Erica Campbell of “Mary Mary” is set to release her debut single, ” A Little More Jesus” on all digital platforms on June 25th. The song will also be featured as a ringtone for Verizon Wireless Black Music Month. The song has received critical acclaim from fans and industry insiders. Elroy Smith of Radio One stated that when the song debut on Praise 103.9 in May, “listeners constantly begged us to play it again, and if you want to feel good and uplifted this is the song for you.” The single is the first song to be released off Erica’s debut solo album that will be produced by her husband Warryn Campbell, and the song is co written by Erica and her sister Tina Campbell. Warryn states, “The Erica Campbell project is long over due, she has shined so brightly with Mary Mary over the last 10 Years, and now we get to hear her in a way that she has never been heard before.” Warryn goes on to say that listeners should be prepared to take an amazing journey with Erica and that they will enjoy the ride. This summer Erica will hit the road with several high profile appearances and performances at conferences, and is currently in production on the third season of her and Tina’s self titled WEtv Series “Mary Mary”.
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The nominations were announced for the 2013 BET Awards taking place on June 30th. In the Gospel category, Mary Mary, Tamela Mann, Marvin Sapp, Lecrae and Deitrick Haddon received nominations. Mary Mary also received an additional nomination in the Best Group Category. The 2013 BET Awards will be hosted this year by comedian Chris Tucker and the winners will be announced during the live show held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on June 30th.
Erica Campbell, one half of Gospel super duo Mary Mary debut her new single “A Little More Jesus” in front of a receptive crowd at New York’s popular Village Underground. Campbell had the crowd up on their feet as she performed her new single that has a classic old school churchy flair. Erica is currently working with her husband Grammy Award Winning Warryn Campbell on her solo album due out this fall on MyBlock Records. Erica will continue to tour with her sister Tina as “Mary Mary” and is currently in production for Season 3 of their hit weTV reality show. Season 2 of their show garnered over 5 million viewers, and the series was ranked by Nielsen Media as the #1 TV show for African American women in their time slot.
Grammy Winning Producer Warryn Campbell has entered into a strategic partnership with independent music label Entertainment One (eOne). The new deal will help Campbell support the artist on his label such as JoiStarr, The Soul Seekers, Jason McGee, and new music from Jason Champion in 2014. The label will also release a new single by Erica Campbell of Mary Mary. eOne has proven to be a force in the music industry mastering sales, marketing, communication, and production for its clients. Warryn states, “I am very excited to be partnered with a company that truly understands the future of entertainment, ” adds Warryn Campbell, founder and CEO of My Block Records. “Working across multiple genres with My Block, it’s important to have a clear vision and the resources for artists to be successful across multiple platforms today. In this strategic partnership with eOne Music, we share a similar vision in supporting Gospel’s great history and taking it to another level as well as other genres, to serve both emerging and established artists in creating innovative work that paves the way now and for the future. Let’s go.” eOne Television also produces the hit weTV series, “Mary Mary”, in which Warryn Campbell appears regularly. James Robinson, Senior VP of eOne Music Nashville and GOSPELflava Co founder states, I have long held and have the highest respect for Warryn Campbell and his immeasurable talents personally and professionally. Our shared commitment to music that captivates listeners, inspires their spirits and encourages their faith was a natural fit with us at eOne, and it’s a blessing to create this strategic partnership to release new Gospel and R&B work with My Block.”
First came the Marys, then there was word of pilots being shot for Kim Burrell and Marvin Sapp followed by the announcement of the adventures of Karen Clark Sheard, Bishop J Drew Sheard and their musical children followed closely by Michelle Williams and her sisters. Well now, Gospel Music reality tv just keeps growing as Billy Hall, EVP of Programming and Production for Bounce TV announced yesterday that production is to begin later this month on a reality show featuring the Singing Joneses’ (aka Forever Jones). This marks the network’s first ever original reality series.
The network has ordered six episodes and principal production will take place in the family’s hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana.
Get ready for more of “Mary Mary”. The Grammy Winning duo’s weTV reality show has been renewed for a third season. The show’s second season has reached an impressive 5.2 million viewers. Season 3 is set to begin filming in March of this year in Los Angeles. In an interview Erica Campbell stated, “We’re so excited about the next season as we enter a new phase in our lives and careers. This past year has been both overwhelming and exciting and we were happy to share those moments with our fans. We are grateful to provide viewers with an honest look into who we are and how we handle our differences, and we hope to continue to inspire and encourage people through our show in addition to our music.” Catch the Season finale of Mary Mary Thursday February 28, 2013 at 9pm on weTV.
BILLBOARD.COM chronicles the top selling albums in music each week. So we’re bringing this info about the Gospel music genre to your fingertips each week, right here. We will highlight the Top 5 Gospel Albums & The Top 5 Gospel Songs!
For the week of February 9th, 2013
TOP 5 GOSPEL ALBUMS
Congratulations to Gospel duo Mary Mary on winning two NAACP Image Awards (Best Duo/Best Gospel Album) on Friday February 1,2013 in Los Angeles. The duo is continuing on their winning streak after winning 5 Stellar Awards, and now preparing to head to the Grammy Awards where they are nominated for two awards. The Grammy Awards airs this Sunday February 10, 2012 at 8pm EST on CBS.
*Just a note to our viewers, the GOSPEL categories are announced during the pre-show which airs on http://www.grammy.com/