Mary Mary Celebrate Release of New Album with Free Performance & Fan Meet-and-Greet at Atlanta-Area Wal-Mart


  Who:       The Grammy-winning platinum-selling R&B/gospel duo Mary Mary
  What:      A free performance & fan meet-and-greet celebrating the release
             of Mary Mary
  Where:     Wal-Mart (5401 Fairington Road, Lithonia, GA 30038)
  When:      Tuesday, July 19, 2005, beginning at 6:30pm
             (Media Call: 5:30pm)

The Grammy-winning platinum-selling R&B/gospel duo Mary Mary -- Erica and Tina Campbell -- will treat the group's fans to a free live performance followed by a meet-and-greet/autograph-signing event at Wal-Mart (5401 Fairington Road, Lithonia, GA 30038) on Tuesday, July 19, at 6:30pm.

The Mary Mary event celebrates the release of Mary Mary, the duo's eagerly-awaited third full-length album.

Erica and Tina are two real-life sisters who have brought revolutionary R&B, urban and hip-hop elements to the world of contemporary gospel music as Mary Mary.

Mary Mary, the duo's new album, features guest artists Kirk Franklin and Kim Burrell. The group's new single is "Heaven," produced by Warryn Campbell. (Erica's husband, Warryn Campbell helmed the first two Mary Mary albums, the RIAA gold- and platinum-certified Thankful and the RIAA gold-certified Incredible).

Growing up in Inglewood, California, Erica and Tina first sang publicly in the local church choir and received their first break in 1998 with a song on the "Prince of Egypt" soundtrack.

In 2000, Mary Mary's platinum debut album, Thankful -- featuring the hit "Shackles (Praise You)" -- earned numerous awards including a Grammy for Best Contemporary Gospel Album and three Dove Awards, six Stellar Awards, a Lady of Soul Award, a Soul Train Award. Incredible, their second album, became the nation's #1 Top Christian Album in 2002 and featured the Dove Award-winning hits "In The Morning" and "Thank You," featuring Kirk Franklin.

SOURCE: Sony Urban Music/Columbia Records

CONTACT: Tony Ferguson of Sony Urban Music, +1-212-833-4595;

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