Tamela Mann's 'Take Me To The King' Reaches Gold with Over 500,000 Singles Sold

Tamela Mann's "Take Me to the King" single was just certified as Gold, meaning the Kirk Franklin written tune sold over 500,000 records.

"What an amazing surprise to be presented with my first RIAA Certified Gold plaque by my husband of 26 years," said Mann in a press release.

She added, "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."

The song was named one of the most performed songs on gospel radio for 2013, and was celebrated at the 2014 BMI Christian Music Awards.

"We couldn't be happier for Tamela and the certification of her first Gold single. As a boutique independent distributor, this is also our first Gold single," said CEO of Syntax Creative, Timothy J. Trudeau in a statement, "It's been an honor to partner with Tillymann and Central South for all these years as we've journeyed from Cora to 'Take Me To The King!'"

On June 29, Mann was honored as "Best Gospel Artist" at the BET Awards 2014.

Mann went up against some steep competition in the category for the "Best Gospel Artist" award. The others nominated were Erica Campbell, Donnie McClurkin, Tye Tribbett, and Hezekiah Walker, but Mann came out on top.

The year prior, Mann sang "Take Me To The King" at the awards show and brought the house down.

Watch her acceptance speech below: