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Soul Train Awards 2022: Learn Why Erica Campbell Is Nominated For 'Best Gospel/Inspirational' Award This Year

The veteran artist was an established songwriter before blowing up big as the singing duo MaryMary.

Many fans may know Erica Campbell from the chart-topping gospel musical duo MaryMary, but ahead of this year’s Soul Train Awards, where the singer, songwriter, and actress is nominated for the “Best Gospel/Inspirational Award,” get to the veteran musician better with these interesting facts. Also, don’t forget to tune into our celebration of soul and r&b, all hosted by comedian and actor Deon Cole.

  • She wants to grace a Broadway stage someday

    The multitalented not only writes and sings, but she acts too. She’s appeared in several hit series including, Greenleaf, Half & Half and feature-length films like The Fighting Temptations and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.

    She was once quoted saying, “I always wanted to be in a musical like ‘West Side Story,’ ‘Sound of Music,’ or ‘Singing in the Rain!’”

  • She vowed never to sing after a musical mishap

    Eria took her singing so seriously that when she was thirteen, she forgot the words to a song, and she stopped singing for nearly three years.  She told WeTV, “So, I didn’t sing again until I was 16!”

  • She started in the business as a songwriter

    During a vintage interview, Erica said that former bandmate, “Tina and I got a publishing deal as songwriters before we became Mary Mary.”

    The Soul Train Awards 2022 premieres Saturday, November 26 at 8 pm ET/PT on BET and BET Her.

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