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Tevin Campbell

Tevin Campbell

Biography

Blessed with a light yet sturdy voice, Tevin Campbell was a mainstay on urban radio stations in the early '90s. The Texas singer made a precocious debut at the tender age of 12 on Quincy Jones' comeback album Back on the Block, sending the hopeful single "Tomorrow (A Better You, Better Me)" to the top of the R&B charts. His next appearance came via "Round and Round" on Prince's Graffiti Bridge soundtrack. It became a crossover hit and earned Campbell the first of eight career Grammy nominations. His debut album, 1992's T.E.V.I.N., arrived amidst considerable buzz. With hits like the slow-dance jam "Tell Me What You Want Me to Do" and the New Jack number "Just Ask Me," it went platinum and certified Campbell as a teen star. The next album, 1994's I'm Ready, did even better, going double-platinum on the strength of the title track and "Can We Talk." But as Campbell grew into adulthood, he struggled to maintain his audience. The title cut from 1996's Back to the World proved to be his last real hit.
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