Jesse Campbell was born in Chicago, Ill. At age 16, Jesse began singing and soon after began traveling the country with his father, Pastor W. J. Campbell. Jesse was a featured soloist on the early recordings of the Winans and Timothy Wright. In 1994, Jesse signed a recording contract with Underworld/Capitol Records. During this time, he recorded and released his first hit single, “When You Cry, I Cry,” from his debut album, Never Let You Go. He also recorded the smash hit, “Where Is The Love,” from the movie soundtrack Dead Presidents, which sold over 500,000 copies.
Jesse has made many personal appearances and live performances on national television shows including, Showtime at the Apollo, Video Soul and Soul Train. During that time, in spite of being offered lucrative, secular recording contracts and opportunities to work with the hottest, most successful producers and executives, Jesse chose to give up the world and all it had to offer for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Since then, God has placed the mandate of Psalmodist (One who sings Hymns) on Jesse's life; thus, the birth of "Hymns from the Heart Vol. 1 CD," currently available via jessecampbell.com. As a result of his renewed commitment, he was a featured soloist on the soundtrack of Stephen Spielberg’s film, Prince of Egypt, the soundtrack of Bishop T.D. Jakes’ -The Lady, Her Lover, and Her Lord, The Potters House Choir first and third recordings, and several other discography listed recordings.
Since 1996, Jesse has been used by God to prepare Millions of hearts and congregations world-wide to receive the word of God from many great speakers such as: Joyce Meyer, Benny Hinn, Prophetess Juanita Bynum, Bishop T.D Jakes, Kenneth Ulmer, Bishop Noel Jones, Dr. Creflo Dollar and many others. In 2002, after residing in Los Angeles, California for three years, Jesse resumed his acting career. The year 2002 was an explosive year for Campbell affording him the opportunity to co-star in numerous theatrical productions such as, “The Marvin Gaye – Tammy Terrell Story,” written and directed by Michael Ajakwe Jr., “Big Ottis’ Jump Up Blues Review” by Ottis Sallid and “I’m only Human” by Jack Lightsy.
In 2006, after years of commitment and unwavering faithfulness to the call, God released Jesse to independently record and release his long awaited and anticipated inaugural Inspirational CD. Jesse believes that a CD to a recording artist is as a canvas to a painter. Thus, enabling the artist to freely depict who they are, what they believe and how they view life.
His music consist of a conglomeration of Gospel, Christian Contemporary Music, Worship, as well as songs that tell stories of his past and present Christian experiences, such as: dating, marriage and divorce with accompanying music tracks that would fit into any urban / popular radio station's rotation. Jesse is one of today's most gifted and greatly anointed singers, whose captivating vocals commands attention from the very first note. Although Jesse recognizes the mandate on his life is to minister to sleeping souls through song, his love and passion for music has enlarged his boundaries to share his gift with the world in other avenues such as jazz lounges, and other such venues. With Jesse's God given pure voice and heart, and by making the Lord the head of his life, he is predestined to bring and give God glory through his life.
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