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Mary Mary

One of the most commercially successful contemporary gospel acts of the 2000s, Mary Mary is the sisterly duo of Erica and Tina Atkins, who grew up in Inglewood, California in a family also comprised of five other sisters and a brother. The girls' parents were gospel singers, and before long the children were singing in their local church choir, eventually turning up on the Bobby Jones Gospel show on BET. The siblings joined the Michael Matthews traveling gospel show Mama I'm Sorry in 1995, followed by a second Matthews production, Sneaky. Each sister subsequently toured as a backup singer for a variety of R&B acts. Meanwhile, they wrote contemporary gospel material with crossover appeal. A meeting with producer Warryn Campbell (who would eventually marry Erica) led to a song publishing deal, and "Dance," a song the sisters wrote and performed with Robin S., appeared on the soundtrack to Dr. Doolittle in 1998. Later that year, "Let Go, Let God" was used on The Prince of Egypt -- Inspirational, and their songs were also recorded by 702 and Yolanda Adams. Mary Mary then signed as a recording act to Columbia/C2 Records and released the debut single "Shackles (Praise You)," a Top Ten R&B and Top 40 Hot 100 hit that was followed by the album Thankful in May 2000. Thankful was a huge success with Christian audiences, offering a younger, hipper version of gospel that audiences could relate to. Two years later, the duo released Incredible, an album whose material was largely written by the sisters themselves. Both Erica and Tina became mothers before their self-titled album appeared in 2005. It was the duo's first album to enter the Top Ten of the Billboard 200 chart. The Sound, released in 2008, performed even better; it debuted at number seven and was Mary Mary's most crossover-savvy album yet, benefiting from Campbell's role as the set's sole producer. Two singles, "Get Up" and "God in Me," topped the Dance Music/Club Play chart, while the latter also hit number one on the Hot Gospel Songs chart. Something Big, featuring productions from Campbell and a handful of fellow collaborators, was issued in 2011. The next year, they starred in a We channel reality series, Go Get It, and released a soundtrack -- featuring old and new material -- that May. ~ William Ruhlmann
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Stations Featuring
Mary Mary

    Modern Gospel

    Modern Gospel
    20 songs

    Traditional Gospel

    Traditional Gospel
    16 songs

    R&B Holiday

    R&B Holiday
    4 songs

    R&B and Soul Mix

    R&B and Soul Mix
    4 songs

    '00s R&B

    2 songs

Albums by
Mary Mary

Top Songs by
Mary Mary

  1.   Song
  2.   God in Me
  3.   Go Get It
  4.   Survive
  5.   Walking
  6.   Yesterday
  7.   Thank You
  8.   Get Up
  9.   Believer
  10.   Heaven
  11.   Shackles (Praise You)
  12.   Sunday Morning
  13.   The Real Party (Trevon's Birthday)
  14.   Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  15.   In the Morning
  16.   This Love
  17.   Something Big by The Maranatha! Singers
  18.   Can't Give Up Now
  19.   Ordinary People
  20.   Incredible
  21.   The Sound
  22.   Wade in the Water
  23.   What a Friend
  24.   Speak to Me
  25.   Love You That Much
  26.   One Minute
  27.   Carol of the Bells
  28.   Somebody
  29.   The Real Thing
  30.   California Christmas
  31.   Merry Little Christmas
  32.   Stand Still
  33.   What Is This
  34.   Superfriend
  35.   I Worship You
  36.   It Ain't Over by Cece Winans
  37.   Something Bigger
  38.   Homecoming Glory
  39.   Catch Me
  40.   Thankful
  41.   Are You Ready
  42.   It Will All Be Worth It
  43.   Call Him Jesus
  44.   So Close
  45.   He Said
  46.   Put a Little Love in Your Heart
  47.   Good to Me
  48.   Be Happy
  49.   Sitting with Me
  50.   Never Wave My Flag
  51.   Boom
  52.   Intro
  53.   [Untitled Hidden Track]
  54.   In the Morning
  55.   We Shall Not Be Moved
  56.   Slow Walk
  57.   It Is Well
  58.   Seattle
  59.   Dirt
  60.   Forgiven Me
  61.   I'm Running
  62.   Still the Lamb
  63.   O Come All Ye Faithful
  64.   Dance Dance Dance
  65.   You Will Know
  66.   God Has Smiled On Me
  67.   Hold On
  68.   I Try
  69.   God Bless
  70.   Still My Child
  71.   I Got It
  72.   I Sings
  73.   Joy
  74.   'Tis the Season
  75.   And I
  76.   Give It Up Let It Go
  77.   Trouble Ain't
  78.   Little Girl
  79.   Blind
  80.   Save Me
  81.   Biggest, Greatest Thing
  82.   Only One

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