How much is Chico DeBarge worth?
|Net Worth:||$600 Thousand
|Date of Birth:||June 23, 1966|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Chico DeBarge
American R&B singer and musician Jonathan Arthur “Chico” DeBarge, who was born on June 23, 1966, is thought to be worth $600,000. The famed DeBarge family of singers and musicians, which included Chico DeBarge, was active from the late 1970s until the late 1980s. El DeBarge, Bunny DeBarge, Tommy, and Bobby DeBarge are some of his older siblings who are also musicians (who were also in the band Switch).
DeBarge, Jonathan Arthur. His alias is “Chico.” born: 23 June 1966. raised: in the Michigan cities of Detroit and Grand Rapids. He is most known for his 1997 comeback album Long Time No See and his 1986 hit single “Talk to Me”
Additionally, Kristinia DeBarge, a pop singer, has Chico as an uncle. James DeBarge, Janet Jackson‘s first spouse in the middle of the 1980s, is Kristinia’s father. Many of Chico’s older brothers enjoyed a string of hits in the early to mid-1980s as the pop/R&B group DeBarge, including “I Like It” and “Rhythm of the Night.”
Chico’s self-titled first album was released in 1986 after he was signed to his hometown company, Motown Records, in the middle of the 1980s. Despite featuring the Top 10 R&B/Top 21 mainstream smash “Talk to Me,” the album only reached its top position of No. 90 on the Billboard albums chart. His second album with Motown, Kiss Serious, was released two years later and featured the top R&B singles “Rainy Night” (#18 R&B), “I’ve Been Watching You” (#43 R&B), and the title track (#53 R&B). He did, however, serve time in prison for drug trafficking shortly after being arrested on drug-related charges.
Bobby learned he had AIDS while Chico and Bobby were both in jail, presumably as a result of using heroin. After serving their five-year terms, the brothers were released from prison in 1994, but Bobby DeBarge passed away in 1995 due to the disease’s complications. He was 39. With the release of his second album, Long Time No See, in 1997, Chico returned to music. Despite only reaching No. 87 on the Billboard album chart, the album managed to capitalize on the neo-Soul craze and gave rise to the hits “Iggin Me” and “No Guarantee,” which both gained a lot of exposure and rekindled Chico’s career.
The success of Long Time No See led to a couple more unexpected turns in Chico’s career. The South Philly Italian mafioso John “Johnny Gongs” Casasanto stabbed Chico outside a Philadelphia nightclub in the fall of 2003 during an altercation. After the stabbing, he was given pills, which he eventually developed an addiction to. Despite claims to the contrary, he and his limo driver were detained for marijuana possession in Los Angeles in 2007. Due to a lack of evidence, the charges against him were ultimately withdrawn. Thankfully, he attended rehab.
DeBarge released “Feel Good” a song with Jim Jones and Capone Noel, in 2017—it was his first new song in eight years. Chico DeBarge’s net worth is projected to be $600k as of 2023.