James Curtis DeBarge, Sr.

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James Curtis DeBarge, Sr.

Current Location:: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Birthplace: Detroit, Wayne, MI, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Louis DeBarge, Sr. and Private
Ex-husband of Private and Janet Jackson
Father of Private; Private and Private
Brother of Private; Private; Private; Eldra Patrick DeBarge, Sr.; Etterlene "Bunny" DeBarge and 15 others
Half brother of Private; Private; Sean David Louis DeBarge; Private; Private and 1 other

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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

August 22, 1963
Detroit, Wayne, MI, United States