Chico DeBarge, Lina

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Chico DeBarge, Lina

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Sun, August 6, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

$30.00 - $55.00

This event is 21 and over

Free Parking located in The SOL Venue lot. DO NOT PARK in the neighborhood, you will be towed. If lot is full, please feel free to ask The SOL Venue staff for your next best option.

Chico DeBarge
Chico DeBarge
He began a musical career of his own with Motown in the mid-1980s. His debut self-titled album was released in 1986 and featured the hit single "Talk To Me" (#21 US, #7 R&B). The album peaked at #90 on the Billboard 200 and released a follow-up single "The Girl Next Door" which charted on the R&B chart.
Two years later, he released a second album with Motown, Kiss Serious that included the hit R&B single "Rainy Night" (#18 R&B) plus "I've Been Watching You" (#43 R&B) and the title track (#53 R&B). However, he was imprisoned for drug charges not long after and served time in prison for drug trafficking.[citation needed]
After his release in the mid-1990s, DeBarge returned to Motown to continue his musical career under the auspices of Kedar Massenberg and his neo-soul pioneering label imprint Kedar Entertainment. His third album Long Time No See was released in November 18, 1997 to critical acclaim and was preceded by the single "Iggin' Me" which garnered considerable airplay. The album would spawn three additional singles: "Love Still Good," "No Guarantee" (a collaboration with Joe) and "Virgin" (#97 R&B). A non-album single "Soopaman Lover" followed in 1999 and peaked at #55 on the R&B chart.
His fourth album The Game was released on October 26, 1999 and peaked at #41 on the Billboard 200. The lead single "Give You What You Want (Fa Sure)" gave him one of his biggest hits (#71 US, #11 R&B) to date, and had a remix featuring rapper Trina released. The follow-up single "Listen To Your Man" (reuniting him with R&B singer Joe) peaked at #41 on the R&B chart. A third single (which did not appear on the album), "Playa Hater" was released in 2000.
He later moved to the independent record label, Koch Records, where he released 2003's Free (which peaked at #43 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart). It featured the single "Home Alone" which garnered some airplay.
In 2005, DeBarge contributed a song to the Beauty Shop movie soundtrack called "Hard Times."[1]
In 2008, Chico DeBarge appeared in the video for Joe's single, "We're Family" off the Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins soundtrack.
His sixth studio album Addiction was released July 14, 2009 under Kedar Entertainment Group[2] and included the single "Oh No" which peaked at #76 on the R&B chart.
On October 2, 2010, DeBarge performed with Glenn Jones, Lenny Williams and Regina Belle at the Performing Arts Center in Tampa, Florida.
In March 2017, he announced he's at work on a new studio album in addition to doing some work on a forthcoming DeBarge family album due in 2018
In 1998, Lina got her first big break as a songwriter by penning a tune for Tyrese's self-titled debut album. Lina proved herself to also be a solid songwriter, penning "Ain't Nothing Like a Jones" for Tyrese.
Lina began her career in 2000 when she signed to Atlantic Records. Following her record deal, was the release of her first album, Stranger on Earth, which was introduced on August 21, 2001. Stranger on Earth was critically acclaimed for its blend of R&B with swing and vocal jazz. The title track was a cover version of a Dinah Washington track.[2] The album featured the singles "Playa No Mo", "It's Alright", "I'm Not The Enemy", and "Don't Say Nothin'". The first single "Playa No Mo" became a minor hit, reaching #46 in UK, while the album reached #89 on the Billboard R&B and hip-hop album chart. Stranger on Earth was placed among the Top 10 R&B Albums of the Year by Billboard Magazine. It was named the #1 R&B Album of the Year by Tower Records' "Pulse" magazine, and #1 album by Nevertheless, Lina asked to be released from her contract and Atlantic granted her release; three months later she was signed to Hidden Beach.
In 2003, Lina signed to Hidden Beach Records and launched her own record label, Moodstar Recordings.[3] In 2004, she began recording her second album. Her second album entitled The Inner Beauty Movement was released in June 2005 on the Hidden Beach Recordings record label.[4] The lead single Smooth received heavy airplay nationwide with the endorsement of Stevie Wonder and radio personality Michael Baisden "Smooth" became Lina's biggest record and is now known as a "Steppers" anthem. The jazz influenced "Leaving You" from the IBM album received airplay on jazz stations like "The Wave" and made Billboard jazz charts followed by the release of the single Come to Mamanow popular in the "Hip hop" community. Four songs from "The Inner Beauty Movement" were considered for Grammys in 2006 the titles were "Smooth", "Come To Mama" "Leaving You" and "Hope Wish and Pray". "Smooth" was nominated for a Soultrain Award that same year.
In 2007, Lina played a jazz singer performing "Santa Baby" in Sony pictures the movie "This Christmas" Starring Idris Elba and Chris Brown. Lina also returned to the studio to begin working on her third album, she recorded a total of 17 tracks for the album. Lina released her third album-to-date, Morning Star, by her own label, Mood Star Recordings.
Morning Star debuted on the market in February 2008.[5] The album spawn three singles "Feel The Love", "I'll Stick Around", and "Good Day". Lina continued to give her fans new music by introducing a special single titled "My Man".
Two tracks lifted from the Morning Star album featured on the Independent Soul Divas series on the UK label, Lola Waxx: "Feel The Love" (Volume 1 2008) and "Get It Right" (Volume 2 2009).
Many of Lina's songs are featured in movie such as "High Crimes" with Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd, "Guess Who" starring Ashton Kutcher, Eddie Murphy's "Pluto Nash", John Travolta's "Lucky Numbers" and more including the Truth Hall film soundtrack released on November 12, 2009 on Utopia Recordings. The songs performed by Lina included "Breathe", "Dough", "Illuminating", and "On My Own". In 2010, she released her compilation album Vintage, which consisted of unreleased songs.
In September 2012, she released her fourth studio album The Love Chronicles of a Lady Songbird. In that same year, song "Said -N- Done" was featured in the urban farming documentary Urban Roots.
In January 2013 Lina Signed with Monarchy Records a division of Spectra Records, "The Love Chronicles of a Lady Songbird" officially released on Monarchy Records. In October 2014 the Motown inspired Ep the "Loveride" released on Soulside productions is currently making waves. The single "Dip" made UK's Soul Music Top 50 most played songs for 2014. Lina continues to give her fans the music and inspiration they love her for.
Soul boogie pop band

Formed in Detroit.
One of the most succesful Motown acts of the 80's.
They consisted of siblings and their name is from their shared surname.
The two older brothers, Bobby DeBarge and Thomas DeBarge were members of Switch (6).
They had a string of R&B and pop hits in the early to mid-80's, including "All This Love," "I Like It," "Love Me In A Special Way," and "Rhythm Of The Night."
They recorded six albums from 1981 up to 1991.
Bunny DeBarge, Chico DeBarge and El DeBarge had solo careers.
Venue Information:
SOL Venue
313 E Carson Street
Carson, CA, 90745