Tevin Campbell was born in Dallas, Texas on November 12, 1976. At the age of 12, he became one of the youngest solo artists to ever be signed to a major record label.
Quincy Jones took a special interest in Tevin’s talent and he appeared on Jones’ LP Back on the Block and was featured on "Tomorrow (A Better You, Better Me)," which hit number one on the R&B charts in June 1990. Later that year, he appeared in Prince's Graffiti Bridge film singing "Round and Round," which Prince wrote for him and which became a gold single.
Next, in the summer of 1991, he appeared on the soundtrack to Boyz in the Hood singing "Just Ask Me To," a Top Ten R&B hit. All of this set the stage for his debut album, 1991's T.E.V.I.N., which went platinum and spawned two R&B chart-toppers, "Tell Me What You Want Me to Do" and "Alone with You," as well as the R&B Top Five hit "Goodbye." I'm Ready, released two years later, did even better, going double platinum and featuring three R&B chart hits -- the number one "Can We Talk," "I'm Ready," which went Top Five, and "Always in My Heart," which reached the Top Ten.
Campbell’s compilation album “The Best of Campbell” was a huge international success, reaching multi-platinum status in Africa, Japan and the UK. Campbell has worked with some of the industry’s top writers and producers including Prince, Babyface, Al B. Sure, Narada Michael Walden, Wyclef and Sean “Diddy” Combs.
After releasing several hit singles, Tevin transitioned into TV, Film and Broadway.
He made several acting appearances in the hit TV sitcoms “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Moesha” and did the soundtrack for “A Goofy Movie,” an animated musical comedy film.
In recent years, Tevin has taken Broadway by storm and played the role of Seaweed J. Stubbs in the hit Broadway musical Hairspray. Campbell reprised his role of Seaweed in the Broadway musical, Hairspray, in the Melbourne and Sydney productions in Australia.
Fans get ready, Tevin Campbell is back! With over 5 million albums sold worldwide, 4 Grammy nominations, and achieving certified platinum status, Tevin is back on the road touring, giving people what they want…GOOD MUSIC. After a decade of experiences, Tevin has matured both personally and professionally. He is writing and producing new material for a long awaited upcoming album. The first single "Safer" was released April 15, 2016 in the U.S.
“We were compelled to invite Tevin back to the country after so many requests from his fans who could not attend his shows as they were all sold out “says concert promoter Godfrey Vollenhoven of Marmalade Productions.
Capetownians can see Campbell at GrandWest on 22 July 2016 and Joburg fans can book their tickets (from R295) for the Carnival City show on 23 and 24 July 2016.