Mary Mary joined Diana Krall, Tony Bennett, Will.i.am, and others on, Wednesday, February 25 when they performed in honor of Stevie Wonder, who received the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, at the White House.
President and Mrs. Obama was also on hand to honor the legendary genius and the once-in-a-lifetime concert that was broadcasted on PBS stations across the country the following night.
The year of Mary Mary continues as the dynamic Gospel duo of sisters Erica and Tina Campbell continue their award winning year with the announcement of the 2009 Dove Awards. Mary Mary garnered four nominations for Contemporary Gospel Album (“The Sound“), Urban Recorded Song (“Get Up” and “Love Him Like I Do“) and Group of the Year. On the heels of the Dove Award announcements the sisters win a 2009 Grammy Award and NAACP Image Award.
Erica and Tina are excited about the success of their breakthrough album, “The Sound,” but can’t thank God enough for the many blessings He continues to bestow upon them.
“Words will never be able to express how thankful we are that God continues to give us favor and allows us to minister the good news of the gospel in the unique way He gave to us,” says Erica.
“Just look at God!,” Tina concurs. “Erica and I are excited about what God is doing in us, through us and for us and we plan to enjoy the path that He’s taking us and use every open door to introduce others to His goodness and love.”
In addition to their multiple nominations, producer Warryn Campbell of My Block Records, Inc. (Erica’s husband and long time Mary Mary producer and co-writer) also received accolades of his own, garnering five Dove Award nominations for both Mary Mary’s “The Sound” and Kiera Sheard’s album, “Bold Right Life.”
Mary Mary and “The Sound” have achieved the highest chart debut on the Top 200 of any gospel album in 2008. Beyond the music, “The Sound” also marks the launching point for a new phase in the sisters’ career. The singers will continue to expand the Mary Mary brand to territories such as bath and beauty with their line ‘Be U’; the ‘Be U’ book (to inspire young girls and women); children’s books and music, and television.
Soon you will be able to see Mary Mary reprise their role as judges for the hit Viacom/Black EntertainmentTelevision (BET) series Sunday’s Best and the Gospel pair are in the process of finalizing plans for their first US tour in two years.