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Mary Mary Biography

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Mary Mary

Mary Mary

Sony Music Entertainment

Mary Mary Formed:

Their debut album on Columbia came out in 2000.

Mary Mary - The Early Years:

Sisters Erica and Tina Atkins, born two years apart, grew up singing in church choirs. Music was always their dream so they both enrolled at El Camino College to study voice. In their early 20s, they toured with the 1995 Michael Matthews traveling gospel show Mama I'm Sorry and both of them toured as backup singers for several popular R&B artists over the next couple of years.

Mary Mary - The Big Break:

Producer Warryn Campbell (whom Erica married in 2001) helped them get their talent in front of EMI Music and a publishing deal was signed. Their songs were soon heard on the major motion picture soundtracks for Dr. Dolittle and The Prince of Egypt as well as on the albums of artists like Yolanda Adams, 702 and Robin S.

The strength of their talent quickly became apparent in the singing arena as well and Columbia Records signed them to a recording contract in 2000. Their debut album, Thankful, hit stores in May and was RIAA Certified Gold on August 23, 2000, Platinum on December 17, 2001. It won the GRAMMY Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album in 2000 and the Dove Urban Album of the Year in 2001.

Mary Mary Discography:

  • Help - March 25, 2014 - solo project by Erica Campbell
  • Go Get It, 2012 Compare Prices
  • Something Big, 2011 Compare Prices
  • The Sound, 2008 Compare Prices
  • Mary Mary Christmas, 2006 Compare Prices
  • Mary Mary, 2005 (Certified RIAA Gold 12/15/2005) Compare Prices
  • Incredible, 2002 (Certified RIAA Gold 09/30/2003) Compare Prices
  • Thankful, 2000 (Purchase/Download)

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Mary Mary Starter Songs:

Mary Mary Awards:

About.com Readers' Choice Awards

American Music Awards

  • Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist - 2009
  • Favorite Inspirational/Christan Contemporary Artis - 2005

BET Awards

  • Best Gospel Artist - 2013
  • Best Gospel Artist - 2009

Dove Awards

  • Urban Recorded Song of the Year "Get Up" - 2009
  • Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year Mary Mary - 2006
  • Urban Recorded Song of the Year "Dance, Dance, Dance" - 2004
  • Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year "In the Morning" - 2003
  • Urban Recorded Song of the Year "Thank You" with Kirk Franklin - 2002
  • Urban Album of the Year Thankful - 2001
  • Urban Recorded Song of the Year "Shackles (Praise You)" - 2001

GRAMMY Awards

  • Best Gospel Song "Go Get It" - 2013
  • Best Gospel Song "God In Me" - 2010
  • Best Gospel Performance "Get Up" - 2009
  • Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album Thankful - 2000

MOBO Awards

  • Best Gospel Act - 2001
  • Best Gospel Act - 2000

NAACP Image Awards

  • Outstanding Song "God In Me" - 2010
  • Outstanding Gospel Artist (Traditional or Contemporary) - 2009

Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards

  • Best Gospel Album Thankful - 2001

Stellar Awards

  • Group Duo of the Year - 2013
  • Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year - 2013
  • Contemporary CD of the Year Go Get It - 2013
  • Urban/Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year "Go Get It" - 2013
  • Special Event CD of the Year Go Get It - 2013
  • Music Video of the Year - Short Format "Go Get It" - 2013
  • Contemporary Group Duo of the Year - 2010
  • Group Duo of the Year - 2010
  • Song of the Year "God in Me" - 2010
  • Urban/ Inspirational Single / Performance of the Year "God in Me" - 2010
  • Urban/ Inspirational Single / Performance of the Year "Heaven" - 2006
  • Contemporary Group Duo of the Year - 2004
  • Group Duo of the Year - 2001
  • New Artist of the Year - 2001
  • Contemporary CD of the Year Thankful - 2001
  • Contemporary Group Duo of the Year - 2001

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