Lamar Campbell (musician)

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Lamar Campbell
Birth nameMillard Lamar Campbell
Born (1964-02-13) February 13, 1964 (age 55)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Genresgospel, traditional black gospel, urban contemporary gospel
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Instrumentsvocals, singer-songwriter
Years active1995–present
LabelsTyscot, EMI Gospel, Alliant, NuSpring, Soul Stride
Associated actsSpirit of Praise

Lamar Campbell (born February 13, 1964 as Millard Lamar Campbell II) is an American gospel musician. He started his music career, in 1995, with Spirit of Praise that are based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. They have released nine albums with six of them charting on the Billboard magazine Gospel Albums chart. He has released albums with a few labels, such as the following: Tyscot, EMI Gospel, Alliant, NuSpring, Soul Stride

Early life[edit]

Campbell was born Millard Lamar Campbell,[1] on February 13, 1964 in Indianapolis, Indiana.[2] His parents reared him in the Capitol City Seventh Day Adventist Church, where he played the piano for the church choir at an early age.[2] He is a graduate of Broad Ripple High School, and went on to Butler University.[2] Campbell was a minister of music in 1987, but he did not compose the Spirit of Praise until 1995, while he was at Light of the World Church, as their music minister.[2][3]

Music career[edit]

His music career began in 1995, with the release of Ready by Tyscot Records on April 16, 1995,[4] yet this did not chart.[5] The next album, Lamar Campbell & Spirit of Praise, was released on May 19, 1998 by EMI Gospel.[4] This was his breakthrough release on the Billboard magazine Gospel Albums chart, which he would get five more albums to chart on that particular chart.[5] He has released albums with five labels, Tyscot Records, EMI Gospel, Alliant Records, NuSpring Records, and Soul Stride Records.[4]


List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions[5]
Lamar Campbell & Spirit of Praise 21
I Need Your Spirit 12
When I Think About You 11
The Praise Collection 34
Confessions of a Worshipper 13
From the Sky
New Song, New Sound
Open the Sky 40


  1. ^ "Songwriter/Composer: CAMPBELL MILLARD LAMAR". Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Carpenter, Bil (2005). "Uncloudy Days: The Gospel Music Encyclopedia": 70. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Lamar Campbell : Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c AllMusic. "Lamar Campbell : Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c Billboard. "Lamar Campbell : Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved March 29, 2015.

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