An Incredible Week for Mary Mary!
Sophomore Album From Gospel Pop Pioneers Debuts At #20 On Billboard Top 200
Jul 24, 2002
Columbia Records -- Incredible, the eagerly-awaited sophomore album from the gospel pop duo Mary Mary, has debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top 200 best-selling album chart. With first week's sales topping out at more than 42 thousand copies (according to SoundScan), Incredible has more than doubled the first week's sales of Thankful, Mary Mary's RIAA platinum-certified debut album.
Incredible is the #1 album on the Top Christian Album chart, #1 on the Top Gospel Album chart, #1 Overall Combined Mainstream/Christian chart, and #2 on the Mainstream Christian chart.
Fans of Mary Mary can hear the duo performing the songs of Incredible and Thankful at the group's live appearances this summer (see itinerary following).
Mary Mary is comprised of the singer-songwriter team of Erica and Tina Campbell, two real life sisters who have brought revolutionary R&B, urban and hip-hop elements to the world of contemporary gospel music. The pair grew up in a family steeped in gospel music and began singing publicly in their local church choir in Inglewood, California.
As Mary Mary, the sisters broke through when their self-penned recording of "Let Go, Let God" found its way onto the "Prince of Egypt" soundtrack. The duo's platinum debut album, Thankful, released in April 2000, earned Mary Mary a slew of accolades including a Grammy for Best Contemporary Gospel Album, three Dove Awards, six Stellar Awards, a Lady of Soul Award, and a Soul Train Award.
Incredible received a "3 star" review in USA Today who praised the album as " ... more good news you can groove to ... . The sisters acknowledge that life has many clouds. They just revel in finding the silver linings."
Mary Mary Summer 2002 Appearances 7/26/2002 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheater 7/27/2002 Monterey, CA Laguna Seca Recreation Area 7/28/2002 Maroneck, NY Maroneck Harbor 8/1/2002 Newark, NJ Hopewell Baptist Church 8/2/2002 Poughkeepsie NY Faith Assembly Of God 8/3/2002 Lincoln, NH Inside Out Soul Festival 8/4/2002 Birmingham, AL Heritage Festival 8/6/2002 Darien Center, NY Six Flags Darien Lake 8/8/2002 Escondido, CA Bethel Baptist Church 8/9/2002 Sacramento, CA St. Paul Church 8/16/2002 Gary, IN Genesis Plaza 8/17/2002 Baltimore, MD WERQ Show 8/17/2002 LA, CA LA Forum 8/24/2002 Indianapolis, IN Youthfest -- Washington Park 8/25/2002 Boston, MA City Hall Plaza 9/6/2002 Orlando, FL Walt Disney World 9/12/2002 San Antonio, TX New Creation Fellowship Additional Mary Mary performances TBA
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