Bunny found solace in singing in her uncle’s church as a child where she and her brothers soon participated in several groups together in various times.
“Bunny” DeBarge an American soul singer-songwriter, best known as the lone female sibling of the Motown family group DeBarge. She is also best known as the lead vocalist behind the classic R&B ballad, “A Dream” from the group’s In a Special Way album and is also the co-writer of the group’s 1982 breakthrough hit, “I Like It” and the number-one hit, “Time Will Reveal”.
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In 1979, after a couple years watching her brothers Bobby and Tommy ride to musical stardom as members of the band Switch, Bunny teamed up with her three brothers Randy, Mark and El and became the DeBarges. They signed with Motown after their demo tape was passed off by Switch’s Gregory Williams to Motown CEO Berry Gordy, who was left impressed by the siblings and soon put the band on a salary.
Between 1979 and 1981, Bunny and her brothers worked behind the scenes mainly on the works of Switch, with Bunny in particular collaborating with her brother Bobby on songs such as “Hold On to My Love”, “Love Over and Over Again” and “My Friend in the Sky”. In 1981, Bunny co-produced the DeBarges’ self-titled debut album and was featured on lead vocals alongside brother El on “Share My World” which they wrote. A year later, in 1982, the group brought along their teenage brother James, and shortened their name to just DeBarge. That year, they released their second album, All This Love, with which the siblings found musical success, particularly with “I Like It”, for which Bunny wrote parts of the lyrics, alongside her brothers Randy and El.
The group followed up this success with their third album, In A Special Way, in 1983. The album yielded another hit with Bunny as a lyricist, with the gospel-influenced “Time Will Reveal”. The album also included several more highlights including two more Bunny-composed ballads, “Stay with Me” and “A Dream”, the last song Bunny took lead vocals on. Like All This Love before it, In a Special Way went gold, paving the way for the group’s biggest success in 1985 with the Rhythm of the Night album, with the title track becoming a top five crossover hit. However, the album marked the beginning of the end of Bunny’s tenure with the group.
Pressured to go solo after numerous arguments with her brothers, Bunny followed brother El out of the group in 1986 and the following year, Bunny put out her debut album, In Love, releasing one single, “Save the Best for Me”. The album failed to deliver any hits or stay on the charts long and Bunny soon left the label. Besieged by a growing drug addiction that had started during her heyday with DeBarge, she quietly exited from the music business at the end of the 1980s and with the exception of projects involving gospel music, including an album featuring some of her brothers, herself and their mother, Bunny hasn’t released any more solo work.
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