Fast Facts

  • At 12 years old, entered a songwriter's contest and won $1,000 for the tune "I Come From America."
  • Became the youngest person to produce, write and sing a No. 1 single when the song "Foolish Beat" reached the top of the charts; it also landed her in the Guinness Book of World Records.
  • Made movie debut as an extra in the 1984 comedy Ghostbusters. 
  • Debut album, Out of the Blue, was released in 1987.  
  • In early 1990s, in an effort to be taken more seriously, changed first name from Debbie to Deborah.
  • Spent a significant part of her entertainment career doing theater, beginning with a turn in the 1992 Broadway production of Les Misérables as Eponine. 
  • Has appeared on several reality shows, including Fox's American Juniors (2003) and Skating with Celebrities (2006), and NBC's Celebrity Apprentice (2012). 
  • Featured in a 2005 pictorial for Playboy magazine.
  • Inducted into the Hall of Fame of her alma mater, Sanford H. Calhoun High School, in March 2012.


  • Rutledge Taylor — Significant Other
  • Karen Gibson — Sister
  • Diane Gibson — Mother
  • Michelle Gibson — Sister
  • Joe Gibson — Father
  • Denise Gibson — Sister


  • Birth Name: Deborah Ann Gibson
  • Birth Place: Merrick, New York, United States
  • Profession: Musician, Songwriter, Singer, Actor, Reality cast member

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