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Baltimore-bred Paula Campbell is a rising R & B star. She has worked with famous writers and producers including Ne-Yo, Warren Campbell and Troy Oliver.

Campbell was raised on the West Side of Baltimore and attended Frederick Douglass High School. She took singing lessons as a teenager and sang in vocal groups with Tamar Braxton and Blu Cantrell.

Her participation in the 2002 Baltimore Idol competition placed her in the top eight. After the competition she was contacted by Rod Lee, and recorded “How Does It Feel” featuring local rapper Tim Trees. That single was a hit locally and hit #92 on the Billboard R & B charts.

She has opened for Kanye West and sang on Fat Joe’s remix of “Lean Back.” She also worked with Oscar-winners Three 6 Mafia by doing the vocal “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp.”

In 2007, Campbell won a Glamour Magazine Contest and shot a music video for her single “Ain’t Nobody Stupid” written by Ne-Yo and directed by R & B sensation Ciara. She went on to tour with Ne-Yo that year.

Campbell’s latest single featuring Ne-Yo “Denial” was a hit in the DMV and on the airwaves by popular demand. Her new single “Just A Man” exhibits her vocal ability at its best and is an anthem to single women everywhere.

Campbell is quite accomplished although her journey has been tumultuous. Being a single mother and following her dreams is no easy task.  She has had to spend time away from her daughter to tour and record but she looks at it as temporary sacrifices that will pay off in the end. Her daughter is very understanding and a huge fan of her mother’s work. Paula Campbell has a bright future ahead of her.

Tuesday evening Paula Campbell performed live at 8×10 in Fells Point. Check out video from the show!