On this song, Bell Biv DeVoe hooked up with fellow '90s R&B trio, SWV. Ricky Bell admitted to Lenny Green on WBLS that he was unsure about how his performance would be alongside SWV lead singer Cheryl "Coko" Gamble.
"Tight before we did the song, I was intimidated," he stated. "You know a duet with Coko, she's amazing. I even called my manager like 'I don't know man. I don't know if this is going to work'. I was just real hesitant. But once I finally went in and Coko laid her part and I went in and did my vocals I was like okay cool."
The lyrics for "Mary, Did You Know?" were written by Christian singer and comedian Mark Lowry, after his pastor asked him to write a Christmas musical for their church. Southern gospel musician Buddy Greene later added music to his words.
"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift earned an entry in the 2014 edition of the Guinness Book of Records for the fastest-selling digital single. It reached the #1 spot on iTunes just 50 minutes after its release.