My Block/Columbia Records artists, Mary Mary won the Grammy® for Best Gospel Song at the awards. The win brings their career Grammy count to four. The win comes on the heels of two Image Award wins along with five Stellar Award wins in 2013 alone – all for their hit single/album “Go Get It.”
Erica was on had with her husband Warryn Campbell to accept the award during the pre telecast portion of the awards. The song writing category is awarded to the songwriters of the song. Erica and Tina wrote the song along with Warryn. Th Backstage after their win, Erica explain that Tina was not presented at the ceremony because she was at home with her husband and children.
Erica and Warryn talked about being married and working together on the song. Erica laughed saying that "even though he is their producer, they figure out kind of how to make it work that if we keep those things separate, I think we can stay together for a very very long time."
Mary Mary is currently enjoying the success of their originally scripted WE tv reality series, now in its second season which has just been ranked by Nielsen Media as the #1 TV show for African American women in their time slot on cable.
The ladies have been on a fast track since the beginning of 2013; co-hosting and performing at January’s Stellar Awards, taking home the Best Duo and Best Gospel Album awards at February’s NAACP Image Awards, and securing their latest Grammy® win. In the midst of their award season activity, Mary Mary had the distinguished honor of being invited to New York City to perform just before former President Bill Clinton spoke at the annual Wall Street Project conference hosted by Reverend Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH organization. The conference honored former New York Governor David Patterson and music business legend, Berry Gordy.
Showing no signs of fatigue following recent births welcomed by Erica and Tina, their careers continue to blaze forward. In 2012, Mary Mary released their chart-topping cd and single of the same name, Go Get It, as WE tv launched their hit series in the spring, and Season 2 later in the year. The sisters gave birth within six months of each other, both welcoming healthy bouncing bundles of joy.
“Mary Mary,” the WE tv series which airs Thursdays at 9PM ET/PT, received a CableFAXAward in the faith-based category for Best Show or Series. Interactive One's Digital Gospel Music Awards listed “Go Get It” as Best Gospel Video of the Year.
For more information on Mary Mary: www.marymary.com
Check back to this page for more reports from Backstage at the Grammy Awards as I was live on the scene.