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Tamela Mann and Kirk Franklin Late Additions to BET Awards

Tamela Mann and Kirk Franklin Late Additions to BET AwardsAcclaimed Actress, NAACP Image Award Nominee, GRAMMY® Award Nominee and Dove Award-Winning Singer TAMELA MANN is added to the epic lineup of performers for BET Awards ’13 live in Los Angeles from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, June 30.

The 2013 BET Awards’ Best Gospel Artist nominee will perform her #1 smash hit “Take Me To The King” with the song’s writer and producer, gospel superstar Kirk Franklin.

“‘Take Me To The King’ is one of those songs that sticks with people and helps them have a personal moment with God,” said Tamela. “I’m honored that BET has given me an opportunity to share this song with a wider audience. I pray that the song will speak to someone for the first time.”

Tamela Mann and Kirk Franklin Late Additions to BET AwardsThe show also includes stellar performances by Mariah Carey, R. Kelly, Nicki Minaj, Miguel, India.Arie, Ciara, Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, T.I., Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake, Janelle Monáe, Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder, and Erykah Badu. Angela Bassett, Gabrielle Union, Paula Patton and La La Anthony are among the talented line-up of presenters. Miami Heat basketball star Dwyane Wade will be honored with the Humanitarian Award presented by State Farm, and R&B singer/songwriter Charlie Wilson will receive the prestigious Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award.

Hosted by actor and comedian Chris Tucker, the BET Awards ’13 will air live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 30 at 8p.m. ET/PT. Tune into BET.

Tamela Mann and Kirk Franklin Late Additions to BET AwardsABOUT TAMELA MANN

Tamela Mann is an accomplished NAACP Image Award nominated actress, GRAMMY® Award nominated singer, songwriter, producer, and businesswoman. Starring as “Cora Simmons,” the loving and churchgoing daughter of beloved Deacon Leroy Brown and the iconic Madea Simmons on the hit TBS comedy Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns, Tamela makes millions laugh every week while she enjoys a unique personal double blessing. Continuing the role she originated in Perry’s 2004 play and 2008 film of the same name, the sassy, high spirited multi-talented singer and actress is able to work every day with David Mann, her husband who plays Leroy. Tamela’s highly successful, Dove Award-winning CD “The Master Plan” remained at the top of the Gospel sales chart for almost a year, and in 2010, Tamela released “The Master Plan Deluxe Edition” which contained not only all the songs from the best-seller, but David’s CD, “Mr. Brown’s Good Ol’ Time Church,” and a full bonus DVD of behind the scenes footage and music videos. Tamela’s CD “Best Days” debuted in 2012 at #1 on several music sales charts and includes the #1 single “Take Me To The King,” which earned Tamela her first GRAMMY ® Award nomination for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance. Both the CD and single remained at #1 for a record number of weeks; the CD charted at the top for 15 weeks and the single for 25 weeks. Tamela and David’s new cooking and lifestyle show, “Hanging With The Manns,” along with several other film and TV productions, will be released soon.

For more information about Tamela Mann, visit http://www.tillymannmusic.com and www.facebook.com/davidtamelamann.

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