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Tamela Mann breaks down during Grammy acceptance
speech: ‘My mom would be so happy right now’
Singer Tamela Mann accepts the award for Best Gospel Performance/Song with Kirk Franklin at her side during the 59th
GRAMMY Awards at Microsoft Theater on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: Getty)
Article By Miriam Williams // Empowering Everyday Women Ministries News

FEBRUARY 13, 2017

Tamela Mann’s first Grammy Award win in Los Angeles Sunday at the 59th annual ceremony
brought her to tears as she thought of the one person she wished could be there to see it: her
mother.

“This is amazing. My mom would be so happy right now,” said the emotional TillyMann recording
artist who took home the trophy for Best Gospel Performance/Song for “God Provides,” written by
Kirk Franklin.

The 50-year-old has previously spoken of her nurturing and loving mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s,
that robbed the matriarch of seeing her daughter’s ministry success.

“My career took off while she had Alzheimer’s disease, so she kind of missed out on a lot of the
things I experienced,” the “Take Me to the King” singer told
CelebrityBabyScoop.com of the late
psalmist.

“Even to this day, there have been many times where I’ve cried that she missed so many of my
accomplishments,” said Mann, who had one of those crying spells on music’s biggest night of the
year.

But there weren’t only sad tears. The “Mann & Wife” actress let out plenty of joyful shouts of praise
over the triumphant milestone, too.

“Thank You, Lord. Thank You, Jesus. Hallelujah!” rejoiced the ecstatic vocalist, telling the audience
she was praising because, after all, “this
is gospel”—and praise is exactly what gospel artists do.

Before concluding her speech, Mann thanked her husband, children, and of course her “little
brother” Franklin for penning the smash hit. He also won the Best Gospel Album Grammy for his
chart-topping album,
Losing My Religion.

“Y’all take our picture,” she said, summoning her longtime musical collaborator on stage.

As the two who have been singing together since their Kirk Franklin & The Family days back in the
90's stood side-by-side, it was a full circle moment indeed.

Watch the full acceptance speech below.
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