DeBarge was a family band from Grand Rapids, Michigan, whose repertoire spanned R&B, soul, pop, and funk. Active from 1979 to 1989, the group originally consisted of siblings El, Mark, James, Randy, and Bunny. Older brother Bobby (who, along with brother Tommy, was a member of another popular Motown group called Switch) and younger brother Chico would later join in 1986 and 1988, respectively.
Stop! Don't tease these tropes:
- '80s Hair
- Kid-Appeal Character: Chico was the youngest DeBarge sibling to join the group.
- Known Only by Their Nickname: (real first names in parentheses) El (Eldra), Randy (William), Marty (Mark), Bunny (Etterlene), Bobby (Robert Jr.), and Chico (Jonathan)
- Sibling Team
- Strong Family Resemblance: Kristinia DeBarge, who is James' daughter.