Debelah Morgan

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Debelah Morgan
Born (1977-09-29) September 29, 1977 (age 39)[1]
Origin Detroit, Michigan, U.S.[1]
Genres R&B, Pop, Dance, Gospel
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Labels Atlantic Records (1994-1996)
VAZ/Motown Records (1997-1998)
Atlantic Records (1999-2002)
Champion Center (2010-Present)

Debelah Morgan (born September 29, 1977) is an American singer and songwriter. Morgan is best known for her hit single "Dance with Me," off of her third album, which reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2]


The owner of a five-octave vocal range, R&B singer Debelah Morgan wrote her first song at the age of eight, soon after forming her own girl's choir and serving as their arranger. At 15, she was teaching gospel choir at the University of Arizona, that same year winning Miss Teen Black Arizona honors. Morgan then relocated to Los Angeles, taking home a silver medal in the NAACP international music competition.[3]

She signed with Atlantic Records in 1994, and released her debut album Debelah which featured the singles "Take It Easy" and "Free" which had moderate success on the R&B charts.[4] A couple years later, she moved to VAZ/Motown Records and released her single "Yesterday" which was a Top30 R&B hit, and landed on the Pop charts. However, while her sophomore album It's Not Over was released in Japan and a few other international territories, it was shelved in the United States in 1998.[5] A second single "I Love You" became a big hit in Japan.

Two years later, she resigned with Atlantic Records and released her biggest single to date, "Dance With Me" which hit #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in addition to becoming a Top5 dance hit. Her third studio album Dance With Me soon followed in 2001 and peaked at #35 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.[6] Two additional singles ("I Remember" "Close to You") were released from the album. Additionally, she contributed the song "Why Did You Have to Be" to the Osmosis Jones soundtrack.

In 2005, she signed with the independent label RansomWear and released her fourth album Light at the End of the Tunnel (a gospel release) which was preceded by the single "Just As I Am."[7] The album remains out of print and is not available on any digital services.

In 2010, she released the gospel album Let The Worship In Champions Live 2 with her Las Vegas, NV church, of which she is their worship leader.[8] The following year, she was slated to have shot a pilot for a reality series with R&B singers Shanice and Karyn White.

In 2015, she collaborated with Shanice and All-4-One on the track "Go to Bed" off the latter's album Twenty.[9]



Album information
  • Released: June 14, 1994
  • Label: Atlantic
It's Not Over
  • Released: September 15, 1998
  • Label: VAZ / Motown
Dance with Me
  • Released: August 15, 2000
  • Label: The DAS Label / Atlantic
Light at the End of the Tunnel
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Ransomwear Music
Let The Worship In Champions Live 2
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Champion Center


Year Title U.S. Pop U.S. R&B U.S. Dance UK Singles Chart[10] Album
1994 "Take It Easy" - 56 - - Debelah
"Free" - 96 - -
1998 "Yesterday" 56 28 45 - It's Not Over
"I Love You" - - - -
2000 "Dance with Me" 8 27 4 10 Dance with Me
2001 "I Remember" - - - -
"Close To You" - - - -
"Why Did You Have To Be?" - - - - Osmosis Jones Soundtrack
2005 "Just As I Am" - - - - Light at the End of the Tunnel


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