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James Curtis DeBarge, Sr.

Current Location:: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Detroit, MI, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Louis DeBarge, Sr. and <private> DeBarge-Rodriguez (Abney)
Ex-husband of <private> Yamamoto and Janet Damita Jo Jackson
Father of <private> DeBarge; <private> DeBarge; <private> DeBarge and <private> DeBarge
Brother of Eldra Patrick "El" DeBarge; <private> DeBarge; <private> DeBarge; <private> DeBarge; Robert Louis "Bobby" DeBarge II and 6 others
Half brother of <private> DeBarge; <private> DeBarge; <private> DeBarge and Sean David Louis DeBarge

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About James Curtis DeBarge, Sr.

James Curtis DeBarge is an American R&B and soul singer. He was one of the members of the singing family group DeBarge, who became stars with their 1980s songs "All This Love", "In a Special Way", "Rhythm of the Night", and "Who's Holding Donna Now?".

DeBarge is also known for his 1984 marriage to pop icon Janet Jackson. The marriage was annulled in 1985.

As of 2000, DeBarge has worked with Compton rapper/producer, DJ Quik on such tracks as "Tha Divorce Song", as well as "Get Nekkid" by slain rapper Mausberg. Also, in 2004, DeBarge made a song with the "Haitian Sensation" Wong-G for a remix called "Nothing's Wrong", using the instrumental for the Quik/DeBarge track "Tha Divorce Song."

Debarge also made a small guest appearance in 2006 on the album 818 Antics, by rapper J-Ro, who is associated with the rap group Tha Liks.

DeBarge has three children: daughter Kristinia (born March 8, 1990), son James, Jr. (born 1998), and his youngest, daughter Tori, born 2001. Kristinia appeared on 2003's American Idol spin-off American Juniors, and later received a recording contract through Island Def Jam Records. DeBarge recently performed with brothers El and Mark during a gospel service in late 2007.

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James Curtis DeBarge, Sr.'s Timeline

1963
August 22, 1963
Detroit, MI, USA
1984
September 7, 1984
Age 21
Los Angeles, CA, USA
1985
November 18, 1985
Age 22
Los Angeles, CA, USA
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