Who is El Debarge? Wiki, Biography, Age, Spouse, Net Worth

El Debarge Wiki – El Debarge Biography

El Debarge is a well-known celebrity from United States of America. So let’s check out El Debarge’s personal and public life facts, Wikipedia, bio, spouse, net worth, and career details. El Debarge was born in the Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1961.

BirthName, Nickname, and Profession

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Real Name El DeBarge
Nickname El
Profession Singer

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Age, Birthdate, Religion, and BirthPlace

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Age (2021) 60 Years
Birthplace Grand Rapids
Date Of Birth June 4, 1961
Sunsign Gemini
Hometown Grand Rapids
Food Habits Not Available
Nationality American

El DeBarge was born on June 4, 1961 in Grand Rapids. El age is 60 years as of in 2021 and his birthplace is Grand Rapids.
Currently, He is living in Grand Rapids, and working as Singer.
By nationality, He is American, and currently, his food habit is mix vegetarian & non-vegetarian.
He also worships all the Gods and goddesses and also celebrates all the festivals.
His hobby is acting. He loves doing acting in movies and shows.

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Height, Weight, And Body Measurements

El’s height is Not Available tall and he looks tall when standing with his friends. Though he is a little tall as compared to his friends still he manages to maintain his weight.
His weight is around Not Available and he always exercises to maintain that. He loves to do exercises regularly and also tells others to do that.
According to El, you must have to do exercise regularly to stay fit. his body measurements are not available currently, but we will update them very soon.

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El Debarge Spouse, Wife, , Personal Life

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Children 2

El’s father’s name is Not Available. We have no more Information about El Father; we will try to collect information and update soon.
El’s mother’s name is Not Available. We have no more Information about El Father; we will try to collect information and update soon.
Also, we have no idea about his brother and sister, and we don’t know their names either.
But we are trying hard to collect all the information about El and will update you soon.
his Girlfriend’s name is Not Available. They are in relation from previous few years of strong relationship. We have no information about El’s Girlfriend.
But we are sure that El is not available and his Wife’s name is not available. Now, his relationship is perfect. We have no more information about his Wife.
Also, we have no information about his son and daughter. We can’t say their name. If you know some information, please comment below.

El DeBarge Net Worth

The El DeBarge Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.

Monthly Income/Salary (approx.) $80K – $85k USD
Net Worth (approx.) $4 million- $6 million USD

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Fast Facts You Need To Know

2001

In 2001, DeBarge was arrested for cocaine possession and was given probation. In 2006, he was arrested again for possession of a controlled substance and was once again given probation. In 2007, he was arrested in a domestic dispute and was held without bail; the charges were later dropped. Later that year he was arrested yet again, charged with cocaine possession, and given probation. However, he was once again arrested in 2008 for possession of crack and drug paraphernalia, breaking the terms of his probation. For this violation he was immediately sentenced to two years in state prison in California.

1994

While DeBarge continued to collaborate on other artists’ projects, including those of his brother Chico and rapper DJ Quik (with whom El collaborated on Quik’s hit “Hand in Hand”), he didn’t release any more albums between 1994 and 2009. In 2010, he finally emerged from a 16-year delay with the appropriately titled Second Chance, released after a series of comeback performances and appearances, including a well received performance at the 2010 BET Awards. The album yielded two singles, “Second Chance” and the Faith Evans duet “Lay With You”, and later resulted in three Grammy Award nominations: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Album. El remains the only member of the DeBarges to have Grammy nominations both outside of the group and in the family.

1992

In 1992, DeBarge released his third album, the Maurice White-produced In The Storm, which featured the Chanté Moore duet “You Know What I Like”, which was Moore’s first professional recording. Critics noted the album for its Marvin Gaye-styled productions. El DeBarge later admitted that Gaye was a huge influence on his musical style and once commented that he had initially written “All This Love” as a song he imagined Gaye doing; he even imitated Gaye’s ad-libs during his I Want You era near the end. That same year, El had chart success on the R&B charts with a collaboration with Fourplay on their version of Gaye’s “After the Dance”. DeBarge’s next album, 1994’s Heart, Mind and Soul, co-produced with Babyface, yielded modest charted singles such as “Slide” and “Where is My Love” (which featured Babyface on duet vocals).

1990

DeBarge has had a history of drug abuse. He stated that his addiction started after he began receiving prescription medication for toothache pain after having a tooth pulled by a dentist. Up until then, DeBarge had not used drugs, unlike his siblings who began to abuse drugs during the tenure of the group. By the mid-1990s, DeBarge had become addicted, and his addiction resulted in his career faltering after its peaks in the 1980s. Following a prison sentence for which he served 13 months, DeBarge announced that he had found sobriety after an addiction that he said had lasted nearly 25 years, stating he had also acknowledged his problems with the law in the past. In February 2011, while promoting his 2010 album Second Chance, DeBarge’s label announced that the singer was canceling all public dates and appearances as he went back to rehab following a relapse. DeBarge later returned to work and made an appearance at the 54th Grammy Awards in February 2012.

1985

Rhythm of the Night became the group’s best-selling album ever, although some contended that El DeBarge was the only member present on the album with the exception of the title track, which became a top five hit in several countries including the US and UK becoming the group’s and El’s signature song. In late 1985, he appeared on The Facts of Life in the Season 7 episode “Doo-Wah” as himself and performed his single “You Wear it Well” with Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn, and Nancy McKeon singing backup. In 1986, El DeBarge left the group and began his solo career with the release of his self-titled debut album, which spawned the hits “Who’s Johnny” and “Love Always”. Three years passed, however, until DeBarge released his second album, Gemini in 1989. The album had two hits,″Real Love″ and ″Somebody Loves You″. DeBarge’s contract with Motown was terminated in 1990, and he signed with Warner Bros.. In the meantime, DeBarge was featured on the Quincy Jones single “The Secret Garden”, alongside Al B. Sure!, James Ingram, and Barry White, released in 1990.

1981

In 1981, The DeBarges was released after the family had worked in the studio for a year recording it. The album was noted for most of its songs produced and written by all four family members including Bobby DeBarge, who helped end the album track “Queen of My Heart” after El had led the song for most of its tenure. The following album, 1982’s All This Love featured younger brother James and saw much success with the compositions “I Like It” and the title track. El would remain the producer and arranger for all of the group’s Motown albums. In 1983, DeBarge released In a Special Way, which spawned the hits “Time Will Reveal” and “Love Me in a Special Way”, and in 1984, the band became a sensation while touring for Luther Vandross on the singer’s Busy Body tour. Though the group enjoyed much success and appeared to be a family unit, there were growing tensions between El and his brothers, mainly because of Motown’s push to have El become the only noted star of the group, repeating a pattern that began with Smokey Robinson and The Miracles. By the end of the tour, El DeBarge was mainly called to handle the production of DeBarge’s next album, Rhythm of the Night, without much help from his siblings. The DeBarge family had one more album, although El and Bobby weren’t on the album. Bobby had died years after the album was released and El was working as a solo artist.

1980

Motown mentored them, and members later worked with and contributed songwriting, arrangements, and production to the recordings of Switch, including the 1980 albums This Is My Dream and Reaching for Tomorrow. El’s first professional recording was as background vocalist to Switch’s 1979 hit “I Call Your Name”. He later helped to arrange music for several Switch songs including “Love Over and Over Again” and “My Friend in the Sky,” which he, Bunny, and Bobby wrote. This song would later be sampled by the likes of Queen Pen and Raheem DeVaughn.

1978

DeBarge was raised in Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan, as a child. His parents had a tumultuous marriage that involved domestic abuse and child abuse on the part of DeBarge’s father Robert. DeBarge has remained mum on his relationship with his father and many other elements of his family life, later documented in books written by his mother Etterlene, sister Bunny, and brother Tommy. In 1978, DeBarge became a father to his first child, a daughter named Adris. He eventually went on to father 12 children altogether. DeBarge was close to his siblings, particularly his brothers Bobby and Chico. Bobby’s death in 1995 had a profound effect on DeBarge; family members later said he has never fully recovered from it. Since Bobby’s death, he has performed several of Bobby’s songs with Switch onstage, sometimes with Chico singing along. DeBarge and several DeBarge brothers reunited in 1998 performing several DeBarge classics.

1975

For several years, El spent time in private study with music educator Ricky Callier. By 1975, El had begun to express a desire to become a performer. He became a father for the first time at 16 and eventually fathered 11 more children. In 1977, he dropped out of high school and began performing with his elder brothers in clubs and venues in Michigan. By 1979, Bernd Lichters was able to secure a deal with Source Records/MCA to release the Pall Mall Groove – Hot Ice album as SMASH for the USA/Canada market and moved El from Michigan to Los Angeles, to have him, his brothers Mark and Randy DeBarge, in addition to their cousin Andre Abney, Elliot Townsend, and Stanley Hood, to back up the release as the SMASH band. His eldest sister Bunny joined her brothers in California as well. In 1980, because of the success of their brothers Bobby and Tommy DeBarge with the hit group Switch, El was able to perform live at the piano and sing in front of Motown CEO Berry Gordy, who immediately signed the group, then known as The DeBarges, to the label.

1961

Eldra Patrick “El” DeBarge (born June 4, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and producer. He was the focal point and primary lead singer of the family group DeBarge. Popular songs led by El DeBarge include “Time Will Reveal”, “Stay with Me”, “All This Love”, and “Rhythm of the Night”. As a solo artist, he is best known for his unique high tenor register, strong falsetto and hits like “Who’s Johnny” and “Love Always”. He’s also collaborated with artists such as Dionne Warwick, Al Green, Lalah Hathaway, Babyface, Faith Evans, Quincy Jones, Fourplay, and DJ Quik. DeBarge is a five time Grammy Award nominee.

1932

A native of Detroit, Michigan, El was the sixth of 10 children born to Robert Louis DeBarge, Sr. (1932-2009) and Etterlene (née Abney) DeBarge. DeBarge sang in his local church choir and played piano as a child. Later, after his family moved to Grand Rapids, he and the rest of his family began performing at their uncle’s Pentecostal church. When El was 13, his parents divorced after a difficult and stormy marriage. El is of African American, Native American, English, and French descent. Growing up, he was closest to his eldest brother Bobby and began imitating his brother’s vocal styling.