What Are the Highlights of Tevin Campbell's Career?


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Some highlights of Tevin Campbell's career include reaching No. 1 on the R&B charts with four different singles, reaching gold platinum status with his first two albums, appearing on Broadway and launching a 2014 comeback to the R&B scene. Campbell achieved his greatest commercial success as a teenager in the early 1990s. His popularity decreased throughout the 1990s, and he was largely absent from the R&B scene from 1999 to 2014.

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Campbell reached No. 1 on the R&B charts as a 13-year-old in 1990 as a featured performer on Quincy Jones' single "Tomorrow (A Better You, A Better Me)." He followed up that success with another No. 1 hit in 1991, "Tell Me What You Want Me to Do," which is still the biggest hit of his career as of 2015. 1992's "Alone with You" and 1993's "Can We Talk" also reached No. 1 on the Billboard R&B charts.

Campbell's first two albums, "T.E.V.I.N." in 1991 and "I'm Ready" in 1993, both achieved platinum status. 1996's "Back to the World" achieved gold status.

Campbell appeared in the Broadway production of "Hairspray" in 2005 and continued in that role through 2011. By 2014, he was 15 years removed from his last album, but he signed with Spectra Music Group in an attempt to revive his career. He released two new singles in October 2015, which were his first new releases since 1999 apart from a few credits as a featured artist.

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