Friday, April 20, 2012

Jesse Campbell

Jesse Campbell (born in Maywood, Illinois) is an R&B singer who started out singing in church as a teenager and later was featured on recordings by gospel artists such as the Winans and Timothy Wright.

In 1994, he signed a record contract with Capitol Records imprint label, Underworld Records.
In 1995, Jesse released his debut album, "Never Let You Go" which peaked at #53 on Billboard's Top R&B\Hip-Hop Albums chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.
His first single, "When U Cry I Cry" peaked at #124 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #29 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.
The follow-up single, "Baby, Baby, Baby" peaked at #76 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 5 weeks.

Jesse was featured on the soundtrack to the 1995 film, "Dead Presidents" on the track "Where is The Love" featuring singer Trina. The song helped push sales of the soundtrack to over 500,000 units which certified the soundtrack gold.

His popularity led to making appearances on "Showtime at the Apollo," the B.E.T. Network's "Video Soul" and "Soul Train."
After that, Jesse returned to gospel music. He has recorded music for various films and in 2006, he released his second album, "Hymns from the Heart, Vol. 1."
In 2009, he released the album "Sessions: A Musical Compliation of Songs" which is available on iTunes.

Jesse has performed as a soloist for many evangelists such as Joyce Myers, Benny Hinn, Prophetess Juanita Bynum, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Kenneth Ulmer, Noel Jones and Dr. Creflo Dollar. He has also fallen on some hard times.

After his wife walked on Jesse when he was unable to provide for his family financially, he and his young daughter were homeless, sleeping in their car until his brother moved to town to help out.

After a year, Jesse was back on his feet, making a living singing in churches and at weddings. In 2012, he was a contestant on the NBC reality singing show "The Voice," but was later eliminated in the quarterfinals.

During an appearance on "The Today Show," Jesse stated that he wasn't mad or disappointed about being eliminated from "The Voice" and is thankful for the experience. These days, it appears as if Jesse is still active with his singing career.

To follow Jesse on Twitter, go to:
https://twitter.com/singjessesing

To see the music video for "When U Cry I Cry," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK9uKqrwbiE

To see the music video for "Baby, Baby, Baby," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdc0Wj_SzmQ

To see a video of Jesse performing "A Song For You" on "The Voice," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rDS6DDNFuY

To see a video of Jesse's last performance on "The Voice" performing "Halo," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac4Hsp1M8i4

To see a video of Jesse singing "His Eye is On the Sparrow," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUAuzTLClpU

To see a video of Jesse singing "Amazing Grace," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Lqfy_UEMKY

To see a fan-made video of Jesse & Trina's song "Where is the Love," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RUD9y_-98w



[updated on 04\17\2016]

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