El DeBARGE: The R&B singer's two-decade old battle with drug addiction not only stunted his music career, but also sent him to prison in 2008. The 49-year-old entered the music business as lead singer of the 80â€™s family group, DeBarge, later emerging as a solo artist following their fame. DeBarge found success at Motown, releasing the self-titled El Debarge and, second-album, Geminiâ€”both albums included tracks on the top 10 on the R&B charts. His move to Warner Brothers in 1992 wasnâ€™t as successful and in 1995 the crooner left the spotlight following the death of his brother Bobby. Nearly 20 years later, DeBarge is back with his fifth solo album, Second Chances. The album captures the singerâ€™s liberation after moving past a tumultuous time in his life.