El DeBarge's triumphant return to the stage at the 2010 BET Awards on June 27th was only the beginning of life's second chance for one of R&B Pop's most distinctive and popular voices. On the star-studded show, DeBarge performed the title track from his forthcoming aptly titled album 'Second Chance,' to be released this fall by Geffen Records, and a medley of his R&B smash hits "All This Love, "I Like It," Time Will Reveal," and "Rhythm Of The Night." The soulful performance by the charismatic DeBarge opened an exciting new chapter for the man whose emotional, uplifting music has romanced one generation of fans and is set to do the same for another.
Earlier, his tender falsetto and smooth love songs resulted in 16 Top 10s both with his family group DeBarge, one of America's most popular young R&B Pop acts of the '80s, and as a solo artist. But El continued to be heard even after exiting the scene following 1994's Heart Mind And Soul, a collaboration with Babyface. Everyone from The Notorious B.I.G. and Ashanti to Mariah Carey and Patti LaBelle has covered or sampled hits featuring him as lead singer, many of which he also wrote and produced. Now the original is back—refreshed, rededicated and ready to take his place once more among the genuine stars of R&B.