Chico DeBarge Wiki: 10 Facts About the Famed Performer
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Baltimore African American Festival: 10 Facts about Performer Chico DeBarge

Continuing our fact filled articles regarding the performing acts at the Baltimore African American Festival which will take place June 21st and 22nd in Baltimore, Maryland at the Camden Yards Sports & Entertainment Complex, we have the youngest DeBarge, Chico.

You may know about his older siblings, DeBarge, but, let’s see how many of these facts you do know!

1. Chico DeBarge’s full given name is Jonathan Arthur DeBarge.

2. He had a song on Queen Latifah’s Beauty Shop soundtrack, ‘Hard Times.’

3. Coming from a musical family, he once dated Motown legend, Marvin Gaye’s daughter, Nona.

4. Although DeBarge, the group featuring his older brothers and sister, were more popular, his older brothers, Robert Jr. (Bobby) and Tommy were part of the group, Switch.

5. He is the father of 5 children, Cheyanne DeBarge, Chicoco DeBarge, Manny DeBarge, Abrielle DeBarge and Dontae DeBarge.


6. Chico is the only male DeBarge who sings in a tenor voice, unlike his brothers, who are known for their high, falsetto voices.

7. Has recorded the most solo albums (6) of the DeBarge family, equaling the same amount of releases as DeBarge.

8. Chico is the youngest of the singing DeBarge family.

9. He is scheduled to do a show in July with older brother, El.

10. Chico DeBarge did a cover of Marvin Gaye’s Trouble Man for his ‘Long Time, No See’ album.