Debbie Gibson is an American pop singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. In 1988, she became the youngest artist to write, produce, and perform a No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, with her song "Foolish Beat". She has gone on to starring roles on Broadway and touring musicals, as well as independent film and television work. She continues to record, and reached the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart as high as No. 24 during 2006 in a duet with Jordan Knight titled "Say Goodbye".
In 1987, while performing around the United States at nightclub venues, Gibson was recording what would become her debut album, Out Of The Blue. Four singles fromthe album reached the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 100: "Only in My Dreams", "Shake Your Love", "Out Of The Blue", and the No. 1 hit "Foolish Beat", followed by "Staying Together", which performed more modestly, reaching No. 22. "Foolish Beat" set a record for Gibson, making her, at 17, the youngest artist ever to write, produce, and perform a Billboard No. 1 single. By the time Out Of The Blue was established as a hit album, and she had success in the UK, as well as in Japan and southeast Asia, filling stadiums with her Out Of The Blue tour. By the end of 1988, Out of the Blue had gone triple platinum. The Out Of The Blue music videos on VHS was certified platinum by the RIAA.
Electric Youth was released in January 1989, and spent five weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart. The first single released, "Lost in Your Eyes", was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks, garnering Debbie with another achievement the first female in chart history to chart both the Electric Youth album and the single "Lost In Your Eyes" simultaneously at No. 1. She shared ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award 1989 with Bruce Springsteen. Subsequent singles from this album missed the Top 10: "Electric Youth", "No More Rhyme" and "We Could Be Together". The Electric Youth album was certified 2x platinum by the RIAA. Another successful "The Electric Youth" world tour, and Live Around the World tour on VHS certified 2x platinum by the RIAA followed.
Anything Is Possible was released in 1990 and peaked at No. 26 on Billboard's Hot 100 in January 1991. Body Mind Soul, which was released in February 1993, spawned another minor hit in "Losin' Myself", which was accompanied by a somewhat controversial Matthew Rolston-directed video clip featuring Gibson as a stripper. The second single from the album, "Shock Your Mama", would become a minor hit in Europe and the UK, however "Losin' Myself" remains Gibson last appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 to date.
In 1995, she released Think With Your Heart, an adult contemporary album consisting of piano ballads and keyboard ballads recorded predominantly with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Gibson formed her own record label, Espiritu, to release her original material. Her sixth album, Deborah, marked her full return to dance-pop. Deborah includes the lead single "Only Words" which became a Top 40 Hot Dance Music/Club Play hit.
In 2001, Gibson released her seventh album, M.Y.O.B. (AKA Mind Your Own Business) and features three singles, the sensual pop song "What You Want", the Latin-infused Dance-pop song "Your Secret", and the bass heavy "M.Y.O.B".
In 2005, Gibson co-wrote and recorded a song titled "Someone You Love" with the O'Neill Brothers. With the O'Neill Brothers, Gibson released an updated, acoustic version of her former No. 1 hit "Lost in Your Eyes."
In 2010, "I Love You", the first single off her newest album Ms Vocalist was released.