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Encyclopedia > Debelah Morgan
Debelah Morgan

Origin Detroit, Michigan
Country United States
Years active 1994–present
Genre(s) Pop / R&B
Label(s) Atlantic (1994–1995)
VAZ / Motown (1998–1999)
The DAS Label / Atlantic (2000–2003)

Debelah Morgan (born September 29, 1977, Detroit, Michigan) is an American R&B singer and songwriter. Morgan is a coloratura soprano and is credited as having a three and a half octave vocal range, comparable to that of Christina Aguilera’s (four-octave) - including the ability to sing high notes in the whistle register (up to Bb6). Morgan has enjoyed sporadic success, peaking with her song Dance With Me. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (531x679, 50 KB) Licensing This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work or product in the media, such as advertising material or a promotional photo in a press kit. ... Nickname: Motor City, Motown, Hockey Town Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Official website: www. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... For Popular music (music that is popular, rather than of a specific genre or style), see Popular music. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Motown, also known as Tamla-Motown outside the U.S., is a record label founded on December 14, 1959 by Berry Gordy, Jr. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Largest city Lansing Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 102,384 sq. ... Rhythm and blues (or R&B or even Runub) was coined as a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Jerry Wexler at Billboard magazine, used to designate upbeat popular music performed by African American artists that combined jazz and blues. ... Coloratura is an ornate, flowery style in classical singing. ... Christina Maria Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is a Grammy Award winning, American, singer-songwriter, pop, R&B, megastar. ... The whistle register (also commonly called the flageolet register) is the highest register of the human voice. ...


Debelah was born to an Indian mother and an African-American father. She started taking piano lessons at the age of 3. She also learned to sing in many different languages besides English (French, Italian, German, Hindi, and Portuguese.) Later she and her family moved to Arizona where she won beauty pageants at the age of fifteen and organized a gospel choir in her high school. She majored in Vocal Performance. An African American is a U.S. citizen who is socially perceived as being at least part black, especially one with ancestors imported to America during slavery. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Hindi (हिन्दी) is a language spoken mainly in North and Central India. ... Official language(s) None Capital Largest city Phoenix Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi  (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... For the genre of Christian-themed music, see gospel music. ...


At the age of seventeen she signed to Atlantic Records and released her debut album titled Debelah. This album is her rarest, having only been released in the US and Japan, and even there it wasn't really promoted. Her label dropped her after the release. Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ...


She signed to Motown and released her second album titled It's Not Over in 1998. Half of the tracks were co-written by her and some were co-written by her brother Giloh. This album was not released worldwide, only in Europe and Asia. Her songs I Love You and Yesterday were moderate hits. Motown was bought by Universal, and they wanted Debelah to record an urban album. Debelah left Universal because she saw the company as attempting to turn her into another in a long line of similar black hip-hop artists. She wanted to do a pop-R&B album to appeal to a wider audience. Motown, also known as Tamla-Motown outside the U.S., is a record label founded on December 14, 1959 by Berry Gordy, Jr. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... Universal Music Group (UMG), formerly MCA Music Entertainment (see Music Corporation of America), is the largest major label in the record industry. ... The term urban contemporary was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the early 1980s. ... Hip hop music (also referred to as rap or rap music) is a style of popular music. ... For Popular music (music that is popular, rather than of a specific genre or style), see Popular music. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ...


In 1998 and 1999 Debelah was featured on three soundtrack albums (Fame L.A., Our Friend Martin and Stuart Little.) On the Our Friend Martin soundtrack she sang a new song written by Diane Warren. The other soundtracks featured songs from her It's Not Over album. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Published in 1945, Stuart Little was E. B. Whites first childrens story. ... Diane Warren (born September 7, 1956 in Van Nuys, California) is an American pop music songwriter. ...


Debelah had to file for bankruptcy, but she did not give up her singing career and began to work on a new album. All the tracks were written by her and her brother. She presented the material to her first label Atlantic, who signed her again (not remembering she was signed to them before). The album called Dance With Me was released in 2000. The title track, a tango-style song based on "Hernando's Hideaway," became a world-wide hit, peaking at No. 8 on the Billboard Singles chart and gaining popularity all over the world. In Spain it was also released with Spanish lyrics, titled Baila Conmigo. Debelah went on the media circuit, promoting Dance with Me. This article is about the year 2000. ... Tango music is traditionally played by an orquesta típica, which often includes violin, piano, guitar, flute, and especially bandoneon. ... Hernandos Hideaway is a popular song. ... An example of a Billboard Magazine. ...


In August 2001, Morgan released a second single called I Remember, which had no chart success. No more singles were released and since that time, Morgan has completely dropped off the radar. In 2003 her management company said she was working on an album, due for release in late 2003. The album was never released and Atlantic Records closed her official website without an explanation. One of her songs from the Dance With Me album was featured on the Spyder Games soundtrack, while a new Diane Warren ballad was on the soundtrack for Osmosis Jones. Spyder Games was an American soap opera that first aired on MTV on June 18, 2001. ... Promotional poster for Osmosis Jones Osmosis Jones (2001) is a part animated, part live action film whose title character is Osmosis Jones, an anthropomorphic white blood cell. ...

Contents


Discography

Albums

Album cover Album information
Debelah
It's Not Over
Dance With Me
  • Released: Aug 15, 2000
  • Label: The DAS Label / Atlantic
  • Chart Peak: US Heatseekers #35
  • RIAA Certification: None
  • Singles: "Dance With Me," "I Remember"

1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles shipped. ... Image File history File links Debelah_Morgan_-_It's_Not_Over. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Motown, also known as Tamla-Motown outside the U.S., is a record label founded on December 14, 1959 by Berry Gordy, Jr. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles shipped. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (945x945, 191 KB) Licensing This image is of a music album or single cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the music or artwork in... This article is about the year 2000. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles shipped. ...

Singles

Year Title Album US Pop US R&B US Dance UK Top 75
1994 "Take It Easy" Debelah - 56 - -
1994 "Free" Debelah - 96 - -
1998 "Yesterday" It's Not Over 56 28 45 -
1998 "I Love You" It's Not Over - - - -
2000 "Dance With Me" Dance With Me 8 27 4 10
2001 "I Remember" Dance With Me - - - -

Image File history File links Debelah_Morgan_-_Yesterday. ... Image File history File links Debelah_Morgan_-_I_Love_You_Promo. ... Image File history File links Debelah_Morgan_-_I_Love_You. ... Image File history File links Debelah_Morgan_-_Dance_With_Me_Single. ... Image File history File links Debelah_Morgan_-_Dance_With_Me_Promo. ... Image File history File links Debelah_Morgan_-_I_Remember. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... Billboards Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart is a weekly national survey of what songs are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company on behalf of the British record industry. ...

Audio/Video

  • I Love You (whistle register) "I-Love-You"-music-video?v=EJtHx1a3bgg&search=debelah%20morgan
  • What More Can I Give (whistle register) "What-More-Can-I-Give"-Live?v=eJv1wz6y30k&search=debelah%20morgan
  • I Love You Acapella (whistle register) [1]

External links

  • http://www.debelah.co.uk

  Results from FactBites:
 
Debelah Morgan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (573 words)
Debelah Morgan (born September 29, 1977, Detroit, Michigan) is an American RandB singer and songwriter.
Morgan is a coloratura soprano and is credited as having a three and a half octave vocal range, comparable to that of Christina Aguilera’s (four-octave) - including the ability to sing high notes in the whistle register (up to Bb6).
Debelah was born to an Indian mother and an African-American father.
AskMen.com - Debelah Morgan pics (613 words)
Debelah (pronounced Deb-a-lah) Morgan was born September 29, 1977, in Detroit, Michigan.
Despite Debelah's obvious talent in terms of singing and writing (she penned seven songs on her album), and the fact that she was working on a new album, the corporate world came into play.
Debelah wowed audiences with her album and title-track, "Dance With Me", released summer of 2000, and is now showing the world what she's got with "I Remember".
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