Lamar Campbell (musician)
|Birth name||Millard Lamar Campbell|
|Born||February 13, 1964|
|Genres||gospel, traditional black gospel, urban contemporary gospel|
|Labels||Tyscot, EMI Gospel, Alliant, NuSpring, Soul Stride|
|Associated acts||Spirit 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
Campbell was born Millard Lamar Campbell, on February 13, 1964 in Indianapolis, Indiana. 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. He is a graduate of Broad Ripple High School, and went on to Butler University. 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.
His music career began in 1995, with the release of Ready by Tyscot Records on April 16, 1995, yet this did not chart. The next album, Lamar Campbell & Spirit of Praise, was released on May 19, 1998 by EMI Gospel. 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. He has released albums with five labels, Tyscot Records, EMI Gospel, Alliant Records, NuSpring Records, and Soul Stride Records.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|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|
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