Tevin Campbell is a singer and songwriter from the United States. Tevin Jermod Campbell was born on November 12, 1976, in Waxahachie, Texas. He acquired a penchant for singing from a young age.
Singing gospel as a choir member and then as a soloist at Joshua Chapel in a little hamlet just south of Dallas, Texas. Quincy Jones introduced him to the R&B world in August 1989, and they collaborated and created several successful tunes.
Early Childhood and Education
Tevin has always loved music and singing; he began performing gospel in church as a choir member and then, a few years later, became a soloist at Joshua Chapel in a little hamlet south of Dallas, Texas.
His mother, Rhonda, was his biggest inspiration back then; she was nicknamed ‘Little Aretha' even though she was a postal worker, but her brilliance and passion went on through her son, Tevin.
Tevin Campbell: Career
Tevin was dedicated to music and making improvements daily. His mother, determined to foster her son's success, managed to pull some threads and book a ‘phone audition for her son with jazz flutist Bobbi Humphrey with the help of a friend.
Humphrey was blown away by Tevin's performance and immediately forwarded his recordings to Warner Bros., where Tevin met with Benny Medina, WB's senior vice president and general sales manager of black music at the time. Their encounter went well, and Tevin's career was on the rise.
Tevin made his official debut as a musician in 1989 when he collaborated with Quincy Jones on the song “Tomorrow (A Better You, A Better Me),” a vocal rendition of The Brothers Johnson's instrumental.
In June of the following year, the song topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles list, signaling the beginning of a prosperous career for the young R&B singer.
Tevin released the single “Round and Round” in November 1990, which peaked at No. 3 on the R&B chart and garnered him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 33rd Grammy Awards.
Tevin Campbell: Net Worth
According to the Celebrity Net Worth website, Tevin's worth is about $2 million. Most singer-money songwriters come from the music business. Tevin is best known for his hit songs like “Round and Round,” “Back to the World,” “Can We Talk,” and “For Your Love.”
The 45-year-old used to be a child star. Talent manager Benny Medina found him when he was only 12 years old. Quincy Jones, his mentor, got him into the music business, and he became known as “the next Michael Jackson.”
The star's first album, T.E.V.I.N., came out in 1991, and his second, I'm Ready, came out in 1993. Songs like “Alone With You,” “Tell Me What You Want Me to Do,” “Can We Talk,” and “Don't Say Goodbye Girl” made both albums instant hits with fans. Tevin has also been on T.V. shows like “Moesha” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”
Singer Officially Comes Out as Gay
Over the years, Tevin has kept the media out of his personal life. Even though his sexuality was talked about for years, the star didn't say much about it.
“When I told my family and friends, I was gay when I was 19 or 20, that was the end. Then I went on a journey to learn more about myself. Tevin said on the daily podcast, “I didn't know who I was.”
“Being around people like me, LGBTQ+ people who lived normal lives and had partners. “I'd never seen that before,” said the singer. “I had a great time back then.”
Out Magazine said that in early 2022, a fan tweeted, “My mom keeps telling me that Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass, and Tevin Campbell were gay.”
Tevin responded to the post by writing “Tevin is” and adding an emoji of a rainbow flag and a pair of sunglasses. Many of Tevin's fans thought he was coming out at the time, but the singer quickly deleted the tweet.
When asked about the tweet in a recent interview, the 45-year-old said, “It was just something I did.” I love my fans but don't care what they think about my se*uality.”