Debarge was arguably Motown’s most successful group of the 1980s. Rising from their deep roots in their mother’s Pentecostal church to their signing with the fabled Motown label as Berry Gordy’s unabashed reincarnation of the Jacksons, DeBarge would subsequently descend into sibling rivalry and drug abuse that would ultimately led to their break-up. But the influence of this immensely talented family still resonates in the music of artists as varied as Babyface Edmonds, Diddy, Mary J. Blige and Ashanti.

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