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In their early 20s, they toured with the 1995 Michael Matthews traveling gospel show Mama I'm Sorry and both of them toured as backup singers for several popular R&B artists over the next couple of years. Mary Mary - The Big Break Producer Warryn Campbell (whom Erica married in 2001) helped them get their talent in front of EMI Music and a publishing deal was signed. Their songs were soon heard on the major motion picture soundtracks for Dr. Dolittle and The Prince of Egypt as well as on the albums of artists like Yolanda Adams, 702 and Robin S. The strength of their talent quickly became apparent in the singing arena as well and Columbia Records signed them to a recording contract in 2000. Their debut album, Thankful, hit stores in May and was RIAA Certified Gold on August 23, 2000, Platinum on December 17, 2001. It won the GRAMMY Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album in 2000 and the Dove Urban Album of the Year in 2001. From the Stage to the Small Screen On March 29, 2012, fans tuned in to WE tv to see Erica and Tina debut their own weekly TV show. Mary Mary takes viewers behind the scenes where the sisters balance work, family, relationships and life in general. Erica Goes Solo The rumors of a break-up started hitting hard and heavy in December 2012. In January of 2013, the sisters told Essence.com that it's not a break-up, it's just a break as they were "joined at the hip" for 12 years and needed time to reassess their lives. Erica wanted to pursue a solo career and Tina wanted time away from the spotlight to travel and rest (when not filming the show). They did assure everyone that no matter what happens with the music or the TV show, they are and will always be sisters who love each other. Mary Mary Discography It's Personal - 2015 - solo project by Tina CampbellHelp 2.0 - 2015 by Erica Campbell Help - 2014 - solo project by Erica Campbell Go Get It, 2012 Something Big, 2011The Sound, 2008 Mary Mary Christmas, 2006Mary Mary, 2005 (Certified RIAA Gold 12/15/2005) Incredible, 2002 (Certified RIAA Gold 09/30/2003)Thankful, 2000 Mary Mary Has Also Appeared On ... WOW Gospel 2014WOW Gospel 2012WOW Gospel 2011WOW Gospel 2010WOW Gospel 2009WOW Gospel 2008WOW Gospel 2007WOW Gospel 2006WOW Gospel 2003WOW Gospel 2001 Mary Mary Starter Songs: "Biggest, Greatest Thing""Sitting With Me""Something Big" "Survive""The Real Party (Trevon's Birthday)" Mary Mary Awards About.com Readers' Choice Awards Best Urban Gospel Artist - 2012Best Urban Gospel Artist - 2011 American Music Awards Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist - 2009Favorite Inspirational/Christian Contemporary Artist - 2005 ASCAP Awards Golden Note Award - 2011 BET Awards Best Gospel Artist - 2013Best Gospel Artist - 2011Best Gospel Artist - 2009 Dove Awards Urban Recorded Song of the Year "Get Up" - 2009Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year Mary Mary - 2006Urban Recorded Song of the Year "Dance, Dance, Dance" - 2004Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year "In the Morning" - 2003Urban Recorded Song of the Year "Thank You" with Kirk Franklin - 2002Urban Album of the Year Thankful - 2001Urban Recorded Song of the Year "Shackles (Praise You)" - 2001 GRAMMY Awards Best Gospel Album Help (Erica Campbell) - 2015Best Gospel Song "Go Get It" - 2013Best Gospel Song "God In Me" - 2010Best Gospel Performance "Get Up" - 2009Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album Thankful - 2000 MOBO Awards Best Gospel Act - 2001Best Gospel Act - 2000 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Song "God In Me" - 2010Outstanding Gospel Artist (Traditional or Contemporary) - 2009 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards Best Gospel Album Thankful - 2001 Stellar Awards Group Duo of the Year - 2013Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year - 2013Contemporary CD of the Year Go Get It - 2013Urban/Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year "Go Get It" - 2013Special Event CD of the Year Go Get It - 2013Music Video of the Year - Short Format "Go Get It" - 2013Contemporary Group Duo of the Year - 2010Group Duo of the Year - 2010Song of the Year "God in Me" - 2010Urban/ Inspirational Single / Performance of the Year "God in Me" - 2010Urban/ Inspirational Single / Performance of the Year "Heaven" - 2006Contemporary Group Duo of the Year - 2004Group Duo of the Year - 2001New Artist of the Year - 2001Contemporary CD of the Year Thankful - 2001Contemporary Group Duo of the Year - 2001 Mary Mary News: Mary Mary Gets 6 Stellar Nods for 2013Mary Mary Gets 2 GRAMMY Nods for 2013Mary Mary Gets 2 GRAMMY Nods for 2012Top Christian Albums - March 2011BMI Christian Music Awards - 2010Top 20 Christian Songs of 2009Top 10 Christian Albums Sold in 2005Best Urban Gospel Albums Mary Mary Extras: Urban Gospel VideosChristian Songs About GodChristian Wedding Songs and Love SongsTop 10 Versions of "O Come, All Ye Faithful"