Archives for December 2011

Mary Mary Fan Friday 12/30/11!

Thanks again for all your fan photos!
Hope everyone has a happy new year!

Mary Mary Fan Friday! 12/23/11

Thank you to all our beautiful fans who uploaded theirs fans to Fan Friday so far! Have A Merry Christmas everyone!

Mary Mary December 2011 Video Log

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We wanted to make a video update letting the fans know how much we appreciate all their support, talk about our Grammy nomination, why the Have A Mary Mary Christmas tour was cancelled and end the video with a special treat.

Have a Merry Christmas everyone!

Mary Mary Fan Friday 12/16/11

Merry Christmas From Mary Mary

Essence.com’s Walk the Walk: Mary Mary On Going Above & Beyond

My daughter, Krista, came into my room to show me her homework tonight. I looked it over and thought it was good, but not great. I said, “Kris it’s good but Mommy thinks you can do better.” She said, with no shame, “Mommy, it’s good enough!” I couldn’t believe it! I immediately told her “good enough” meant she didn’t try her hardest to do her absolute best. If she had said to me, “Mom I worked so hard. I did my best!” I would’ve said, “I’m proud of what you did baby girl.” After she left my room, I began to to think about those doing just “enough” to pass, to be accepted or perhaps average.

Read the rest on Essence.com: http://www.essence.com/2011/12/11/walk-the-walk-mary-mary-on-going-above-and-beyond/#ixzz1gIvdxdC7

 

 

 

Video from The Mary Mary Nation

Thanks to our fans who came together to make this lovely video for us!

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Mary Mary Fan Fridays 12/9/11

Congratulations to the Something Big winner – True Holy Church – City of Refuge!

First off, we would like to thank everyone for sharing all their wonderful Do Something Big videos for this contest! So many videos from all over the United States came in and it was amazing to see how everyone is doing it big in their communities.

A big congratulations goes to the official Do Something Big winner who received the most fan votes on our page, True Holy Church – City of Refuge from Brooklyn, New York.

True Holy Church’s community service initiative captured the essence of the Something Big Campaign. Their project providing food and clothes to more than thirty thousand people in need was a remarkable deed. As a result of their faithful service, they will receive a one-hour, Mary Mary concert complete with a live band and a breakfast sponsored by Pillsbury’s Grands!™ Biscuit Sandwiches and Egg Scrambles™  for which Mary Mary is the featured artist behind the product’s television jingle, “Rhythm of a New Morning.”

Check out their Something Big video below.

Mary Mary Cancel “Have A Mary Mary Christmas Tour” as Erica Campbell’s Due Date Nears


MARY MARY’S “HAVE A MARY MARY CHRISTMAS TOUR”  CANCELLED AS ERICA CAMPBELL’S DUE DATE NEARS

  

Amidst an unprecedented run of award shows, nominations, non-stop travel for holiday performances and a television series taping underway, the star sister duo, Mary Mary’s Erica and Tina Campbell, is regretfully forced to cancel their much anticipated first ever “Have A Mary Mary Christmas Tour” as Erica’s February due date draws near.

The singer has been advised by doctors that she cannot continue working at her current pace without risk of potential premature delivery.  After careful consideration, the ladies have determined it is best to cancel the entire tour at this time, including their New Year’s Eve show.  Up to now, the ladies have been on an exhaustive cross-country schedule of promotional activities, and, given the medical opinion, recognize what the priorities must be.

A dizzyingly packed year of high-profile national television appearances, including performances on the NAACP Image Awards, The Talk, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno twice, The Mo’Nique Show, BET’s “Black Girls Rock,” The Soul Train Music Awards, ABC’s Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, and Macy’s Atlanta Thankgsiving Day Great Tree Lighting as well as an interview on Good Morning America, underscores their massive star power, and their ongoing commitment to hard work. Associations with the American Red Cross, Pillsbury and the just announcedWE tv series–scheduled to begin airing March 2012, are examples of their widespread appeal.  Mary Mary’s list of awards and acknowledgements for the acclaimed March 2011 cd release, “Something Big,” includes double Grammy Award Nominations, a Soul Train Award, an ASCAP Golden Note Award, a BET Award, six 2012 Stellar Awards, among others.  And, as all of the magic continues to unfold, through it all, the ladies remain devoted mothers and wives. 

As Tina Campbell notes, “Our commitment to our passion of music and our fans is without question, but allowing wisdom, common sense, and our commitment to family to take the lead at this point is necessary.  We fully intend to return to our passion and our commitment to music in late spring and look forward to rescheduling the ‘Have A Mary Mary Christmas Tour’ in 2012.”   

Erica Campbell admitted, “This was a very hard decision for me. I’m accustomed to pushing myself beyond my doctor recommendations during my pregnancies, but after having seen my sister, Tina, deal with a premature birth as a direct result of an exhaustive pace, I recognize how real this is. Although my passion told me to push on as usual in these past months, my wisdom, as of my last week’s doctor’s visit, told me to take care of myself and my new baby-to-be.  Just know that I have the greatest passion for whom I sing about and a great love and respect for whom I sing to, so I’ll be back to what I live for as soon as I take care of mommy business.”

                              

Something Big Voting Ends 12/5/11 Midnight!

Hey fans, be sure to vote for your favorite  Something Big video today! Be inspired and help a chuch win a free Mary Mary concert while Pillsbury serves up some of its new Pillsbury Grands!™ Biscuit Sandwiches and Egg Scrambles™ for breakfast for the entire congregation!

Finalists include:

FAME – Los Angeles
Embassies of Christ – Gary, Indiana
True Holy Church – Brooklyn New York
To view and vote for videos:

Mary Mary Fan Fridays 12/2/11

Mary Mary Score 2 Grammy Nominations!

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 Song (“Sitting With Me”) and Best Gospel Album (“Something Big”) 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.