El Debarge
El Debarge
Celebrated Name: El DeBarge
Real Name/Full Name: Eldra Patrick DeBarge
Gender: Male
Age: 63 years old
Birth Date: June 4, 1961
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, US
Nationality: American
Height: 5 ft 9 inches
Weight: 80 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Wife/Spouse (Name): No
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Kendall Ferguson, Melody Robinson, and Adris DeBarge)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is El Debarge Gay?: No
Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Arranger, Music composer, and Record Producer
Salary: NA
Net Worth in 2024: $1 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Eldra Patrick Debarge, popularly called by his commercial name as “El” DeBarge, is an accomplished US singer-songwriter, producer, and musician. He was the main voice and chief lead singer of his family group DeBarge. Under this band, he has released several popular songs that include “Time Will Reveal,” “All This Love,” “Rhythm of the Night,” and “Stay with Me.” He has a lucrative career as a solo artist, and known for hits like “Love Always,” and “Who’s Johnny.” DeBarge is also a three-time Grammy Award nominee.

Maybe you know about El Debarge very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of El DeBarge’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

El Debarge was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Robert Louis DeBarge, Sr. and Etterlene Debarge. He has been the sixth child out of ten children of his parents. At the age of thirteen, his parents took divorced. He was close to his siblings, particularly his eldest brother named Bobby, who has inspired him in his life. El started to imitate his vocal style. DeBarge was inclined to music from his childhood days. He used to sing in the local church choir and also played piano when he was a child. After getting trained under music teacher, ‘Ricky Callier’ in 1975, he made his mind to become a performer.

Personal Life

DeBarge’s parents had a turmoiled relationship that involved child abuse and domestic abuse. According to him, his father, Robert Debarge, has not been a kind person. Though DeBarge has never disclosed anything about his relationship with him and other aspects of his family life, in one of the books authored by his mother, Etterlene Debarge, and his siblings, Tommy, and Bunny, he discussed on these issues.

El is single and never married in his life. However, he has fathered twelve children. Some of them being Melody Robinson, Adris DeBarge, and Kendall Ferguson. He became a father for the first time when he was only 15 years old. DeBarge was very attached to his brothers, Chico, and Bobby. The death of Bobby in 1995 was an unforgettable and saddest event in his life. Police detained DeBarge for drug abuse, and cocaine possession in 2001, and 2006. He was arrested for domestic abuse in 2007.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on June 4 1961, El Debarge is 63 years old as of today’s date 12th July 2024. His height is 5 ft 9 inches tall, and his weight is 80 kg.


In 1977, Bernd Lichter, Tommy, Bobby DeBarge, Jody Sims, Phillip Ingram, Eddie Fill, and Greg Williams, formed a band. They signed a recording deal with Motown and produced successful hits. Their musical creations rose to top positions on R&B charts. Discovering about the vocal talents of other family members of the DeBarge family, Bernd Lichter also included El Debarge, Randy, Bunny DeBarge to join the band.

The band received record contracts with Motown that led to the formation of “the DeBarge band” in 1980. In 1981, the band made their debut with the album “The DeBarges” that was followed by a few more popular music albums as “All This Love” (in 1982), “In a Special Way” (in 1983) and “Rhythm of the Night” (in 1985). All these albums received gold certification in the USA. They entered the top five on Billboard’s R&B chart.

In 1986, El Debarge began his solo career and released the album “El DeBarge” that got gold-certified and reached the eighth position on the R&B chart. This success was followed by a few more hit studio albums such as “Gemini” (in 1989), “In the Storm” (in 1992), “Heart, Mind and Soul” (in 1994), and “Second Chance” (in 2010).

Awards & Achievements

Eldra Patrick DeBarge is a well-known singer, composer, musician, songwriter, and record producer. He rose to stardom as the chief vocalist of his family band titled “DeBarge,” and later as a solo artist. He got nominated for three Grammy Awards for “Best Male R&B Vocal Performance,” “Best R&B Album,” and Best R&B Song for the two singles of the “Second Chance” album, “Second Chance” and “Lay With You.” El Debarge is the only member of the DeBarges family to have received Grammy nominations both within the family and outside of the “DeBarge” group. Since 1979, El DeBarge is actively involved in the music industry.

In 1986, he released his album “El DeBarge” that got the gold certification. His album got ranked in the eighth position on the R&B music chart. It was his ultimate studio album so far in his career. Later, he also composed and released a few other hit studio albums that rocked the Billboard charts. These include “Gemini” (in 1989), “In the Storm” (in 1992), “Heart, Mind and Soul” (in 1994), and “Second Chance” (in 2010).

Net Worth & Salary of El debarge in 2024

El Debarge Net Worth
El Debarge Net Worth

El Debarge, a three times Grammy Award winner, is widely famous for being the falsetto singer. He is the prime music artist of the “DeBarge” family group. The band received immense popularity in the 1980s. His overall net worth is estimated to be $1 million as of July 2024.

As a solo music artist, he gave numerable hits that include “Love Always,” “Who’s Johnny.” He has also associated with some of the leading music artists as Quincy, Tone Loc, Fourplay, DJ Quick, and Jones to produce huge hits. In 1983, their album, In a Special Way, became a worldwide sensation. His album, “Rhythm of the Night” became the best-selling album of the group and made El Debarge the key voice on the album.

El Debarge is a top-notch music artist who has earned the utmost appreciation and recognition among his fans. He is an inspiration for several youth singers who wish to be like him. He has recorded several award-winning songs in his career that has made him peculiarly famous and highly much-admired throughout the world.


  1. I can’t believe El doesn’t have any Grammy’s. He is one of the most talented Musicians out there. The latest, Second Chance CD, is the BEST. I listen to, The Other Side,and, When I see you, every night and I am 77 years old. I just love this Guy and his Music and of course his Good Looks. Oh, I forgot the way he sings, Careless Whispers. He sings Marvin Gaye’s Music better that Marvin. You see, I could go on and on. Much Love to you El. You and your Music means the World to me. I am a Senior Citizen who would be lonely if it were not for the Great Sounds of El Debarge. Oh, you can play the Hell out of the Piano too. We are both Detroit natives.

  2. He is very underrated. His voice is amazing . I grew up listening to his songs. It’s refreshing to hear love songs like the ones he sings about.

  3. Was at the Globe theater in Los Angeles December 19th and my Lord, El is talented. I had worked on a tour with DeBarge in the 80’s and didn’t experieince what I saw the othe night. He is so undeserved and underrated. God has certainly blessed and anointed him to sing and play the devil out of that paino. From one musician to another, he is one of the best in the industry! He evn wished my daughter a Happy Birthday I wished he would have sang it to her but it didn’t mayyer cos he killed her favorite song, Stay With Me!!!! Wonderful just wonderful. May the Lord continue to bless him.

  4. El stay strong. I’m so proud of you. I send prayers up for you daily
    Make good use of your Second Chance.
    LOVE you, wishing only the best for you and your whole family. When will you be back in Atlanta? Be encouraged!! PSALM 121

  5. IT is still hits home taking us back to a time when we were very young and were dancing in the streets during summertime in Big Bad Detroit, Power Town, USA. Where TRUE music was invented by TRUE Artists for all to enjoy from then to future generations. Thank you, Bro for doing a hard well-done job. That will last forever the test of music time! Now, were all Disabled and in a wheelchair from injuries overseas in foreign lands. However, my Bro’s and nurses who take care of us have your music to enjoy from my hp laptop computers.


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