Debbie Gibsonwas born as Deborah Ann Gibson on August 31, 1970, in Brooklyn, New York. She was an American singer and songwriter and was a teen pop icon in the late 1980's. At the young age of 17. Debbie began performing in community theater with her sisters when she was only 5 years old and wrote her first song called, Make Sure You Know Your Classroom. When she was only 8 years old she sang in the children’s chorus at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. The learned how to play the ukulele and took piano lessons after that.
Debbie spent years handing out demos to every director, agent, and producer she could find. And when she was 16 years old got the attention of Atlantic Records and they signed her to their label and this was the beginning of her successful pop music career. She performed in the United States in straight, gay, and teen nightclubs. At the same time she recorded her debut album ,Out of the Blue, in 4 weeks.
Debbie was the youngest person to write, produce, and perform a Billboard Hot 100 number 1 single in the United States. The song which won her that title was, Foolish Beat. Debbie appeared on the cover of magazines such as Tiger beat, many times. She has performed in starring roles on Broadway and also touring musicals, and also done film and television appearances. Debbie continues to record today and in 2006 her duet with Jordan Knight reached number 23 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart with the song, Say.
Debbie had 4 singles from her debut album which reached the Top 5 on the Billboard Top 100 chart. The songs were, Only In My Dreams, Shake Your Love, Out of the Blue, and Foolish Beat, which was a number one hit. The album was also a hit album and she was successful not only in the United States, but also in the U. K., Japan, and southeast Asia. In 1988 and 1989 Debbie worked on her next album called, Electric Youth. It was released in March, 1989 and reached number one and stayed there for five weeks. The first single reached number one and stayed there for three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The name of the song was Lost In Your Eyes. She received an award for having a number one hit single and number one album at the same time. She also shared the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award in 1989, with Bruce Springsteen.
She has a line of perfume and makeup under Revlon and Natural Wonder Cosmetics and they are distributed nationwide. She later formed her own recording company label and has released a total of 9 albums, 18 charted singles, and 6 charted albums.
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