Born Tevin Jermod Campbell, he was first introduced to the R&B world by famed producer Quincy Jones in August 1989. Campbell’s first solo hit was “Round and Round”, which charted at #5 on R&B charts in September 1990 and #12 in pop in April 1991 was produced by Prince and was featured in Prince’s film Graffiti Bridge. Campbell followed the success of his first two singles by releasing his debut album, T.E.V.I.N., in November 1991 which featured the R&B hit singles and Tevin’s only #1 Adult Contemporary hit: “Tell Me What You Want Me To Do” followed by:, “Alone With You”, and “Goodbye”. His second album, I’m Ready released October 1993, yielded the #1 R&B hit and #9 pop single “Can We Talk” in December 1993, “I’m Ready”, “Always In My Heart” which charted at #2 on the R&B chart and #6 on the pop charts in June 1994 received a lot of air play on the R&B radio and the sensual, “SHHH”. He also scored a Top 30 hit with “Don’t Say Goodbye Girl” on the R&B charts. In September 1994, Campbell also scored an R&B hit with the single “U Will Know” as part of the R&B supergroup “Black Men United”, a group that also included singer Usher. Campbell then took a long hiatus away from the industry.
Campbell returned to the studios in 2006, working with producers Scott Storch, The Underdogs, Krucial Keys, Bryan Michael Cox, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, and Ryan Leslie and his longtime associate KeArt. The comeback album is waiting to be published and will be released in 2008. Campbell is currently playing the role of Seaweed J. Stubbs in the Broadway musical Hairspray. He has been with the cast since December 2005.