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Eldra Patrick DeBarge was born on the 4th June, 1961 in Detroit, Michigan, USA of French, English, African-American and Native American ancestry. He is a singer, musician, composer, song writer as well as a record producer. El rose to fame as the main vocalist of the family band DeBarge, and later pursued a solo career. He is a nominee for three Grammy Awards. El DeBarge has been active in the music industry since 1979.

How rich is the singer? It has been estimated that the overall size of El DeBarge’s net worth is as much as $1.5 million, as of the data presented in mid-2016.

El Debarge Net Worth $1.5 Million

To begin with, El was raised in a big family, although suffered domestic abuse. El sang in various choirs during his childhood, and was trained privately by the vocalist Ricky Callier, who helped him to choose the path of his future career which would later add huge sums to the total size of El DeBarge’s net worth.

The musical family DeBarge moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1977 they founded the band. The members were Bernd Lichter from Hamburg, Tommy and Bobby DeBarge along with Jody Sims, Greg Williams, Phillip Ingram and Eddie Fill. They signed a recording contract with Motown and soon appeared on R&B charts with quite successful hits. Later, Bernd Lichter discovered the vocal talents of other DeBarge family members, so El, Mark, Randy and Bunny DeBarge were also invited join the band. Eventually, they also received record deals with Motown and formed the DeBarge band in 1980. All members of the band were DeBarge family members – Bunny, Mark, Randy, El, James, Bobby and Chico. In 1981 their debut album “The DeBarges” was released which largely fell short of expectations. However, their following albums “All This Love” (1982), “In a Special Way” (1983) and “Rhythm of the Night” (1985) were all certified gold in the USA. More, all of them entered the top 5 on Billboard’s R&B chart.

El Debarge decided to start his solo career in 1986. The same year he released the album “El DeBarge” which was certified gold and rose to 8th position on the R&B chart; however, it was the best studio album released by El, so far. Later, he released studio albums “Gemini” (1989), “In the Storm” (1992), “Heart, Mind and Soul” (1994), and “Second Chance” (2010) although none of them repeated the success of the first album.

Since 1995, El has experienced many legal problems related to his drug abuse, including serving more than a year in a prison. Later, he was arrested several times because of possession of various controlled substances or drugs, and was given probations. In 2010, he announced going through rehab, and in 2012, he appeared at the Grammy Awards ceremony stating he was clean.

Finally, in the personal life of the singer, El claims to be single yet he rarely gives interviews about his private life. He has apparently never married, although he has fathered twelve children among which are Kendall Ferguson, Melody Robinson and Adris DeBarge. The latter is his first child whom he fathered being only 15 years old – a personal history as intriguing as his professional life.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 4, 1961
Birth place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Profession:Singer, Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Musician
Nationality:American
Children:Kendall Ferguson, Melody Robinson, Adris Debarge
Siblings:Chico DeBarge, Bobby Debarge, Bunny Debarge
Awards:RIAA: Gold (1986), Grammy Award nominations: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, [ Best R&B Album (2010)
Record labels:Warner Bros., Interscope Records, Motown Records, Gordy Records, Hip-O Records
Music groups:DeBarge (1979 – 1986), Black Men United
Albums:“All This Love” (1982), “In a Special Way” (1983), “Rhythm of the Night” (1985), "In The Storm" (1992), "Heart, Mind and Soul" (1994), "Ultimate Collection" (2003), "Second Chance" (2010)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Brother-in-law of Teri DeBarge.
2Son of Etterlene 'Mama' DeBarge.
3Father, with Monique DeBarge, of daughter Adris Debarge.
4Uncle of Kristinia DeBarge, Bobby DeBarge Jr., Christian DeBarge, Andrew DeBarge, Janae Jordan.
5Brother of Bobby DeBarge (died of AIDS in 1995), Bunny DeBarge, Randy DeBarge, Mark DeBarge, James DeBarge and Chico DeBarge.
6Ex-brother-in-law of Janet Jackson.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B AlbumFor the album "Second Chance."


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows2016writer: "Rump Shaker" - as Eldra P. DeBarge
Saturday Night Live2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ted 22015writer: "Ride Wit Me" - as Eldra P. DeBarge
Annie2014writer: "Rump Shaker" Album Version - as Eldra DeBarge
American Music Awards 20132013TV Special writer: "Ride wit Me"
One Hit Wonderland2013TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The To Do List2013writer: "Rump Shaker" - as Eldra Debarge
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Reunion2012writer: "Rump Shaker" - as Eldra DeBarge
Jumping the Broom2011performer: "How Can You Love Me" / writer: "How Can You Love Me" - as Eldra Patrick Debarge
2010 Soul Train Awards2010TV Special performer: "Sweet Love", " At Your Best You Are Love"
Unsung2010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Glee2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kickin' It Old Skool2007writer: "All This Love" - as Eldra DeBarge
Lost2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Name Is Earl2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 40-Year-Old Virgin2005writer: "Rump Shaker" - as Eldra DeBarge
Are We There Yet?2005writer: "Ride Wit Me" - as Eldra DeBarge
Soul Plane2004writer: "Ride wit Me" - as Eldra DeBarge
Scary Movie 22001writer: "Ride Wit Me" - as Eldra DeBarge
Top of the Pops2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sprung1997writer: "The Secret Garden"
Short Circuit1986performer: "Who's Johnny"
MoonlightingTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1985 - 1986 writer - 2 episodes, 1985 - 1986
Miami Vice1985TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Last Dragon1985performer: "Rhythm Of The Night", "Coke Is It Coca-Cola Commercial" - as DeBarge / producer: "Coke Is It Coca-Cola Commercial" - as Eldra DeBarge

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jumping the Broom2011Singer
Miami Vice1985TV SeriesEl DeBarge

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside: El DeBarge2011TV Movie executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jumping the Broom2011special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live2016TV SeriesThemselves - Musical Guest
Unsung2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Talk2014TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
BET Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself
Inside Edition2012TV Series documentaryHimself
2011 BET Hip Hop Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Performer
TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival2011TV MovieHimself
Inside: El DeBarge2011TV MovieHimself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Chaka Khan2011TV MovieHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Lopez Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself
2010 Soul Train Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Way Black When2010TV MovieHimself
Hot 50 of 2010 Countdown2010TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2010TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
The Brian McKnight Show2010TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2009TV Series documentaryHimself
2001 Lady of Soul Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Soul Train1989-1999TV Series documentaryHimself / Guest / Himself - Guest
Ebony/Jet Showcase1985-1992TV SeriesHimself
The 6th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones1990DocumentaryHimself
The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
New American Bandstand 19651983-1989TV SeriesHimself / Themselves
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Solid Gold1985-1988TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show1987TV SeriesHimself
The 14th Annual American Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
Sidekicks1986TV SeriesHimself
The 28th Annual Grammy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
The 13th Annual American Music Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Facts of Life1985TV SeriesHimself
Motown Returns to the Apollo1985TV SpecialHimself
The 11th Annual American Music Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever1983TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unsung2010TV Series documentaryHimself

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