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Celebrating the Life of LaCresia Campbell

Celebrating the Life of LaCresia Campbell

Gospel recording artist LeCresia Campbell passed away on Thursday after a long illness. According to her management, she has been in a rehabilitation center and was showing signs of improvement. According to the report, Campbell was days away from being released when she suffered a blood clot in her lungs.

Arrangements were incomplete as of this posting. Here is little background information we found on the beloved singer from the website UNSIGNED.

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Known for her rare ability to infuse classical and, gospel styling’s, Ms. Campbell rose to notoriety with hits such as “Perfect Praise (How Excellent), “Stand Still”, and “Magnify” along with many other legendary hits.

Ms. Campbell began her musical journey, as a background singer for Vanessa Bell Armstrong in 1985. From there she was soon recognized as a powerful voice that needed to be heard. In 1988 she recorded “Perfect Praise (How Excellent)” with Walt Whitman and the Soul Children, of Chicago, IL. since this Debut single, that rocked the gospel community, Ms. Campbell went on to record; “Stand Still” in 1989 and “The Change Will come” in 1990 with The Wilmington Chester Mass Choir, “Magnify”, which earned a number 5 spot on the charts in 2001, with the Gospel Heritage Praise and Worship Conference, “Safety” In 2004 With the Gospel Heritage Praise and Worship Conference, “Strong Tower” in 2005 With Brenda Jefferson and, Most recently “Almighty God” With Russell Delegation Chorale. In Addition to Ms. Campbell’s well known singles she recorded her first album in 1985 entitled “Hymns”. Following that she recorded “Even Me” Which earned her a stellar Nomination for Best Female Vocalist (Traditional) in 1996. Ms. Campbell will record in October of 2013 her latest project entitled “Journey to Freedom”. Aside from her Stellar Nomination for “Even Me”, “Stand Still” received 6 Stellar nominations. Ms. Campbell was also nominated for and, won Best Female vocalist at the Mississippi Music awards and, recently received a lifetime achievement award from Theresa Harriston and the Gospel Heritage Praise and Worship Conference.

While some know Ms. Campbell for her angelic voice, others know her for her roles in many plays, as her childhood passion and love for theater brought her to Broadway from 1994-1995, where she played “Effie” In the Hit Broadway musical “DreamGirls”. After this Ms. Campbell found herself traveling the country before sold out audiences for over 3 years in plays such as; “Mr. Right Now” and, “His woman, His Wife” By David Talbert; “Tell it to the judge” By Judge Greg Mathis” And most recently “The Color Purple” Presented by Broadway in the Hood at the MGM Grand in, Las Vegas.

http://www.unsigned.com/lecresiacampbell

dbenton

September 30th, 2016

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