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Author/Singer and Song Writer Bunny Debarge

Bunny DeBarge was in the R&B/pop group DeBarge from Grand Rapids, MI. The group DeBarge, which was formed in 1978 as the Debarges and signed to Motown in 1979. All of the group's releases were on the Motown subsidiary Gordy label. Bunny can be heard on the group's LPs: The Debarges (issued March 1981 and included the singles "I Like It," number two R&B for four weeks; "All This Love," number five R&B; and "I Like It," number two R&B for four weeks), In a Special Way (1983, included "Time Will Reveal," number one R&B for five weeks), and Rhythm of the Night (1985, included "Rhythm of the Night," which was written by Diane Warren and is from the movie soundtrack to Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon, and was number one R&B and number three pop in early 1985, and "Who's Holding Donna Now," number two R&B for four weeks, number six pop in summer 1985). In 1987 when her brothers left Motown she stayed and had a Top 20 R&B hit first time out as a solo artist with "Save the Best for Me (Best of Your Lovin')." She also co-wrote DeBarge's number one R&B hit "Time Will Reveal," their hit "I Like It," as well as "Let's Spend the Night" and "I Still Believe" for her own In Love LP. In 2008 she wrote the tells all book The Kept Ones which allowed readers to travel with her down the deep dark road to Motown Records and her experience with sexual abuse, drug abuse, racial bias and physical abuse. She is currently set to re-release the book sometime this year.