Warryn Campbell

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Warryn Campbell
Birth name Warryn Campbell
Genres R&B, soul, neo soul, contemporary gospel, hip hop
Occupations Singer, songwriter, Record producer
Instruments Vocals, Drums, bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, organ
Years active 1995–present
Labels My Block Records
Associated acts Mary Mary, DJ Quik, Kanye West, Musiq Soulchild, Kelly Price, Angie Stone, Dru Hill, Yolanda Adams

Warryn Campbell (nicknamed "Smiley" or "Baby Dubb") is an American record producer and multi-instrumentalist. He specializes in gospel music and R&B. Campbell originally got his start as a session musician and producer under the tutelage of DJ Quik[1] on his third album Safe + Sound.[2]

Career[edit]

His work includes production and songwriting credits for Mary Mary, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Xzibit, Yolanda Adams, Dayna Caddell, Mos Def, Missy Elliott, Kierra Sheard, Brandy, Dave Hollister, Men of Standard, Mario, Kelly Price, Shanice, Dru Hill, Musiq Soulchild and more. He is also a member of the modern quartet-styled traditional gospel group The Soul Seekers signed to GospoCentric Records. As a record executive, he served as vice president of A&R for Elektra Records briefly. Warryn recently helped produce Australian R&B Singer Jade MacRae's second album Get Me Home, which was released February 2008 in Australia. He recently collaborated with R&B/Pop singer Amerie on a Rock & Roll track titled 'Higher' for her 4th album In Love & War.

Personal life[edit]

On May 26, 2001,[3] he married Erica Atkins of the gospel/R&B duo Mary Mary. He is the founder and producer of ("Mary Mary") which consist of Erica Atkins-Campbell and Trecina (Tina) Atkins-Campbell. They have a daughter, Krista Nicole Campbell (born September 13, 2004). On October 20, 2009 Erica announced via Twitter the birth of her nephew, TJ as well as her second pregnancy. On April 24, 2010, the couple's second child, Warryn Campbell III was born. On July 19, 2011, Erica announced on Good Morning America that she is pregnant with their third child.

She gave birth early to a girl, Zaya Monique, on January 24, 2012.[4][5][6][7][8]

Campbell was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2008 and had an emergency operation to remove one kidney.[9]

Selected production credits[edit]

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Lil' 1/2 Dead - Steel on a Mission

  • "Givin' It Up"

Dr. Dolittle - Music from the Motion Picture

Xscape - Traces of My Lipstick

  • "One of Those Love Songs"

Hav Plenty - Music from the Motion Picture

  • Shya - "I Can't Help It"

Dru Hill - Enter the Dru

  • "How Deep Is Your Love" (produced with Dutch and Nokio)
  • "I'm Wondering" (produced with Nokio)
  • "Nowhere Without You" (produced with Sisqo)
  • "Angel" (produced with Woody and Nokio)

McGruff - Destined to Be

  • "Wat Cha Doin' to Me" (produced with Heavy D.)

Total - Kima, Keisha & Pam

  • "The Most Beautiful"

702 - 702

  • "What More Can He Do"

Shanice - Shanice

The Best Man - Music from the Motion Picture

Blackstreet - Finally

Yolanda Adams - Mountain High...Valley Low

  • "Time to Change"
  • "Yeah"

Heavy D. - Heavy

  • "I Don't Think So" (produced with Heavy D)

DJ Quik - Balance & Options

  • "Well" (produced by DJ Quik, co-produced by Warryn Campbell & Courtney Branch)

Toni Estes - Two Eleven

  • "Big Things"
  • "Change of Heart"

Mary Mary - Thankful

  • Production on all songs, except "Be Happy" and "Wade in the Water"

Sisqo - Return of Dragon

  • "A Dream"

O-Town - O-Town

  • "Girl"

BeBe Winans - Love & Freedom

  • "Jesus Children of America"

Kelly Price - Mirror Mirror

  • "Mirror Mirror (Interlude)"
  • "Good Love"
  • 3 Strikes"
  • "Can't Run Away"
  • "All I Want Is You" (featuring K-Ci & Gerald Levert)
  • "I Know Who Holds Tomorrow"

Angie Stone - Mahogany Soul

  • "Easier Said Than Done"

Luther Vandross - Luther Vandross

  • "Take You Out"

Yolanda Adams - Believe

  • "Anything"

Deborah Cox - The Morning After

  • "The Morning After"
  • "Oh My Gosh"

Mary Mary - Incredible

  • Production on all songs except "He Said", "Ordinary People" and "Give It Up, Let It Go"

Michelle Williams - Heart to Yours

  • "So Glad"

Brandy - Full Moon

  • "He Is"

Dru Hill - Dru World Order

  • "My Angel/How Could You"

Mario - Mario

  • "Just a Friend 2002"
  • "C'Mon"
  • "Braid My Hair"

Kelly Price - Priceless

  • "Introlude (The Pricey Bunch)"
  • "Someday"
  • "Priceless (Interlude)"
  • "Whatcha Gon Do"
  • "I Still Do"
  • "You Brought The Sunshine" (featuring The Clark Sisters)

Honey - Music from the Motion Picture

Avant - Private Room

  • "Have Some Fun"

Mos Def - The New Danger

  • "Sex, Love & Money"

Angie Stone - Stone Love

  • "My Man"
  • "That Kind of Love"

Snoop Dogg - R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece

  • "Ups & Downs"
  • "I'm Threw Witchu"

Mario - Turning Point

  • "C'mon"

Brandy - Afrodisiac

  • "Who I Am"

Christina Milian - It's About Time

  • "Highway"
  • L.O.V.E."

Petey Pablo - Still Writing in My Diary: 2nd Entry

  • "He Spoke to Me"

Missy Elliott - The Cookbook

  • "Teary Eyed"

Jamie Foxx - Unpredictable

  • "Love Changes"

Kanye West - Late Registration

  • "We Major" (co-produced with Kanye West)

Trey Songz - I Gotta Make It

  • "Ooo"

112 - Pleasure and Pain

  • "That's How Close We Are" (co-produced with Harold Lilly)

Anointed - Now is the Time

  • "Mighty Long Way"
  • "Now That I'm Free"
  • "Gotta Move"
  • "Gonna Lift Your Name (Remix)"

Jade MacRae - Jade MacRae

  • "All My Love"

Heather Headley - In My Mind

  • "Am I Worth It"
  • "Change"

Xzibit - Full Circle

  • "Thank You"

Mary Mary - A Mary Mary Christmas

  • Entire album

Dave Hollister - The Book of David: Vol. 1 - The Transition

  • Help Me

Kanye West - Graduation

Musiq Soulchild - Luvanmusiq

  • "Makeyouhappy"
  • "Ridiculous"
  • "Takeyouthere"
  • "Greatestlove"

Chanté Moore - Love the Woman

  • "Always Gonna Be Somethin'"
  • "Can't Do It"
  • "My Eyes"

David Banner - The Greatest Story Ever Told

  • "G.S.E.T. Intro"
  • "Faith"

Jennifer Hudson - Jennifer Hudson

  • "Jesus Promised Me a Home Over There"

Ice Cube - Raw Footage

  • "Tomorrow"

Dubb Union - Snoop Dogg Presents: Dubb Union

  • "Sign Language"

Heavy D. - Vibes

  • "Hugs and Kisses" (co-produced with Heavy D. and Mike City)
  • "Delilah"

Amerie - In Love & War

  • "Higher"

Ruben Studdard - Love Is

  • "Footprints in the Sand"

David Banner & 9th Wonder - Death of a Pop Star

  • "No Denying (Channel 3)" (produced by 9th Wonder, additional production by Warryn Campbell & David Banner)
  • "Slow Down" (featuring Heather Victoria) (produced by 9th Wonder, additional production by Warryn Campbell & David Banner)
  • "Be With You" (featuring Ludacris & Marsha Ambrosius) (produced by 9th Wonder, additional production by Warryn Campbell & David Banner)
  • "Stutter" (featuring Anthony Hamilton) (produced by 9th Wonder, additional production by Warryn Campbell & David Banner)
  • "Something Is Wrong" (featuring Lisa Ivey) (produced by 9th Wonder, additional production by Warryn Campbell & David Banner)
  • "Strange" (featuring Big Remo) (produced by 9th Wonder, additional production by Warryn Campbell & David Banner)
  • "Love Me Down" (produced by 9th Wonder, additional production by Warryn Campbell & David Banner)
  • "Hip Hop" (featuring Mars) (produced by 9th Wonder, additional production by Warryn Campbell & David Banner)

Snoop Dogg - Doggumentary

  • "Raised in Da Hood"

Jill Scott - The Light of the Sun

  • "Quick"

Kelly Price - Kelly

  • "And You Don't Stop"
  • "The Rain"
  • "Vexed"
  • "Speechless"
  • "Feels So Good"
  • "Lil Sumn-Sumn"
  • "Get Right Or Get Left"

Brandy - Two Eleven

  • "Scared of Beautiful"

The World Famous Tony Williams - King Or the Fool

  • "This Place"

PJ Morton - New Orleans

  • "Only One" (featuring Stevie Wonder) (produced by PJ Morton, co-produced by Warryn Campbell)
  • "Work It Out" (produced by PJ Morton, co-produced by Warryn Campbell)
  • "First Sight" (produced by PJ Morton, co-produced by Warryn Campbell)

Erica Campbell - Help

  • Entire album

Awards and nominations[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Year Recipient Award Result
2000 Mountain High... Valley Low (Yolanda Adams's album) (as producer) Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album Won
2001 Thankful (Mary Mary's album) (as producer) Won
2002 Songs in A Minor (Alicia Keys's album) (as producer) Best R&B Album Won
2003 Full Moon (Brandy's album) (as producer) Best Contemporary R&B Album Nominated
2005 Afrodisiac (Brandy's album) (as producer) Nominated
It's About Time (Christina Milian's album) (as producer) Nominated
2006 Late Registration (Kanye West's album) (as producer) Album of the Year Nominated
Best Rap Album Won
The Cookbook (Missy Elliott's album) (as producer) Nominated
Turning Point (Mario's album) (as producer) Best Contemporary R&B Album Nominated
Mary Mary (Mary Mary's album) (as producer) Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album Nominated
"Heaven" (Mary Mary) Best Gospel Song Nominated
2007 Unpredictable (Jamie Foxx's album) (as producer) Best R&B Album Nominated
2008 Graduation (Kanye West's album) (as producer) Album of the Year Nominated
Best Rap Album Won
Luvanmusiq (Musiq Soulchild's album) (as producer) Best R&B Album Nominated
2009 The Sound (Mary Mary's album) (as producer) Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album Nominated
Jennifer Hudson (Jennifer Hudson's album) (as producer) Best R&B Album Won
"Get Up" Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance Won
Best Gospel Song Nominated
2010 "God In Me" Won
2013 "Go Get It" Won
Write Me Back (R. Kelly's album) (as producer) Best R&B Album Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clark, Melanie. "Interview With Warryn Campbell". article. gospelflava.com. Retrieved 4/2/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ http://www.discogs.com/DJ-Quik-Safe-Sound/release/750883
  3. ^ "Articles - Erica Atkins (Mary Mary) and Warryn Campbell Wedding". GospelFlava.com. 2001-05-26. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  4. ^ "Twitter / therealmarymary: ITS GOING DOWN YALL TINA'S". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  5. ^ "Twitter / therealmarymary: Hey Tina had a healthy baby". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  6. ^ "Twitter / therealmarymary: Tj was 7 lbs 18 1/2 inches!!!!!!". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  7. ^ Murray, Jawn (2009-10-20). "Mary Mary: One Gives Birth, Other One Pregnant". BV Buzz. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  8. ^ "Twitter / therealmarymary: @gospelpundit guess my secret". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  9. ^ "He Lives: Warryn Campbell undergoes operation; Mary Mary pull out of UK concert". Crossrhythms.co.uk. 2008-04-23. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  10. ^ http://www.discogs.com/artist/Warryn+Campbell#t=Credits_Production&q=&p=1