It's no coincidence that El DeBarge was given not one but two chances to perform at the 2010 BET Awards last night. His two performances were among some of the memorable highlights of the three-hour program. The R&B crooner sang a medley of his hits, including "All This Love," "I Like It" and "Rhythm Of The Night." Then later in the show, El performed a new song called "Second Chance," which will appear on his forthcoming album of the same name.
After years of being out of the music scene, El DeBarge's recognizable piercing falsetto is still intact. For El, it was a triumphant comeback from a long journey of personal hardships.
Now El DeBarge (real name Eldra Patrick DeBarge) is following up his BET Awards performance with a new album and a brighter outlook on life. He's currently recording his new LP titled Second Chance, his first full-length album in over 16 years. The collection, due in the fall via Geffen Records, boasts productions from Babyface, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, the Avila Brothers, Mike City and others. The set's first single is the title track.
In the video below, El talks about his personal journey and upcoming new album:
Watch El DeBarge's comeback performance on the 2010 BET Awards
Welcome back, El DeBarge . . .