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Actress and gospel singer Tamela Mann has been having not only a great year, but a great decade.

At this past weekend’s Stellar Gospel Awards, she had a total of nine nominations, including CD, song, and traditional female vocalist of the year. The gospel great brought home six awards, including Artist of the Year.

An actress, singer, songwriter and businesswoman, Mann ties Travis Greene for the most Stellar nominations this year. The artist began her career performing with Kirk Franklin before veering into acting. She has starred in numerous Tyler Perry projects, as well as TBS’ Meet the Browns with husband David Mann. Her fourth solo album, One Way, earned the Texas native a Grammy in February, for Best Gospel Performance/Song for “God Provides.”

With an award-winning song in 2013, “Take Me To The King” off an award-winning album, tours and a successful family reality show on TVOne, a new scripted show on Bounce TV and more in the works, her star continues to rise.

But it wasn’t always like that.

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