James Debarges

James Debarges

James Debarge

An overview of the career of a master of web storytelling as he reflects upon his time as creative director at The Washington Post.


DeBarge is also known for his 1984 marriage to pop singer Janet Jackson. The marriage was annulled in 1985 due to his cocaine addiction. During their marriage, they lived at the Jackson family home Hayvenhurst.

Bueno, Antoinette (November 11, 2016). "Janet Jackson's Ex-Husband James DeBarge Claims the Two Have a Secret Daughter Together". Entertainment Tonight. (Source: en.wikipedia.org "Dr. Conrad Murray –


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.

DeBarge was an American musical recording group composed of several members of the DeBarge family. In addition to various solo projects completed by members of the family, DeBarge was active between 1979 and 1989. The group originally consisted of El, Mark, Randy, and Bunny. James joined the group a year later for their second album. Bobby and Chico joined in 1987 and 1988 respectively, replacing Bunny and El. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)


DeBarge released six studio albums, four of them with Motown subsidiary Gordy Records. These albums included The DeBarges (1981), All This Love (1982), In a Special Way (1983), and Rhythm of the Night (1985). The latter became the group's best-selling album and contained the single "Rhythm of the Night", which hit No. 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100, making it their highest charting single in America. In the mid-1980s, El and Bunny each went solo and DeBarge was subsequently released from its contract.

Both songs also became crossover pop hits with "All This Love" later going to number one on Billboard's adult contemporary chart. In 1983, the group made an impression after appearing on Motown 25, where they performed alongside High Inergy. Later in 1983, the group issued their third album, In a Special Way, which spawned two further hit singles, "Time Will Reveal" and "Love Me in a Special Way". (Source: en.wikipedia.org)



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