Jonathan Arthur "Chico" DeBarge (born June 23, 1966 in Detroit, Michigan)
is an American R&B singer and a younger brother of the members of the Motown
family act DeBarge. Unlike the rest of his DeBarge siblings, Chico is the only
male DeBarge that does not sing in the falsetto range that is well known in
his family; he sings tenor.
He began a musical career of his own with Motown Records in the mid-1980s.
His debut self-titled album featured the hit single "Talk To Me." He
released a second album with Motown, Kiss Serious, but 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.
He later moved to independent label Koch Records where he released 2003's
Free. DeBarge also contributed a song to the Beauty Shop movie soundtrack
courtesy of Alove Entertainment. Chico's most recent album Addiction
was released July 14, 2009 under Kedar Entertainment Group.
On October 2, 2010, Chico DeBarge performed with Glenn Jones, Lenny
Williams and Regina Belle at the Performing Arts Center in Tampa, Florida.
 Personal life
Chico in Concert in NY
He has five children (Cheyanne DeBarge, Chicoco DeBarge, Manny DeBarge,
Abrielle DeBarge, Dontae DeBarge) and is in the process of divorcing
Andrea Bordenave, who filed for divorce from him in mid 2009. He is also
the ex-beau of singer/actress Nona Gaye. .
In 2008, Chico appeared in the video for Joe's single, "We're Family" off
the Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins soundtrack.
In the fall of 2003, Chico DeBarge was stabbed outside a Philadelphia
nightclub by South Philly Italian mafioso named John "Johnny Gongs" Casasanto
after the two engaged in an argument in which John Casasanto called DeBarge
a "titsune", the Italian equivalent to the word "coon."[citation
* 1986: Chico DeBarge
* 1988: Kiss Serious
* 1997: Long Time No See
* 1999: The Game
* 2003: Free
* 2009: Addiction
* 1986: "Talk to Me" (US #21, R&B #7, UK #88)
* 1987: "The Girl Next Door"
* 1987: "Rainy Night" (R&B #18)
* 1997: "Iggin' Me" (UK #50)
* 1997: "Love Still Good"
* 1998: "No Guarantee" (featuring Joe)
* 1998: "Virgin" (R&B #97)
* 1999: "Soopaman Lover" (R&B #55)
* 1999: "Give You What You Want (Fa Sure)" (US #71, R&B #11)
* 1999: "Give You What You Want (South Central Remix)" (featuring
* 2000: "Listen to Your Man" (featuring Joe) (R&B #41)
* 2000: "Playa Hater"
* 2003: "Home Alone"
* 2009: "Oh No" (R&B #76)