Tina Campbell (musician)

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Tina Campbell
Tina and Erica performing in 2005
Tina and Erica performing in 2005
Background information
Birth nameTrecina Evette Atkins
Also known asTina Atkins-Campbell
Born (1974-05-01) May 1, 1974 (age 48)
Inglewood, California
GenresChristian R&B, urban gospel, contemporary R&B
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active1998–present
LabelsGee Tree

Trecina Evette "Tina" Campbell (née, Atkins; born May 1, 1974) is an American urban contemporary gospel, Christian R&B and contemporary R&B recording artist and musician. She started her music career in 1998 with her older sister, Erica Campbell, as part of the gospel music group, Mary Mary. Her solo music career began in 2014, and has since released one studio album with Gee Tree Creative, where it charted on the Billboard magazine chart. She released her second studio album, It's Still Personal on September 29, 2017.

Early life[edit]

Campbell was born Trecina Evette Atkins, on May 1, 1974,[1] in Inglewood, California,[2][3] the daughter of Edward Aaron Atkins, Jr. (1948–2013), originally from Merced, California, a pastor and minister, and Thomasina Andrea "Honey" Atkins (née, Daniels), who is originally from Stamford, Connecticut.[4] Her paternal grandparents are Eddie Aaron Atkins, Sr. and Lavada Cruthird, and her maternal grandparents are Tommy and Ruth Daniels.[4] She had two older brothers, Andre Lavelle Atkins, who died at six years old from a combination of Down Syndrome, spinal meningitis, and a hole in his heart, while her other brother is living in Arizona, Darrell Antoine Atkins.[4] She has two older sisters, Maliea Dionne Atkins and Erica Monique Atkins, and four younger sisters, Delisa Marie "Lisa" or "Wittle Wees" Atkins, Thomasina Andrea "Goo Goo" Atkins, Alana Ellesse "Lainz" or "Luv Luv" Atkins, and Shanta Nena Lavea Atkins.[4]

Music career[edit]

Her music career started in 1998, with her older sister, Erica Campbell, who formed half of the gospel music duo, Mary Mary.[3] In 2008, Campbell recorded a solo track called "Don't Waste Your Time" for the soundtrack to the independent film A Good Man Is Hard to Find. She commenced her solo music recording career in 2014, by recording her first studio album, It's Personal, that released on May 21, 2015, with Gee Tree Creative.[5][6] This album was her breakthrough release upon the Billboard magazine charts, while it charted on The Billboard 200, Top Gospel Albums, and Independent Albums charts, where it peaked at Nos. 90, 1, and 10, correspondingly.[7]

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Teddy Campbell, with whom she resides in Los Angeles, California together, with their five children, Cierra, Laiah Simone, Meela Jane, Glendon Theodore Jr., and Santana.[8][9] [10]


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions[7]
It's Personal 90 1 10
It's Still Personal 7 35


Title Year Chart positions Album
US Gospel
US Digital Gospel
US Gospel Airplay
"Destiny" 2015 15 1 13 It's Personal
"I'll Wait" 22
"Love Love Love"
(featuring Stevie Wonder)
"Speak the Word"
(featuring Teddy Campbell)
2016 24 24
"Too Hard Not To" 2017 20 2 22 It's Still Personal
"We Livin'" 17


Year Association Category Work Result
2018 Grammy Awards[14] Gospel Performance/Song "Too Hard Not To" Nominated


  1. ^ California Birth Index. "Trecina E Atkins, Born 05/01/1974 in California". California Birth Index. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  2. ^ Mary Mary. "About". GeoCities. Archived from the original on April 15, 2009. Retrieved January 28, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Tina Campbell : Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d Mitchell, Sheeri (2002). "Mary Mary: Transparent". Google Books. TRUEink Publishing: 89–93. ISBN 9781566251921. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
  5. ^ Jeffries, David. "It's Personal – Tina Campbell". AllMusic. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  6. ^ Cummings, Tony (June 27, 2015). "Review: It's Personal – Tina Campbell". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  7. ^ a b Billboard. "Tina Campbell : Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  8. ^ Cummings, Tony (June 14, 2015). "Tina Campbell: From very public personal issues to a number one gospel hit". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  9. ^ WE tv. "Tina Campbell". WE tv. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  10. ^ Bennett, Jessica (October 2, 2017). "Mary Mary's Tina Campbell Voted for Trump Because of His "Christian Views"". Ebony. Chicago, Illinois: Ebony Media Operations, LLC. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  11. ^ "Tina Campbell – Chart history – Billboard". www.billboard.com.
  12. ^ "Tina Campbell – Chart history – Billboard". www.billboard.com.
  13. ^ "Tina Campbell – Chart history – Billboard". www.billboard.com.
  14. ^ "60th Annual Grammy Awards". Retrieved November 28, 2017.

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