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James DeBarge

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Occupation  Singer
Name  James DeBarge
Relatives  see DeBarge family
Role  Singer
Genres  soul
Associated acts  DeBargeDJ Quik

James DeBarge smiling while wearing a white sweatshirt and eyeglasses while Dr. Conrad Murray wearing white long sleeves and yellow pants

Full Name  James Curtis DeBarge
Born  August 22, 1963 (age 60) (1963-08-22) Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Spouse  Janet Jackson (m. 1984–1985)
Children  Kristinia DeBarge, Tori DeBarge, James DeBarge, Jr.
Siblings  El DeBarge, Bobby DeBarge, Bunny DeBarge
Parents  Robert Louis DeBarge, Sr., Etterlene DeBarge
Similar People  Janet Jackson, El DeBarge, Kristinia DeBarge, Bobby DeBarge, Bunny DeBarge

Music group  DeBarge (1982 – 1989)

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James Curtis DeBarge (born August 22, 1963) is an American R&B/Soul singer. DeBarge was one of the members of the singing family vocal group DeBarge, who became famous with their mid–1980s songs "All This Love", "Love Me in a Special Way", "Rhythm of the Night", and "Who's Holding Donna Now".


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Early life and career

James DeBarge smiling while wearing a brown polo

He is the seventh child born to Robert DeBarge Sr. and Etterlene Abney DeBarge. Like all of his siblings, he was born and raised on the East Side of Detroit, Michigan. The family later relocated to Grand Rapids, Michigan. As of 2000, DeBarge has worked with DJ Quik on such tracks as "Tha Divorce Song", as well as "Get Nekkid" by slain rapper Mausberg. Also, in 2004, DeBarge made a song with the "Haitian Sensation" Won-G for a remix called "Nothing's Wrong", using the instrumental for the Quik/DeBarge track "Tha Divorce Song." Debarge also made a small guest appearance in 2006 on the album 818 Antics, by rapper J-Ro, who is associated with the rap group Tha Liks.


James DeBarge wearing eyeglasses and gray sweatshirt

James along with brothers Mark, Randy, nephew Andrew (bass player), and an unknown niece are performing on tour as DeBarge. They were featured in a "Flashback to the '80s" concert at San Manuel Casino in Highland, California along with Atlantic Starr, The SOS Band, and the Mary Jane Girls. In El's absence, James handled lead vocals. DeBarge performed three encores despite not being the top billed act.

Personal life

Janet Jackson smiling with James DeBarge, wearing a black coat, white long sleeves, and violet bow tie

DeBarge is also known for his 1984 marriage to pop singer Janet Jackson. The marriage was annulled in 1985. DeBarge has three children: daughter Kristinia (born March 8, 1990), son James, Jr. (born 1998), and his youngest, daughter Tori, born 2001. Kristinia appeared on 2003's American Idol spin-off American Juniors, and later received a recording contract through Island Def Jam Records. DeBarge performed with brothers El and Mark during a gospel service in late 2007. DeBarge is a practicing Christian. In 2012 DeBarge was imprisoned after being arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and drugs charges. He was released from prison three years later in 2015.


with DeBarges
  • All This Love (1982)
  • In a Special Way (1983)
  • Rhythm of the Night (1985)
  • Bad Boys (1987)
  • References

    James DeBarge Wikipedia