Tamela Mann’s ‘OVERCOMER’ Album Available For Pre-Sale Now!

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Some albums are destined for a certain time. After several years of evolution and change in her life, Grammy® Award-Winning Artist, NAACP Image® Award-Winning Actress, Songwriter, and Producer, Tamela Mann, is set to release her new Tillymann Music album, Overcomer, through The Orchard Distribution on Friday, August 6. There is a new sense of authority and urgency in Tamela’s music now; she has lived these songs and is ready to share the strength and purpose she has found.

Propelled by the singer’s strong, passionate vocals, and her newfound voice as a songwriter, each of the 12 tracks on Overcomer was conceived to bring healing and hope to a world resetting after a tumultuous chapter in its history. There is plenty to unpack from a lyrical standpoint, and Tamela is at the writing helm on most of the songs.

“I poured my experiences into the lyrics, putting my heart and soul into the words on this album,” Tamela says. “It’s me looking at my life and the things I was dealing with, trying to learn from those things, and doing what I can to overcome them.”

Overcomer may be Tamela’s best work to date. Each song stands on its own as a masterful production. The album was executive produced by Tamela and her husband, Music Producer and NAACP Image® Award-Winning Actor/Comedian, David Mann, with production quarterbacked by a cadre of all-star producers and writers. Special guests include Kirk Franklin and Wyclef Jean on the stand-out track melding R&B, reggae, rap, and gospel, “Hello God;” Todd Dulaney on the worshipful “Finished Work;” Travis Green, the co-writer and producer of the anthemic “Finished;” and The Fellas, on her current single, “Help Me.” “Touch From You,” the debut single from the album, added to Tamela’s bank of personal bests; the track was her seventh No. 1 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart. “Source” and “He Did It For Me” are two other standouts. Says Tamela of the inspiration behind the lyrics for them both: “God is the source and my go-to when I’m lost. I can’t do anything without Him, and I never want to try to.”

Overcomer is the latest accomplishment and centerpiece in Tamela’s busy career. In Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living (BET+), she reprises her role as “Cora,” which she originated in Perry’s successful “Madea” plays, films, and hit television show, Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns. She and David released their first book and joint album, the NAACP Image® Award-winning Us Against the World. She is starring in two upcoming films: the Tyler Perry “Madea” movie coming to Netflix and Soul Santa airing this Christmas on BET, which she executive produced with David. Tamela also launched her own successful athleisure apparel line, the Tamela Mann Collection (tamelamann.com). The line has become a popular staple in the athleisure apparel space.

Tamela has always created art that encourages people and draws them closer to their faith. Her hit-laden music career includes such memorable songs as “Change Me,” “God Provides,” and the unforgettable, No. 1 Platinum-selling classic, “Take Me to the King.” Tamela has earned numerous accolades. In addition to scoring a Grammy®, she is a BET Award winner, Billboard Music Award winner, and multiple Gospel Music Stellar Award, NAACP Image® Award, and GMA Dove Award winner.

“I love butterflies. I feel like I’m coming out of the cocoon again, energized and on fire,” says Tamela, who underwent surgery to have both her knees replaced in the summer of 2019. After taking some time to work on her health and wellness, and a fresh creative mindset, she’s stepping forward a changed woman to express her heart and soul. “This is new music for a new time and a new me,” she says.

If someone were to ask the singer/songwriter what her greatest wish was for this album, says Tamela Mann: “My heart’s desire is to give people hope and let them know there’s still compassion in the world. It’s the opportunity for me again to show God’s love and His grace. That’s my purpose in life and for Overcomer.”

Overcomer is available for pre-sale now.
Track List:
Finished Work feat. Todd Dulaney
I Am
Source
Help Me feat. The Fellas
Hello God feat. Wyclef Jean and Kirk Franklin
Healer
Conqueror
Overcomer
Touch From You
He Did It For Me
Final Answer
Finished
WATCH THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “HELP ME” FEAT. THE FELLAS

And if you would like to read an interview I did with Tamela Mann, check out “Tamela Mann Shares About ‘The Gospel Tradition: In Performance At The White House’ & More: MY INTERVIEW…” In this interview, she shared her secrets for a long-lasting marriage, how they couldn’t afford to have a wedding and her favorite celebrity perk…
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Ciara, Tamar Braxton, Lecrae & More Featured on Maverick City Music’s ‘Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition’ Album Available Now!

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Last month, in celebration of Juneteenth, Billboard Music Award-winning music collective Maverick City Music released their newest project, Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition. The new album is a dual-side feature consisting of a live produced gospel A-Side and a Rap/R&B/Pop produced B-Side. Jubilee features a wide range of guest artists, including heavy-hitters from gospel, R&B, Pop and Rap: Ciara, Rapsody, Tamar Braxton, Jonathan McReynolds, Israel Houghton, Jekalyn Carr, and more. As with other Maverick City Music releases, the collective continues to impress as the new album Peaked at #1 on Apple iTunes. The collective currently claims 4 No.1 spots on Billboard’s Christian/Gospel charts – Gospel Digital Song Sales, Top Christian Albums, Gospel Streaming Songs, Top Gospel Albums, Christian/Gospel charts – solidifying Maverick City Music’s impact on the music industry.

“I am a huge fan of Maverick City Music so it was an honor to be asked to be part of the song “On and on.” We love praising and worshiping to their songs in our house with our kiddos. The mission for the song is to inspire, encourage, and spread the love so it was really special to be part of this project, especially in celebration of Juneteenth as the date became recognized as a national holiday,” said Ciara.

“These lessons that I’ve learned in this year about my struggles and hardships make me feel so much closer and connected to my ancestors and guides…Being a close child of God I understand that one of my responsibilities is to always give God the glory and praise that he is due FIRST….I’m always so glad to do so. Thank you to @maverickcitymusic for having me a part of this project,” said Tamar Braxton.

“All humanity should celebrate defeating the odds and upholding the truth that we are all made with infinite worth and deserve the freedom to be all we are called to be. This album is a soundtrack to that celebration,” said Lecrae.

Maverick City Music recently made headlines for their Top Gospel Album Billboard Music Award win for the April 2020 release of Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 1. The group earned double nods in the category and was also a finalist for Top Gospel Artist. Their newest release Old Church Basement, a collab album with Elevation Worship, broke streaming records at both Apple Music and Spotify. On Apple Music, the group set a new worldwide record for the most first-day streams for a Christian and Gospel album, and on Spotify, the album broke the U.S. record for the most streams in a day for an album by a Christian group and was No. 4 out of all U.S. albums its first weekend of release.

This upcoming fall, Maverick City Music will embark on its first-ever tour and the shows will feature electrifying performances with collective members Dante Bowe, Chandler Moore, Naomi Raine, Joe L. Barnes, Aaron Moses and special guests, including Lecrae, on certain dates. The group recently added 13 more tour dates after selling out their original 11. The new dates are set in even larger venues, including the Barclays Center in NYC and TD Garden in Boston. Learn more about the tour and tickets: https://tourlink.to/maverickcitytour

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Kierra Sheard-Kelly Releases Deluxe Edition of Album KIERRA & Memoir ‘Big, Bold, and Beautiful’

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GRAMMY and Stellar Award-winning artist, actress, and multi-faceted entrepreneur Kierra Sheard-Kelly, released the deluxe edition of her chart-topping album KIERRA (Karew Entertainment / RCA Inspiration). The new album is an accompaniment to her memoir, “Big, Bold, and Beautiful: Owning the Woman God Made You to Be” (Zonderkidz). Both are available now!

An artistic hybrid of Pop, R&B, Hip-Hop, and Gospel sounds, Kierra continues to boldly step out as a creative powerhouse on the 20-track deluxe edition, introducing five new songs: “Out of My Mind” (feat. Camper), “Grace,” “Live 4 God,” “A Good Man,” and “Something Has to Break” (feat. Karen Clark Sheard), the duet with her mother, which is currently playing on radio and was recorded from their enthralling appearance together on the 2020 BET Awards.

The album features the original 15-tracks including the #1 Billboard hit Gospel single “It Keeps Happening” and “Don’t Judge Me” (feat. Missy Elliott), and production from frequent collaborators Harmony “H-Money” Samuels and her brother J. Drew Sheard, songwriters Mia Fieldes, Jonathan Smith, Varren Wade, Edgar “JV” Etienne, Justin Brooks, Sir the Baptist, and vocals from Gospel artists Todd Dulaney, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Le’Andria Johnson and Kierra’s nephew Jacob Sheard. In addition to releasing her new album, Kierra recently connected with Nick Cannon for a special rendition of Gospel legend Fred Hammond’s “No Weapon,” which debuted on Good Friday.

KIERRA (Deluxe) Track listing

1.  Don’t Judge Me (Feat. Missy Elliott) 2. Always Win (Live) 3. Better 4. Follow (Live) (Feat. Todd Dulaney) 5. It Keeps Happening (Live) 6.        Human 7. Something Has to Break (Live) (feat. Tasha Cobbs Leonard) 8. Grateful  9.   Beautiful  10. I Choose You (Live)  11. Things You Do  12.       My Redeemer (Live) (Feat. Le’Andria Johnson) 13.   Sunday Flow (Feat. Sir The Baptist) 14.  BIG BIG BIG (Live) 15.    So Into You (Live) (Feat. Jacob Sheard)  16. Something Has to Break (feat. Karen Clark Sheard) 17.  A Good Man 18. Live 4 God 19.  Grace 20.       Out of My Mind (feat. Camper)

Click HERE to listen to a few snippets from the album!

Going forward in forging fearless new paths, Kierra is making her debut as a published author on April with her memoir, “Big, Bold, and Beautiful: Owning the Woman God Made You to Be” (Zonderkidz). In her immersive and inspirational book for teens, Kierra shares her hard-won advice on body positivity, spiritual self-care, goal setting, finding your joy, and living boldly in faith, empowering you to grab the life you’re meant to lead.

For additional information, visit:

Website:                    https://www.iamkierrasheard.com/

Facebook:                 https://www.facebook.com/kierrasheard/

Instagram/Twitter:    @kierrasheard

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