Mary Mary

Mary Mary is a two-time Grammy award winning Platinum gospel music duo, sisters Erica Campbell (born April 29, 1972(1972-04-29)) and Trecina Campbell (born May 1, 1974(1974-05-01)). The duo are often credited along with Kirk Franklin for broadening the fan base of urban contemporary gospel in the 2000s by introducing elements of soul music, hip hop, funk and jazz. Mary Mary broke onto the music scene with their popular song Shackles (Praise You) which is considered one of the pioneering songs of urban contemporary gospel music .

Their debut album Thankful (2000) was certified Platinum. The duo has released three Gold albums: Incredible (2002), and Mary Mary (2005), which all charted #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums.

Their current release, The Sound,again was #1 on the Top Gospel Albums; as well as #7 on the Billboard 200. It has spawned two highly successful singles: Get Up and God In Me. In Spring 2009 God In Me began achieving crossover success (as Shackles had nine years earlier), reaching #5 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and #1 on the Hot Dance Club Play.

Albums

Year Album Chart positions Certifications[19]
US US Gospel US Christian US R&B
2000 Thankful

  • 1st studio album
  • Released: May 2, 2000
  • Formats: CD
59 1 1 22 RIAA: Platinum
2002 Incredible

  • 2nd studio album
  • Released: July 16, 2002
  • Formats: CD
20 1 1 10 RIAA: Gold
2005 Mary Mary

  • 3rd studio album
  • Released: July 19, 2005
  • Formats: CD
8 1 1 4 RIAA: Gold
2006 A Mary Mary Christmas

  • 4th studio album
  • Released: October 10, 2006
  • Formats: CD
148 2 7 33 RIAA: None
2008 The Sound

  • 5th studio album
  • Released: October 21, 2008
  • Formats: CD
7 1 1 2 RIAA: 324,620

Singles

Year Singles Chart Positions Album
US US Gospel US R&B Hot Dance Club US Adult R&B
2000 “Shackles (Praise You)” 28 1 9 19 - Thankful
2001 “I Sings” - - 68 - -
“Can’t Give Up Now” - 2 - - -
“Wade In The Water” - 16 - - -
2002 “In The Morning” - 1 54 - - Incredible
“Thank You” - - 105 - -
“I Try” - - - - -
2003 “Dance, Dance, Dance - 1 - - - Gotta Have Gospel Vol. 3
“Won’t Ever Change” - 95 - - - The Fighting Temptations Soundtrack
2005 “Heaven” - 1 74 - 27 Mary Mary
“The Real Party” - 43 - - -
2006 “Yesterday” - 1 50 - 11
“Believer” - 33 - - -
“Gift of Love” - 35 - - - -
“Carol of the Bells” - - - - - A Mary Mary Christmas
2008 “Love Him Like I Do” - 9 124 - - Revealed
“Get Up” 106 2 30 1 12 The Sound
“I Worship You” - - - - -
2009 “God In Me” 68 1 5 1 10

Videography

Music videos

  • “Shackles (Praise You)”
  • “I Sings” (featuring BB Jay)
  • “Thank You” (featuring Kirk Franklin) from Kingdom Come
  • “In The Morning”
  • “Heaven”
  • “The Real Party”
  • “Yesterday”
  • “Love Him Like I Do” (Deitrick Haddon featuring Mary Mary & Ruben Studdard)
  • “Get Up”
  • “I Worship You”
  • “God In Me”

T.V. and Film Appearances

  • Oprah Winfrey Show
  • The Parkers
  • The Fighting Temptations
  • Sunday Best (Season 1) (Judges)
  • Sunday Best (Season 2) (Judges)
  • Salute to the Queen of Soul: An Evening of Stars
  • Living It Up with Patti LaBelle
  • It’s Showtime at the Apollo
  • Tavis Smiley
  • CBS’s 8th Annual “A Home for the Holidays”
  • Praise The Lord
  • Celebration Of Gospel
  • BET’s Lift Every Voice
  • Bobby Jones Gospel
  • The Early Show
  • The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno
  • In Performance at the White House – Celebrating the Music of Stevie Wonder
  • 106 & Gospel
  • Good Morning America
  • Today Show
  • 106 & Park
  • Soul Train
  • BET Awards
  • Gospel Of Music With Jeff Majors
  • Tom Joyner Show

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