Erica and Tina Atkins have had their share of fans via their gospel duo “Mary Mary” but now that they have a WEtv reality show, they’ve gotten even more popular. So it makes sense that they’d put out a CD, “Go Get It,” based in part on their successful reality show. The sisters feel that their music and show are all a part of their ministry that proves that you can be Christian without being perfect. Their biggest hits, “Shackles” and “God in Me,” have been criticized as sounding too secular, but the Atkins sisters don’t believe in just preaching to the choir. And to that end, their reality show has earned a second season. Find out more about our latest In-Studio Jam artist here.
BORN: Erica and Trecina Atkins in Englewood, California.
BIG BREAK: Meeting Warryn Campbell who helped the duo get signed to a publishing deal and ultimately became Erica’s husband.
EDUCATION: The sisters studied voice at El Camino College.
BACK STORY: Mary Mary was born into a musical church family. Their mother, Thomasina, was the choir director and their father Eddie a youth minister at the Evangelistic Church of God in Christ in Englewood, CA. The sisters and their seven siblings sang in the church choir and with traveling music productions. All the siblings sang on “Bobby Jones Gospel” the longest-running show on BET.