PASADENA, CA (January 16, 2018) – Early winners of the 49th NAACP Image Awards were announced at the pre-telecast gala dinner Sunday night in Pasadena, Calif. Grammy® Award-Winning Recording Artist Tamela Mann, her husband, NAACP Image Award-Winning Actor and Comedian David Mann, and the rest of the Mann family are celebrating their win for Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series for their hit docu-series The Manns (TV One). For the first time, members of the public that were not NAACP members could cast award votes, and industry and fans showed their support of the Mann family by honoring them with this prestigious award.
“Our family couldn’t be more thankful to God and the Image Award voters for this honor,” said Tamela Mann. “Our company is very much all in the family, with our kids playing a big part in the touring, music and acting business. We love working together and enjoy each other’s company. This honor is the icing on the cake and we’re very grateful to the NAACP for this award!” added David Mann.
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About Tamela Mann Tamela Mann is a Grammy® Award winner, NAACP Image Award® winner, BET Award winner, Billboard Music Award Winner, Soul Train Award nominee, multi-Stellar Gospel Music Award and GMA Dove Award-winning singer, actress, songwriter, producer, and businesswoman. Tamela’s seven-time Stellar Gospel Music Award-winning, two-time GMA Dove Award-winning album Best Days debuted at No. 1 on multiple music sales charts and includes the No. 1 RIAA-Platinum certified single “Take Me to The King.” She set a historic personal and industry record as the first Gospel lead artist in Billboard Gospel radio chart history to score three consecutive No. 1’s from an album. The string of hits includes “Take Me to The King,” “I Can Only Imagine,” and “This Place.” Tamela’s Billboard chart-topping fourth solo studio album One Way is available online and in stores and features the Billboard No.1 singles “God Provides” and “Change Me”. In 2017, she broke the record for the most No. 1’s in the history of Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart when “Change Me” became her sixth leader. Tamela co-stars with husband actor/comedian David in the hilarious TV comedy, Mann & Wife, and their family docu-series, The Manns. Together, the couple heads up their independent entertainment company Tillymann Music Group.
About David Mann Ingeniously funny and extraordinarily talented are understatements when it comes to David Mann, the multi-faceted actor and NAACP Award winner for “Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series” for “Meet the Browns.” A native of Texas, David masterfully showcases his God-given talents in a most dynamic and distinguished way. His musical and theatrical talents brilliantly epitomize ingenuity at its best. Along with his wife, Gospel singing sensation Tamela Mann, David co-stars in the hilarious TV comedy, Mann & Wife, and their family docu-series, The Manns. When David is not on set shooting, producing or directing, he brings his live comedy show to venues around the country playing to capacity crowds. David, together with Tamela, head up their independent entertainment company Tillymann Music Group.