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|Birth name||Warryn Stafford Campbell II|
|Also known as||Smiley, Baby Dubb|
|Born||August 21, 1975|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, record producer, rapper|
|Associated acts||PJ Morton, Mary Mary, Erica Campbell, DJ Quik, Kanye West, Musiq Soulchild, Kelly Price, Angie Stone, Dru Hill, Yolanda Adams, The Soul Seekers, Koryn Hawthorne|
Warryn Stafford Campbell II (born August 21, 1975) is an American multi Grammy winner 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 on his third album Safe + Sound.
His work includes production and songwriting credits for Mary Mary, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Xzibit, Yolanda Adams, Mos Def, Missy Elliott, Kierra Sheard, Brandy, Dave Hollister, Men of Standard, Mario, Kelly Price, Shanice, Dru Hill, Dorinda Clark-Cole, 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 (2008), in Australia. He recently collaborated with R&B/Pop singer Amerie on a rock & roll track titled "Higher" for her fourth album In Love & War (2009).
On May 26, 2001, 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 son, 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 was pregnant with their third child. She gave birth early to a girl, Zaya Monique Campbell , on January 24, 2012.
Campbell was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2008 and had an emergency operation to remove one kidney.
Awards and nominations
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|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|
|2018||Too Hard Not To (Tina Campbell song) (as writer)||Best Gospel Performance/Song||Pending|
|My Life (Walls Group Song) (as writer)||Best Gospel Performance/Song||Pending|
- Staff (June 18, 2001). "Mr. and Mrs". Jet. p. 27. Retrieved January 3, 2015.
- "Warryn S. Campbell (b. 1975)". mooseroots.com. Moose Roots.
- Clark, Melanie. "Interview With Warryn Campbell". article. gospelflava.com. Retrieved 4/2/2014. Check date values in:
- "Articles - Erica Atkins (Mary Mary) and Warryn Campbell Wedding". GospelFlava.com. 2001-05-26. Retrieved 2013-03-31.
- "Twitter / therealmarymary: ITS GOING DOWN YALL TINA'S". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-03-31.
- "Twitter / therealmarymary: Hey Tina had a healthy baby". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-03-31.
- "Twitter / therealmarymary: Tj was 7 lbs 18 1/2 inches!!!!!!". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-03-31.
- Murray, Jawn (2009-10-20). "Mary Mary: One Gives Birth, Other One Pregnant". BV Buzz. Retrieved 2013-03-31.
- "Twitter / therealmarymary: @gospelpundit guess my secret". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-03-31.
- "He Lives: Warryn Campbell undergoes operation; Mary Mary pull out of UK concert". Crossrhythms.co.uk. 2008-04-23. Retrieved 2013-03-31.