RIAA has certified the single "Take Me To The King" as Gold. Written and produced by Kirk Franklin and recorded by Tamela Mann, the tune has sold over 500,000 digital copies. The song, off of her 2012 release, Best Days, shot to #1 on the Gospel charts and it stayed there for 25 weeks. It was named one of the "most performed" songs of 2013 by BMI at their 2014 awards ceremony.
David Mann, Tamela's husband and the Tillymann Music Group label head as well as her manager, was the one who presented her with the Gold plaque on Friday, August 1st, during their Comedy and Concert event at the Victoria Fine Arts Center in Victoria, Texas.
In a press release, Tamela talked about how much more special it was to have David present the honor. She said, "What an amazing surprise to be presented with my first RIAA Certified Gold plaque by my husband of 26 years. 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."