David and Tamela’s First Joint Album
Us Against the World: The Love Project
Inspired By New Book Also Now Available
Two-time NAACP Image Award-Winning Actor and Comedian David Mann and his wife, Grammy® Award-Winning, NAACP Image Award-Winning Actress Tamela Mann, are celebrating their 30-year love story with the release of their new memoir, Us Against the World: Our Secrets to Love, Marriage, and Family (W Publishing/Thomas Nelson), today, November 13, 2018 and album, Us Against the World: The Love Project (Sony Orchard), now available. Releasing these two projects, David and Tamela want to inspire faith and hope in marriage and family again.
With a relationship spanning more than 30 years, David and Tamela are just as, if not more than, happily in love as they were in the early days of life together. In their new book, Us Against the World: Our Secrets to Love, Marriage and Family, the superstar couple who has delighted and inspired audiences through music, plays, movies, and the television series’ Meet the Browns, The Manns, and Mann & Wife, candidly share a wonderfully inspiring, funny, and up-close look at their lives while offering hope and practical advice for building a strong relationship, marriage and family. Their heartwarming and humorous story adapts perfectly into the audio-book format. It is narrated by the husband and wife team; capturing their special rapport.
“We made Us Against the World because we want people to be uplifted, spiritually encouraged, and feel hopeful about love, life, family, and relationships,” said David. “We’re sharing our intimate stories, what we went through, so people can see they’re not alone. We want them to see there is hope for a fulfilling relationship, marriage and strong family,” said Tamela.
Highlights of the Us Against the World book include:
• Tips to help couples grow in love and commitment to each other.
• No holds-barred honesty about how to experience true unity, intimacy, and fulfillment in marriage.
• Insight into how two successful people built careers and a family together.
• How faith has played a role in their relationship, marriage and family.
• Encouragement that though blending a family has challenges, it is definitely possible.
Watch David and Tamela’s inspiring story and candid conversation about marriage and family in the new I Am Second film:
Inspired by their new book, David and Tamela’s soulful 10-song musical collaboration about resilient and enduring love entitled Us Against the World: The Love Project is now available. The album, brimming with the couple’s vocal chemistry, is produced by David, Tamela and their son David Mann Jr. The Us Against the World album is a candidly honest project chronicling defining moments in David and Tamela’s relationship. The two recreate an epic revelation from early on in their marriage that could have undone them on the heart-wrenching yet resolutely hopeful track by David, “I Love You.” On “Mason Jar,” Tamela’s tender vocals pay tribute to her grandmother, mother and love of her life, David. The first single, “Good Love,” which debuted at No. 27 on Billboard Urban AC chart this week, is a timeless romantic duet in the vein of a Motown classic featuring David and Tamela’s soulfully smooth harmonies. The album reconstructs other ‘big reveals’ in the couple’s relationship, ultimately leading to “Signs,” a love letter to each other.
Us Against the World | David & Tamela
Mason Jar | Tamela
I Love You | David
Still Do | David
Good Love | David & Tamela
You | David & Tamela
Feels Like | Tamela
Ups and Downs | David & Tamela
Making Up | David & Tamela
Signs | David & Tamela
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AUDIO BOOK FIRST LISTEN: bit.ly/mannaudiobook
MUSIC STREAM: http://www.tillymannmusic.com/love-project-snippets.html
ABOUT DAVID MANN
Ingeniously funny and extraordinarily talented are understatements when it comes to David Mann, the multi-faceted, two-time NAACP Award-winning actor and comedian. A native of Texas, David masterfully showcases his God-given talents in a most dynamic and distinguished way. His musical and theatrical talents brilliantly epitomize ingenuity at its best. Along with his wife, Gospel singing sensation Tamela Mann, David co-stars in the hilarious TV comedy, Mann & Wife, and their family docu-series, The Manns. When David is not on set shooting, producing or directing, he brings his live comedy show to venues around the country playing to capacity crowds. David, together with Tamela, head up their independent entertainment company Tillymann Music Group.
ABOUT TAMELA MANN
Tamela Mann is a Grammy® Award winner, three-time NAACP Image Award® winner, BET Award winner, Billboard Music Award winner, Stellar Gospel Music Award winner, and GMA Dove Award-winning singer, actress, songwriter, producer, and businesswoman. Tamela’s award-winning album Best Days debuted at No. 1 on multiple Billboard music sales charts and includes the No. 1 RIAA-Platinum certified single “Take Me to The King.” Tamela set a historic personal and industry record as the first Gospel lead artist in Billboard Gospel radio chart history to score three consecutive No. 1’s from an album. The string of hits includes “Take Me to The King,” “I Can Only Imagine,” and “This Place.” Tamela’s Billboard chart-topping fourth solo studio album One Way features the Billboard No.1 singles “God Provides” and “Change Me.” In 2017 Tamela broke the record for the most No. 1’s in the history of Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart when “Change Me” became her sixth leader. Tamela co-stars with husband actor/comedian David in the hilarious TV comedy, Mann & Wife, and their family docu-series, The Manns. Together, the couple heads up their independent entertainment company Tillymann Music Group.
ABOUT THOMAS NELSON
Thomas Nelson is a world leading publisher and provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum, and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For additional information visit www.thomasnelson.com.
Us Against the World: Our Secrets to Love, Marriage, and Family
By David and Tamela Mann
W Publishing/Thomas Nelson Publishers
Available: November 13, 2018 ISBN: 9780785220091 Price: $24.99
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