In 2000, a fashionable and relatable Gospel duo called Mary Mary hit the music scene like a breath of fresh air. With hits like "Shackles" and "God In Me" it was easy for the contemporary R&B and hip-hop crowd to groove to their jams. And as the duo released more album, they forced Christian music to grow with them, dragging some critics unwillingly into the future of faith-based art.
Now Erica Atkins-Campbell and Tina Atkins-Campbell will be honored at the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience in New Orleans on July 8 and we couldn't think of anyone better to celebrate. Let's take a look back at Mary Mary through the years.
In June 2006, Mary Mary performed at the sixth annual BET Awards with Kirk Franklin and statuesque legend Yolanda Adams. Adams originally worked with the sisters when she recorded two songs they’d penned for her called “Time To Change” and “Yeah” 1999 album, “Mountain High… Valley Low.”