January 10, 2011
WATCH: El DeBarge Shares Hard Lessons from the Music Industry
R&B crooner El DeBargeÂ is pretty open about how thankful he is for life’s “second chances.” After a long battle withÂ drug addiction derailed his music career andÂ landed him in jailÂ in 2008, the beloved singer made a comeback last year with a new album, appropriately titled Second Chance,Â and gained a new generation of fans. But DeBarge remembers the hard lessons he had to learn as an artist in the music industry. Here, he offers advice for anyone who’s considering a career in the entertainmentÂ business–or any business.