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Kristinia DeBarge Biography

Jul 15, 2009

Born: March 8, 1990

Runs in the Family

Kristinia (pronounced Kris-ti-nee-a) was born into a musical family. Her dad, James was one of the founding members of the ‘90s R & B group DeBarge. She started singing as early as three years old, but didn’t take it very seriously until she gained exposure on the American Idol[/KWLINK] spin-off American Juniors in 2003.

Much More Music

At 14, DeBarge was introduced to famed music producer Kenneth Babyface Edmonds. She worked with him for five years and, on the day before her 19th birthday, signed a recording contract with SodaPop Music. Soon, Kristinia was putting the final touches on her debut album Exposed, and people everywhere where rocking out to her first single, Goodbye, which sample’s the ’69 hit song heard in sports stadiums everywhere,

Fun Facts

  • As of June 9, Goodbye had peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 after just six weeks on the charts.
  • Exposed is scheduled to be released on July 28.
  • It was announced that Kristinia will join Ciara as an opening act for Britney Spears’ Circus Tour.

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