Through It All

Album: One Way (2016)
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  • This appears to be an unlikely collaboration between gospel icon Tamela Mann and secular hitmaker Timbaland. However, Mann sang at Timbland's wedding in 2008 and the producer attended a vow renewal ceremony five years later for Tamela and her husband. She told ABC Radio: "This album, One Way, we had a song to come through, and we sent it to him. My son was like, 'I think this will be perfect for him to, you produce.' And I was like, 'Yeah!' And we sent it to him and he liked it and he added his flavor, and me putting my gospel with his R&B."
  • Mann told Yahoo hers and Timbaland's worlds jelled perfectly. "The idea wasn't necessarily to crossover," she said. "But we just wanted to give a sound to encourage our young people that you can still have a good beat and still have the same message about faith."


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