Tevin Campbell

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Tevin Campbell (* 12. November 1976 in Dallas , Texas ) is an American R & B - singer and songwriter .


In early 1990, the music producer Quincy Jones became aware of Campbell and produced his first single Tomorrow (A Better You Better Me) with him . The song made it to number 1 on the American R'n'B Billboard charts in May 1990 . The piece appeared on Jones' album Back on the Block , which won the 1991 Grammy Award for "Album of the Year".

Campbell's first solo success was in 1990 the song Round and Round , which was composed by Prince and can be found on his album Graffiti Bridge as well as on the film of the same name. In 1991 Campbell released his first solo album TEVIN The album went to number 5 on the R'n'B album charts and went platinum. The following albums were also commercially successful.

Campbell was nominated five times for a Grammy Award and twice for an American Music Award , but received nothing at the awards ceremony. Only in 1993 was he able to receive the Soul Train Music Awards for the best R'n'B / Soul single.

Campbell is also working on a second career as an actor. In the 1990s, he had guest appearances in The Prince of Bel-Air and dubbed a character in Disney's Goofy - The Film . In December 2005, he took on the role of Seaweed J. Stubbs in a Broadway performance of the musical Hairspray .

In 1999, Campbell hit the headlines when he tried to pay an undercover cop for oral sex . Campbell was arrested and found marijuana in his car . Since then there has been speculation about a possible homosexuality of Campbell. Campbell was fined $ 1,080 and sentenced to attend a Narcotics Anonymous support group, as well as attend training on AIDS prevention.



  • 1991: TEVIN
  • 1993: I'm Ready
  • 1996: Back to the World
  • 1999: Tevin Campbell


  • 1990: Tomorrow (A Better You, A Better Me)
  • 1990: Round and Round
  • 1991: Just Ask Me To
  • 1991: Tell Me What You Want Me to Do
  • 1992: Goodbye
  • 1992: Strawberry Letter 23
  • 1992: Alone with You
  • 1993: Confused
  • 1993: Can We Talk
  • 1994: I'm Ready
  • 1994: Always in My Heart
  • 1994: Shhh
  • 1994: Don 'Say Goodbye Girl
  • 1996: Back to the World
  • 1996: I Got It Bad
  • 1997: Could You Learn to Love
  • 1998: Another Way
  • 1999: Losing All Control
  • 1999: For Your Love

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Article of November 10, 1999 on mtv.com , accessed April 8, 2009