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Debbie Deb

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Debbie Deb is an American dance-pop singer, best known for 1980s freestyle dance classics such as Lookout Weekend, and When I Hear Music.

Debbie was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in North Miami Beach, Florida. A music aficionado from a young age, she was “discovered” at the age of 16 by producer Pretty Tony at a Miami record store where she was working. The first song Debbie recorded was “When I Hear Music,” which she co-wrote with Pretty Tony. Released on the Jam Packed record label, the song has since become a staple in clubs and on radio station dance mix shows. Other hits followed, including “Lookout Weekend” and “I Wanna Work It Out”.

However, Debbie was overweight and suffered from low self-esteem, and found her sudden fame difficult to cope with. She was crushed when her record company decided not to put her picture on the sleeves of her records and, in a Milli Vanilli-esque move, even hired an “impostor” to perform and pose as Debbie Deb. As a result, she made little, if any, money from her hit singles, and was so hurt by the experience that she stopped recording for years, relying on her work as a hairdresser to make ends meet. 1

Debbie finally resurfaced on the recording scene in 1995 with the album She’s Back. Now living near Philadelphia, she continues to work as a hair stylist and also keeps busy performing frequent concerts around the United States, especially “freestyle revival” shows with artists like Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, The Cover Girls, and Shannon.

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  • RussellChap

    Tony Butler I salute you.

    17 Apr 9:33am Reply
  • Y4S3

    WOW !

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • TiffaniTiger

    You're producers were assholes, Debbie. F**k our society's obsession with specific unrealistic body images! Glad to know you're back out on tour!

    14 Jun 2013 Reply
  • andarilhu2012

    ZUMIRA >>>>>>>>>>

    10 Jun 2012 Reply
  • sigmamc

    I like LIKE it so much !!!! when i heard music and , lokout weekend , CHeah ,,tony teach me your electro style ;) ´´ and fuck debbi have at time same nice voice like in the 80s . the party have never stop !!!

    15 Feb 2011 Reply
  • FCA19795

    Although I like Debbie Deb (especially When I Hear Music) she really was not the greatest singers. Kind of monotone really.

    29 Jan 2011 Reply
  • spaceBass13

    "when i hear music" :D

    22 Sep 2010 Reply
  • zanelamour

    Fog machines + laser rays!

    21 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Karatekick

    jumping music, slick DJs

    5 Jun 2009 Reply
  • betty187bop187

    yeah i look forward to the weekend...how did u know debbie? get fucked up, right?

    30 Oct 2007 Reply

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