On October 22, 2021, the GRAMMY Museum welcomed Debbie Gibson for an evening discussing her successful career in music and acting and her new album, The Body Remembers. Debbie also performed songs throughout the evening. The conversation was moderated by Yahoo Entertainment music editor and SiriusXM Volume host, Lyndsey Parker.
Singer, songwriter, actress and producer Debbie Gibson was born in Brooklyn and raised in Long Island, NY. Her 1987 debut album, Out of the Blue, went triple-platinum and launched her unparalleled career at the age of 16. The album’s single “Foolish Beat” made Gibson the youngest artist to write, produce, and perform a #1 track on the Billboard Hot 100—she is still the youngest female to do so, to date. As the sole composer on each of her Top 20 singles, Gibson was recognized by ASCAP as Songwriter of the Year in 1989. She has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide and released ten studio albums and five compilations. She continues to score chart-topping tracks, including 2020’s “Girls Night Out (Tracy Young Remixes),” which hit #4 on the Billboard Dance Club chart and UK Music Week singles charts.
As a successful actress, Gibson debuted in Les Miserables on Broadway in 1992 and played Sandy in Grease on London’s West End in 1993. She performed in 17 musicals in 17 years, including the roles of Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Sally Bowles in the Broadway revival of Cabaret with Neil Patrick Harris. On television she has competed on “Dancing with the Stars,” produced/starred in “Summer of Dreams” and its sequel “Wedding of Dreams for the Hallmark Channel, and appears in Season 5B of the popular Netflix series “Lucifer,” in a special musical episode entitled “Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam.” This summer Gibson filmed “The Class” with Anthony Michael Hall, Charlie Gillespie (Julie and the Phantoms), Lyric Ross (This is Us), Hanna Kepple (Cobra Kai), Colin McCalla (Ruthless), written and directed by Nicholas Celozzi due out next year.
Gibson has just completed her eight-show engagement “Debbie Gibson & Joey McIntyre: Live from Las Vegas” at The Sands Showroom inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas. Gibson’s new duet of “Lost in Your Eyes,” featuring Joey McIntyre, was released June 4, her latest single, “One Step Closer,” was released July 16, and her first pop album in 20 years, The Body Remembers, was released August 20, all on her own label Stargirl Records. The new album promptly shot up to No. 2 on the Apple Pop Charts and achieved one million streams in its first month. From No. 1 hits and platinum albums to starring roles on stage and screen, Debbie Gibson is a true entertainer with timeless talent and charisma. Follow @DebbieGibson on all social media and more info at DebbieGibsonOfficial.com.