Paula Campbell

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Paula Campbell
Birth name Paula Campbell
Born (1983-07-22) July 22, 1983 (age 33)
Origin Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Genres R&B, soul
Occupation(s) singer-songwriter
Instruments vocals
Years active 2004–present
Labels Columbia,
Sony Urban Music (2005-present)

Paula Campbell is an American R&B singer from Baltimore, Maryland who first gained prominence as a contestant on Baltimore Idol.


Paula was raised on the west side of Baltimore, and attended Frederick Douglass High School, where she took voice lessons.[1] As a teenager, she sang in vocal groups with Tamar Braxton and Blu Cantrell, but none of the ensembles took off.[2]

Her first major exposure was in the 2002 Baltimore Idol, where she placed in the top 8.[1] After the competition, DJ Rod Lee of Baltimore radio station 92Q contacted Campbell, and together the two cut a track, "How Does it Feel", which featured local rapper Tim Trees and became a local radio hit in 2003.[1] In 2004, she released her first album, Who Got Next? on independent label Blakbyrd Music, which hit #92 on the Billboard R&B charts.[3]

She opened for Kanye West at a Baltimore show and sang on a remix of Fat Joe's "Lean Back" which received some national attention.[2] She began writing a second album in 2005 but placed the project on hold after signing to Sony BMG in May of that year, who had planned to release her second effort, I Am Paula Campbell, late in 2006.[2] The release of the album was delayed, however, and it has yet to be released. In 2009, she released her second album, "Dreammaker."

In the meantime, Campbell won a Glamour magazine music contest and shot a music video for the song "Ain't Nobody Stupid", directed by Ciara.[4] "Ain't Nobody Stupid" was written by Ne-Yo, with whom Campbell toured in the summer of 2007.[5] In 2009 Paula started her I Am Paula Campbell Mini tour in The Dmv Area she also hired Local rnb/pop singer Dijohn Thomas and rnb singer Mishon Ratliff". to open up for her in Virginia and DC


Who Got Next? (Blakbyrd Music Group)
  • Released: April 27, 2004
  • Chart positions: US R&B #92[3]
  • RIAA certification:N/A
  • U.S. sales: 300,000 independently


Year Title Chart positions Album
Hot 100 U.S. R&B
2004 "How Does It Feel?"(featuring Tim Trees) - - Who Got Next?
"Take You Home" - 120
2008 "I Can't Leave" TBA TBA I Am Paula Campbell


  1. ^ a b c Lady's Choice. Baltimore City Paper, July 21, 2004. Accessed September 30, 2007.
  2. ^ a b c Who Is Paula Campbell?. Baltimore City Paper, May 31, 2006. Accessed September 30, 2007.
  3. ^ a b Chart Positions at
  4. ^ News. Skope Magazine, August 15, 2007. Accessed September 30, 2007.
  5. ^ Checking in from the Ne-Yo Tour. VIBE, June 29, 2007. Accessed September 30, 2007.

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