Take Me to the King

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"Take Me to the King"
Tamela Mann - Take Me to the King.jpg
Single by Tamela Mann
from the album Best Days
ReleasedJune 12, 2012 (2012-06-12)
GenreContemporary gospel
LabelTillymann Music Group
Songwriter(s)Kirk Franklin
Producer(s)Kirk Franklin and Shaun Martin
Tamela Mann singles chronology
"Step Aside"
"Take Me to the King"
"I Can Only Imagine"

"Take Me to the King" is a song recorded by American recording artist Tamela Mann. "Take Me to the King" was released on June 12, 2012 as the lead single from Mann's third studio album, Best Days. At the 55th Grammy Awards, the song received a Grammy nomination for "Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance".[1] Also a huge commercial success, "Take Me to the King" topped the US Billboard Gospel Songs chart for 19 consecutive weeks.[2] Mann performed the song on the 44th GMA Dove Awards in October 2013.[3] In 2016, "Take Me to the King" was certified Platinum the RIAA for sales exceeding 1,000,000 copies.[4][5]



Chart (2012) Peak
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[6] 44
US Gospel Songs (Billboard)[7] 1
US Heatseekers Songs (Billboard)[8] 12


Chart (2012) Peak
US Gospel Songs (Billboard)[9] 11
Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[10] Platinum 1,000,000[5]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "Grammy Watch: See video for Grammy nominated Take Me to the King by Tamela Mann + See list of gospel nominees". 1-800 Gospel. January 31, 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  2. ^ Bonner, Gerard (June 19, 2013). "Tasha Cobbs Scores First #1 Single". Bonnerfide Radio. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
  3. ^ "44th Annual Dove Awards". Event occurs at 1:39. Up (TV network). Cite has empty unknown parameters: |began=, |city=, and |ended= (help); Missing or empty |series= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. ^ "Tamela Mann Goes Gold". Bonnerfide Radio. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Tamela Mann gets RIAA Platinum certification". Cross Rhythms. 25 November 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Tamela Mann Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 7, 2013.
  7. ^ "Tamela Mann - Chart history". Billboard.com.
  8. ^ "Tamela Mann - Chart history (Heatseekers Songs)". Billboard.com.
  9. ^ "Tamela Mann - Chart history (Gospel Songs Year-end)". Billboard.com.
  10. ^ "American single certifications – Tamela Mann – TAKE ME TO THE KING". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.