Kristinia Debarge is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. DeBarge first appeared on national television in 2003 as a contestant on the American Idol spin-off, American Juniors. In 2009, DeBarge signed a contract with the Island Records department Sodapop, releasing her debut album, Exposed, in July of the same year. The first single, “Goodbye“, reached the top 20 in the music charts US and Canada.
On January 5, 2015, DeBarge and Adonis Shropshire started exclusively releasing new music to YouTube. She entitled the project “New Music Mondays”. On July 8, 2015, WE tvannounced it would mine the stories of real-life rap industry families on “Growing Up Hip Hop.” Set to air January 7, 2016, the six-episode reality series stars DeBarge, Angela Simmons, Damon “Boogie” Dash, Romeo Miller, Egypt Criss, and TJ Mizell and some of their famous parents will also appear on the show. DeBarge announced in an interview on September 2015 that she would be releasing a new studio album around the premiere of Growing Up Hip Hop.
DeBarge released two EPs and a single in 2016: Thinkin Out Loud, Peaceful Understanding and Crystal Ball. In 2017, she partnered with Priority/Capitol Records and released the single “Pink Love”. On July 31, 2018, she independently released the single “Hangover”.
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