Erica And Tina Campbell Of Mary Mary
1. Mary Mary Started As Background Singers
They have sung for Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams and BeBe And CeCe Winans
2. In 2000 they were the First!
They were the first gospel act to record for the industry giant Columbia Records since Tramaine Hawkins in the mid-1990s. Their first single, “Shackles (Praise You)” became a crossover hit, being popular with gospel, R&B, and pop audiences. I
3. American Music Awards 2001
The duo signed to Columbia Records/C2 Records and decided to perform under the name Mary Mary, honoring Mary, the mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene.
4. Mary Mary’s Names Are NOT Mary!
Erica Atkins-Campbell and Trecina “Tina” Atkins-Campbell are their names
5. Thankful (2000), was certified Platinum
6. They are close in age.
The two sisters grew up closer to one another than to any of their seven siblings.
7. Mary Mary’s Stylist is Sister Goo Goo
8. All eight Atkins children have been on Bobby Jones Gospel
9. The sisters have done traveling plays.
The sisters toured with the 1995 Michael Matthews traveling gospel show Mama I’m Sorry and Sneaky
10. Mary Mary have 7 Albums To Their Credits
American Music Awards wins, which is sales based, prove the American audience loves them!
2005: Favorite Inspirational/Christan Contemporary Artist
2009: Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist
11. They each love fashion.
BET has recognized them 3 times over the years.
2009: Best Gospel Artist
2011: Best Gospel Artist
2013: Best Gospel Artist
12. They still share a a last name
Both sisters are married to men that happen to have the same last name — Campbell
13. 2005 Heaven And Yesterday Become Chart hits
They debuted on both Billboard Charts and R&B charts!
14. Their reality show is a big success!
March 2012, they premiered their own television series, Mary Mary, on WE tv. A second season premiered in December 2012 and concluded in February 2013. the third season premieres on February 27.
15. Erica and Tina have an autobiography
In November 2003, the sisters released their biography Transparent
16. They hosted the 2013 Stellar Awards
Kirk Franklin was their co-host.
17. Mary Mary Go Reality
The reality became executive producers of their hot We Tv show in 20012
18. Mary Mary works hard.
They scored a double Grammy nomination under the categories of Best Gospel/Contemporary Music Performance and Best Gospel Song, for “Go Get It”
19. They continue to tour.
They tour the country with joy!
20. Mary Mary at 2014 Gospel Superbowl
21. They have a number of awards
Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album, for Thankful.
They won Lady Of Soul Awards in 2001 for Best Gospel Album – Thankful and Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Duo or Group
2009: Soul Train Award For Best Gospel Performance – “God In Me”
23. The music industry embraces their takent
2011 they won ASCAP Golden Note Award