An American soul singer James Curtis DeBarge is best known for being the former members of the family music group DeBarge. Also, he is best known for his songs “Love Me in a Special Way”, “All This Love”, “Who’s Holding Donna Now”, and “Rhythm of the Night”. He was previously married to American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress Janet Jackson in 1984. After one year the marriage was annulled in 1985. He has three children.
Early Life and Education
James Curtis DeBarge was born on August 22, 1963, in Detroit, Michigan U.S. He is the seventh child of mother Etterlene Abney DeBarge and Robert DeBarge. He raises with his siblings on the East Side of Detroit.
He is of American nationality and belongs to an African- American and French ethnicity. DeBarge attended local high school in Detroit.
DeBarge started his career as a singer in 1980. Along with his brothers, he started a band DeBarge in early 1980 and they released their self-titled debut album in 1981.
American Bandstand 101:85 DeBarge Interview
In the band DeBarge, he handled the lead vocals. He has released several popular songs with the band such as Love Me in a Special Way, All This love, Who’s Holding Donna Now, and Rhythm of the Night.
DeBarge with his siblings was featured in a Flashback to the 80’s concert at the San Manuel Casino in Highland California along with The SOS Band, Atlantic Starr, and the Mary Jane Girls.
He has released many Studio albums, Compilation albums, and singles. Such as You Babe, you wear It Well, I Like It, All This Love, The Definitive Collection and many more.
An American soul singer James DeBarge has a net worth of $250K. He has a car named Mercedes whose price is $72K. His album, All This love is kept on Amazon for sale which audio CD costs $53.31.
James Curtis DeBarge was previously married to American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress Janet Jackson in 1984. The marriage was annulled in 1985. He has claimed that he and Janet has a secret daughter but the rumors are not confirmed yet.
He has three children Kristina DeBarge (1990), James Jr. (1998) and his youngest daughter Tori DeBarge (2001). Although DeBarge has not disclosed the name of his children’s mother.
James Curtis DeBarge with his ex-wife.
His eldest daughter Kristina DeBarge appeared on 2003 American Idol spin-off American juniors and later she received a recording through Island Def Jam Records.
DeBarge was imprisoned and arrested in 2012 for assault with a deadly weapon and drugs charges. After three years in 2015, he was released from the prison.
He is not active in any of social media and has not involved in any social sites like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Hence, he has no records of any relationship till now and according to the sources he is possibly single at the present time.
On April 24 on L.A. street James Curtis DeBarge slammed his car into an oncoming vehicle and managed to make matters worse when he bolted from the scene. When he was driving Mercedes and trying to cut across traffic when he collided with her Chevy Volt. The woman hired attorney Michael Parker, to get James to pay for $6k damages but no one's able to locate him.