‘Foolish Beat’ was the song of the generation in the late 1980s and it is the song that catapulted then seventeen years old Debbie Gibson to national stardom and recognition as the first person of her age to become a singer, songwriter, and producer with a single peaking at the top of Billboard Hot 100.
Born on August 31, 1970, Deborah eventually went on to release an album and was able to top the Billboard once again with Lost in Your Eyes. Over the following years, she made her way into Broadway as well as film with a role in movies such as Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus and Rock of Ages.
Debbie Gibson Early Life – Parents and Siblings
The Brooklynite was raised by her parents in Merrick with three other sisters. She and her siblings grew up playing music. When Debbie was five, she started to perform at a theatre in the community and also began songwriting simultaneously with her siblings. She even performed at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House when she was eight. She soon began her training with musical instruments like piano and ukulele.
She and her sisters loved the piano so much that they used to have fights over who got to play the piano first.
Debbie Gibson Height and Body Measurements
She stands tall at the height of 5 feet and 6 inches while Debbie Gibson Body measurements are not yet revealed. However, she possesses a banana shaped figure.
Is Debbie Gibson Married?
Debbie Gibson has never been married but she did get engaged once to former boyfriend Jonathan Kanteman. She is presently single.
By the time Debbie reached high school, she already had years of songwriting experience. While still a high school student she was touring clubs all over the country with her songs and writing more songs to build a catalog. She went on to graduate for Calhoun High School with honors and was eventually picked up by Atlantic Records.
Her debut album was released soon and was titled Out of the Blue with the single Only in My Dreams landing on the fourth spot on the Billboard. Three other singles also reached the Top 5 and in 1988 she even entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest person to have written a Billboard No. 1 song. Within months of its release, the album went triple platinum and brought her a series of awards like the Debut Artist of the Year, ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, Rock Producer of the Year and Song of the Year. She followed with other hit albums, Electric Youth, Anything is Possible, Body Mind Soul and Think With Your Heart, the latter with SBK Records.
In 1992, she also made her theatre debut with Les Miserables on Broadway and Grease in West End. She also appeared on-stage as characters in Funny Girl, Beauty and the Beast, Gypsy, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Chicago. Under a self label with EMI Records, she released Deborah in 1996. After a five year hiatus, M.Y.O.B was released in 2001.
In 2005, she made a comeback in the media with a nude feature in the Playboy magazine which promoted her new single. A year later she made her debut in film with the independent movie Coffee Date starring Jonathan Silverman and Wilson Cruz. She appeared as the cover girl for Lavender Magazine in 2008.
She returned to film with Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus in 2009 which also starred Lorenzo Lamas. Two years later she starred in Mega Python vs. Gatoroid and later appeared as a cameo actor in Rock of Ages in 2012. She also appeared in Mega Shark Versus Mecha Shark in 2014. She has appeared on reality shows like American Juniors as a judge and The Celebrity Apprentice.
How Much Does Debbie Gibson Worth?
Debbie Gibson has a net worth of $5 million dollars, however, her annual salary to date is unknown. She remains a pop icon of a generation. The legendary artist enjoyed massive success while she was a teenager and transitioned into film, television and theatre, also appearing on Broadway.
Debbie is one of the most renowned musicians to come out of the past two decades with several awards and Billboard Top 100 charted songs to prove it.