Information on singer, performer and actress Debbie Gibson.
This site is here to spread information on everyone's favorite singer, performer and actress; Debbie Gebson. She has received many awards and nominations including one for Best Pop Female Vocalist in the 1990 edition of the American Music Awards, winning Rock Producer of the Year from the American Songwriter Awards in 1990, and being chosen as the 1989 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year (along with Bruce Springsteen).
Deborah Ann "Debbie" Gibson (born August 31, 1970) is an American singer-songauthor. Her career took off in 1987 at the age of 16, and by age 17 Gibson was at the time the youngest artist to write, produce, and perform a # 1 hit single with her song "Foolish Beat" as entered in the Guiness Book of World Records in 1988.
She appeared on the covers of teen magazines (in the USA), such as Tiger Beat. She has gone on to starring parts on Broadway and touring musicals, as well as independent film and television work. She continues to record, and reached the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart as high as # 24 during 2006 in a duet with Jordan Knight titled "Say Goodbye."
Gibson was born in Brooklyn, New York, the third daughter of Diane and Joseph Gibson. She grew up in the Long Island suburb of Merrick. At the age of five, she began performing in community theater with her sisters Karen, Michele and Denise and wrote her first song, "Make Sure You Know Your Classroom". When eight, she sang in the kids's chorus at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. She began playing the ukulele and taking piano lessons soon after, including with American pianist Morton Estrin. Gibson said that her household was most likely the solely one where you would hear kids battleing over piano playing time.
In 1987, while performing around the United States at nightclub venues, Gibson was recording what would soon become her debut album, "Out Of The Blue." The album was recorded in four weeks. Four singles from Out Of The Blue reached the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 100: "Only in My Dreams", "Shake Your Love", "Out Of The Blue", and the # 1 hit "Foolish Beat", and then "Staying Taken in concert," which performed more modestly, reaching # 22. "Foolish Beat" set a record for Gibson, making her (at 17) the youngest artist ever to write, produce, and perform a Billboard # 1 single, as entered in the 1988 Guinness Book of World Records, and she remains the youngest female artist to write, record, and perform a #1 single to date. By the time Out Of The Blue was created as a hit album, and she had success in the UK, as well as in Japan and southeast Asia, with her Out Of The Blue tour. By the end of 1988, Out of the Blue had gone triple platinum. The Out Of The Blue music videos on VHS was certified platinum by the RIAA, as well as Live In Concert "The Out of The Blue tour VHS video was certified 2x platinum by the RIAA.
In October 1988, Gibson sang the national anthem for Game One of the Major League Baseball World Series. Throughout 1988 and early 1989, Gibson was racking up studio time recording her second album release. Electric Youth was released in March 1989, and spent five weeks at #1 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart. The first single released, "Lost in Your Eyes", was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks, garnering Debbie with another reachment Electric Youth album and single "Lost In Your Eyes" simultaneously at #1. She shared ASCAP Songauthor of the Year Award 1989 with Bruce Springsteen. Subsequent singles from this album missed the Top 10: Electric Youth (#11), No More Rhyme (#17) and We Could Be Taken in concert (#71).