 GRAMMY Award was captured on Social Cam (Photo Credit: EEW Magazine via Social Cam)It's not every day that you get to see your favorite gospel stars in unguarded moments. But thanks to David Mann, husband of GRAMMY-nominated “Take Me to the King” singer, Tamela Mann, you get a peek inside the moment he broke the jaw-dropping news to his wife of her nomination.  

Her exhilarated response was priceless.

Before the big reveal, in a hushed voice, Mr. Mann, known by many as funnyman, “Mr. Brown” said via Social Cam, “Tam don’t know, but she’s been nominated for a GRAMMY, so I’m about to go tell her.”

He then quietly walked down the hallway to find the missus, who had just finished singing their grandson to sleep.

“Hey dear, look,” he said, “I want you to see something.”

So Mrs. Mann walked over, dressed in a turquoise t-shirt, sporting eyeglasses.

“You’ve just been nominated for a GRAMMY,” Mann sprung on her.

Immediately, the singer’s mouth dropped open and she let out a scream of delight, and covered her mouth, as not to awaken the sleeping baby.

“I got chill bumps,” she said and then asked, “Why you have to get me on camera?”

Afterward, she broke down crying. “Oh my God that is so great… God is great,” she said emotionally, covering her face.

After a few moments passed, the proud husband admitted that he was getting choked up and needed to turn the camera off to truly enjoy the moment with his wife.

“Take Me to the King” written and produced by the one and only Kirk Franklin, landed at #1 on the Billboard Gospel radio chart where it remained for weeks, marking the very first #1 track of her career.

Additionally, Mann’s CD, “Best Days,” released in August of this year, debuted at #1 on multiple music sales charts, including #1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Album Chart, Billboard's Top Christian/Gospel Chart, and the Christian Music Trade Association's (CMTA) Current Gospel Overall Chart.

The GRAMMY nomination is well-deserved indeed.

Click here to watch the sweet, exciting and touching moment, and see Tamela Mann's reaction for yourself on Social Cam.

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Reader Comments (19)

Awesome Tamela! Your
song "Take Me To The King" really ministers to me! Love ya!! and keep making Great annointing music with your God given gift!!

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie Pickett

I love it! Congratulations. It's so, so, so deserved. Take Me to the King is one of my favorite songs of the year!

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPam Davis

I love the Manns so much! They are the sweetest couple. Thank you two for allowing us to share this moment with you. So beautiful! What a blessing.

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEbony

She is one of my favorite gospel artists!!! Luvs her even more after seeing this.

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelli

Congratulations! The Grammy's got it right with this one!

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGospel Gal

OMG! So sweet. So happy for her.

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

Awww!!! Love this!!

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVee

She MUST win!! This is my SONG!

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEricka

Look at God!! I have had this song on constant repeat. It has gotten me through some hard times. Thank you Lord for your vessel to bring this song to us.

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLillian Barnes

So happy for you!! Grateful to be blessed by your gift!! Thank God/ thank you!

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLena

I'm couldn't be happier for you!! You have touched so many lives and in this season God is simply pouring back in all you have given to others--myself included. Love you woman of God!

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterProphetess Daniels

I am so happy for you Tamala...I met you at my church in Dallas this past Summer (Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, C,W. Wallace Pastor) was awesome seeing you sing Take me to the King in person and I appreciate you allowing me to take pictures and for giving me your autograph.

You are so worthy of this nomination...May God continue to bless you and your are an awesome woman of God.

I absolutely love this song. I need to hear it probably 20 times a day. Thanks for the inspiration. You deserve the accolades Congratulations!

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME!!! To God be the glory!

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFeria2

I teared up watching this. My heart is rejoicing. I feel like I got nominated! Go Tamala!!

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterApril

For some reason, I cannot watch the video, but I am so happy for her!! She is one of my all-time faves; she is sweet and REAL about her love for GOD. I hope she takes home the grammy and earns more and more success in the years to come!!

December 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLady

Congratulations: To a special unique Songbird ! Your Take me to the King is awesome. May your Blessings continue to rain down on you and your family.

December 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAda Haywood

I am wiping away tears! This is just beautiful! OMG

December 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKERI

CONGRATULATIONS TAM!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love you much!!!!!!!!!!!:)

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMs Preeya Brookins

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