A GROUNDBREAKING, AWARD-WINNING YEAR OF BLESSINGS CONTINUES FOR R&B/GOSPEL ACT MARY MARY
INSPIRATIONAL DUO ADDS TWO JUST-ANNOUNCED GRAMMY® AWARD NOMINATIONS TO AN OUTSTANDING YEAR OF CHART SUCCESS, AWARDS, TELEVISION APPEARANCES, STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS –
AND A NEW BABY ON THE WAY
2012 Grammy® Award Nominations for Best Gospel Album (“Something Big”)
and Best Gospel Song (“Sitting With Me”)Arrive on the Heels of Nationally Televised Soul Train Awards Win and Spirited Performance
(New York, NY – December 1, 2011) – The amazing year that multi-Grammy® Award-winning My Block/Columbia recording artists Mary Mary has had thus far refuses to slow down, moving full-steam ahead in a blessed and highly favored fashion. Their sixth studio album, released earlier this year and appropriately titled Something Big, has fueled one of the duo’s biggest, most successful years yet.
Mary Mary – sisters Erica and Tina Campbell – have just been nominated for two 2012 Grammy® Awards: for Best Gospel Song (“Sitting With Me”) and Best Gospel Album (“Something Big”). Adding to the pair’s three previous Grammys®, these nominations for music’s highest award continue to acknowledge an act with incredible staying power, functioning at the very highest levels of the music industry.
Just this past weekend, news broke of Mary Mary’s Soul Train Awards win for Best Gospel Performance (for their chart-topping single “Walking”). Erica and Tina also gave a passionate performance of the soulful classic “Midnight Train to Georgia,” as part of the evening’s tribute to legend Gladys Knight. The Grammy® nominations and Soul Train win follow earlier awards this year – including the prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award and a top BET Award. The duo has also garnered six 2012 Stellar Awards, gospel music’s biggest night, will be held January 14, 2012, in Nashville, and will air later in national syndication and exclusively on cable on GMC.
This year has also seen a long succession of high-profile national television appearances, including performances on the NAACP Image Awards, The Talk, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Mo’Nique Show and BET’s “Black Girls Rock.” Erica and Tina also appeared as judges on this season’s edition of BET’s “Sunday Best.” This summer, during an appearance on Good Morning America, while discussing their cause-related work with the American Red Cross, the duo revealed that Erica and her songwriter/producer husband Warryn Campbell are expecting the couple’s third child in February.
Further on the television front, the pair recently announced an exciting new original series, tentatively titled “Mary Mary,” premiering in March 2012 and airing on cable network WE tv. The show follows the sisters in their daily lives as they work to do it all – busy career women touring the country to promote their album and walking red carpets, but also as sisters and mothers who strive to balance hectic careers with growing families.
This fall, the duo announced a strategic partnership with Pillsbury to launch new frozen breakfast items. Mary Mary is also the featured artist behind the campaign’s catchy jingle, “Brand New Morning,” accompanying the new Pillsbury Frozen Breakfast TV spots, which began airing nationwide in September.