Heat Continues to Rise Around Columbia Records/Myblock Stars Mary Mary in Anticipation of New Album, SOMETHING BIG

The Long-Awaited Release, Driven By Smash Hit Lead Single "Walking," Will Be Unleashed on March 29

Flurry of Activities, Appearances and Performances, Fuel Fan & Industry Desire for Something Big, Duo's First Full-Length Release in Three Years

Mar 03, 2011, 15:11 ET from Columbia Records

NEW YORK, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Things are lining up perfectly for Columbia Records/Myblock Records artists Mary Mary – sisters Erica and Tina – as the anticipation for their newest album, SOMETHING BIG, which releases on March 29, 2011, reaches a fevered pitch.  The undeniable power of the duo's spirit, unshakeable faith and ethereal voices, is stronger than it has ever been.  Written by Mary Mary and produced by Warryn Campbell, Jazz Nixon, Gerald Haddon and LaMar "Mars" Edwards for Myblock Records, SOMETHING BIG is truly needed in the challenging times in which we are living. 

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The incredibly catchy, uplifting lead single "Walking," has quickly become a radio smash: Top 10 Urban AC (currently at #6), Top 5 Gospel (currently at #4), and the song has already begun its climb on the Pop charts.  Luga Podesta's gorgeous, inspirational video for the track has taken off at VH1 Soul, Centric, BET's 106 & Park as "new joint of the day,"  YouTube and all over the blogosphere.   

As "Walking" blazes up the charts and permeates radio airwaves across the country, there has also been an overwhelming demand to see and hear Mary Mary live, as they gear up for the release of SOMETHING BIG.  The duo just completed a pair of electrifying live performances at packed entertainment industry showcase events in New York and Los Angeles (whose celebrity attendees included "The View" co-host Sherri Sheppard). In early February, they performed at the NBA's Houston Rockets game and during the  MovieGuide Awards. Additional high-profile performances are slated for the NAACP Image Awards (March 4th on Fox); an appearance is also on tap for the week of album release on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."  Adding to this full schedule, Erica and Tina will embark on a two-week promotional tour to personally reach out to fans, radio programmers and key press outlets in Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Dallas.

Mary Mary have partnered with Essence.com to provide millions of fans with a weekly "Walk The Walk" blog – advice on love, communication and relationships – until the release of SOMETHING BIG.  The duo also appeared at Essence magazine's Black Music Luncheon during Grammy Week in Los Angeles.

In less than a decade's time, Mary Mary have sold more than five million albums and have amassed an astounding total of three Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, a BET Award, seven Dove Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, ten Stellar Awards, and more.  "It's not just about musical achievements, awards, charts and sales," note Mary Mary.  "That's not our guiding light.  It's about helping people… we're committed to our message and purpose."

SOURCE Columbia Records