The song “Take Me to the King” is featured on Tamela Mann’s top-selling 2012 album “Best Days”. It was released to Gospel Radio, where the track quickly climbed to number one on the Gospel Radio chart, remaining at the top for more than 25 weeks. Tamela has performed this song on numerous TV shows, including the BET Awards, Sunday Best and the Stellar Awards. The song has found a special place in all her concerts as an inspiring high point of the powerhouse vocalist’s set. Mann is the only black female artist in recent years to receive a gold plaque from the RIAA for a digital recording, which has sold over half a million copies in America, the new certification level for digital singles established by the RIAA.
“Best Days” is the third studio album by African American recording artist Tamela Mann, released on Mann’s own independent record label Tillyman Music Group on 14th August 2012. The CD debuted at number fourteen on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and topped the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart, becoming Mann’s highest-charting album to date.
At the 55th Grammy Awards Ceremony, “Take Me to the King” received a Grammy nomination for “Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance”. The song was also a huge commercial success, topping the US Billboard Gospel Songs Chart for 19 consecutive weeks. In 2016, “Take Me to the King” was certified platinum by the RIAA for sales exceeding one million copies.