Debbie Gibson is an American pop star, pianist, vocalist and record producer. Debbie Gibson released her first album Out of the Blue in87, which eventually became certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and went gold. In this article, we will take a quick look at Debbie Gibson and how she has managed to achieve all this while maintaining a very traditional career in music.
Debbie Gibson’s musical influences are many. She has said that she was inspired by Patti LaBelle when she was growing up in Southern California. Her musical influences include jazz, folk, blues and gospel music. Her early years saw her working as a secretary for The Ensemblemen, a popular folk group that comprised of some of the most notable African American musicians of the time. She also appeared in a number of movies, some of which included “Gaslight” and “Lilies”, as well as a number of TV shows.
Debbie Gibson’s dream was to become a professional ballerina when she was a young girl, however she soon decided that she would rather be a performer. She began studying classical dance, taking piano lessons from an instructor near her home, before she was able to leave school. She then joined the soul group Merrilee alongside her two other siblings and they performed nightly in a small bar called the Dog and Pony. Her dream came true when she was invited to perform at the Hollywood Bowl in January of 1985, where she performed alongside such well-known performers as David Bowie, Ray Vaughan and the Rolling Stones.
Debbie Gibson Measurements
|Body Size||34 inches|
|Waist Size||24 in / 61 cm|
|Hips Size||34 in / 87 cm|
|Shoe Size||9 (US)|
|Height||5’6″/ 1.68 m|
|Weight||114 pounds (52 kg)|
Debbie Gibson has also had a long career in the modeling industry. She was one of the very first models to try out for the cast of the popular soap opera Madam Marlowe, where she was known for her long, slender body. After that she appeared in various ad campaigns for Victoria’s Secret, Wheaties, JCPenny, Levi’s and finally Barbie. While on a European promotional tour for JCPenny she was bitten by a cobra, which resulted in her contracting rabies, an extremely serious disease in which victims lose muscle control and may die within four to six weeks. She recovered nicely, but never lost hope, and in the end managed to successfully complete the ad campaign for JCPenny.
If one were to compile a list of Debbie Gibson’s accomplishments, it would certainly include the fact that she was the very first female artist to sign to Muscle Head Records, a label that has since become synonymous with amazing musics, great vocals and guitar work, as well as having the most successful album of all time, the self-titled album, released in 1996. Additionally Debbie Gibson was also the second female artist to feature on Hot 100 chart, the feat being done by outgoing singer Beyonce Knowles. A feat that not even Queen Latifah or Oprah Winfrey were able to accomplish.
For anyone who is still under the spell of learning about Debbie Gibson, there is only one place you can look and learn more about her life, her music, her career and what she is currently up to. Her first single off of her second album, entitled ‘Echoes’, was actually so well received that it would go straight into the top ten on the UK singles chart and remain in that position for three weeks. The single was “Dreams” and it featured the then up and coming songstress Rebekah Brooks on the hook. Debbie had managed to impress both herself and those around her with her voice, and her amazing guitar work. Her dreamy voice has yet to be heard on any mainstream charts, but due to its successful release on the independent label Epic, her dream is now becoming a reality. Her single “Dreams” can be heard here.