James DeBarge is an American singer who rose to fame as a member of the family group DeBarge in the 1980s. He is also known for his brief marriage to pop star Janet Jackson and his solo career in hip hop and R&B. Here are some facts about James DeBarge’s net worth, career, achievements, education, marital status, height, weight, likes, dislikes, and family.
James DeBarge Net Worth
According to various sources, James DeBarge has an estimated net worth of around $250,000 as of 2023. His main source of income is his music career, both as a group member and as a solo artist. He has also collaborated with other musicians such as DJ Quik, Won-G, and J-Ro.
James DeBarge Biography
|Full Name||James Curtis DeBarge|
|Date of Birth||August 22, 1963|
|Nation||United States of America|
|Age||60 years old|
|Height and Weight||Unknown|
|Birth Place||Detroit, Michigan|
James DeBarge Career
James DeBarge began his career as a singer in the early 1980s, when he joined his brothers El, Mark, Randy, and sister Bunny in the band DeBarge. The group signed with Motown Records and released their debut album in 1981. They achieved success with their second album All This Love in 1982, which featured the hit singles “I Like It” and “All This Love”. The group continued to release popular songs such as “Time Will Reveal”, “Love Me in a Special Way”, “Rhythm of the Night”, and “Who’s Holding Donna Now” until their disbandment in 1986.
James DeBarge also pursued a solo career in the late 1980s and 1990s, releasing several albums and singles. He worked with DJ Quik on songs such as “Tha Divorce Song” and “Get Nekkid”. He also collaborated with Won-G on the remix of “Nothing’s Wrong” and with J-Ro on the album 818 Antics. He also appeared on the reality TV show Growing Up Hip Hop in 2016.
James DeBarge Achievements
James DeBarge has received several awards and nominations for his music career, both as a group member and as a solo artist. Some of his achievements are:
|Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal||1983||All This Love by DeBarge|
|Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal||1984||In a Special Way by DeBarge|
|Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal||1985||Rhythm of the Night by DeBarge|
|American Music Award nomination for Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group||1985||DeBarge|
|Soul Train Music Award nomination for Best R&B/Soul Album – Group, Band or Duo||1987||Bad Boys by DeBarge|
James DeBarge Education and Marital Status
James DeBarge attended Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He dropped out of school to pursue his music career.
James DeBarge was married to Janet Jackson from 1984 to 1985. Their marriage was annulled due to his addiction to painkillers and sleeping pills. He later claimed that they had a secret daughter together, but Janet denied it. He has three other children: Kristinia (born 1990), James Jr. (born 1998), and Tori (born 2001). He has not remarried since his divorce from Janet.
James DeBarge Height and Weight
James DeBarge’s height and weight are not publicly known. However, he appears to have a slim build and dark brown hair and eyes.
James DeBarge Likes and Dislikes
Some of James DeBarge’s likes and dislikes are:
James DeBarge Family
James DeBarge was born to Robert Louis DeBarge Sr. and Etterlene Abney DeBarge. His father was of French and English descent and his mother was of African American descent. He had nine siblings: Bunny, Bobby, Tommy, Randy, Mark, El, Chico, Carol, and Darrell. All of them were involved in music in some way. His father died in 2009 and his brother Tommy died in 2021.