She was a hitmaker in the 1980s with up-temp tunes.
The star was on the radio all over the world when she was just 16-years-old, and fans started dressing like her.
What made her different is she not only sang on her debut album, but she also wrote and produced it.
The album spawned several international hits, later being certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
She went on to become a big Broadway star, headline such shows as Beauty & The Beast.
The blonde also posed for Playboy, and dated stars like Lorenzo Lamas and Ryan Seacrest.
On Saturday she attended Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party but looked different.
Who is she?
She was a hitmaker in the 1980s with up-temp tunes. The star was on the radio all over the world when she was just 16-years-old, and fans started dressing like her. She was seen on Saturday at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party in Beverly Hills
She is 53-year-old singer Debbie Gibson.
The star looked unrecognizable on Saturday evening with heavy makeup at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party in Beverly Hills.
In addition to taking the pop music scene by storm in the late 80s and early 90s – and becoming the youngest-ever female to write, produce and perform a No. 1 single with Foolish Beat – Debbie has also enjoyed a career as an actress on the Broadway musical stage.
In 1987, an up-and-coming 16-year-old girl from Long Island, New York came Out of the Blue with her debut pop album, and it hit big around the world, going platinum five times over and spawning five hit singles.
Her sophomore album two years later, Electric Youth, was also a huge hit, giving way to three hit singles including the chart-topping Lost in Your Eyes – which spent three weeks at No. 1.
The performer then transitioned to Broadway in musicals like Beauty And The Beast as well as several television roles in the 90s and beyond.
She is singer Debbie Gibson. The star looked unrecognizable on Saturday evening with heavy makeup at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party in Beverly Hills. Her first album was Out Of The Blue and she was only 16 when it came out
She’s enjoyed some high profile guest spots as well, like when she played Katy Perry’s mom in the music video for Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) in 2011.
There were also her roles in Sharknado-style B movies Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, Mega Python vs. Gatoroid, and Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark, in 2009, 2011 and 2014, respectively.
She was also on the TV series Lucifer, on a musical episode.
And she dated stars like Lorenzo Lamas and Ryan Seacrest.
This comes after she shares some advice she would tell herself at a younger age if given the chance.
In an interview with People Magazine in 2020, the Foolish Beat hitmaker discussed three major points she considers key to living a happier, more fulfilled life.
Gibson when she turned 50 in 2020, and to mark the occasion the chart-topper shared some advice she would tell herself at a younger age; seen on Instagram
‘If I could go back in time, I would tell myself to worry less and enjoy more,’ Gibson said.
‘I always was a perfectionist to a fault, especially in preparing for live shows.
‘As I’ve evolved, I’ve learned what we consider the imperfections are actually what make us unique and what makes a one-of-a-kind live performance!’
In 1987, a 16-year-old girl from Long Island, New York came Out of the Blue with her debut pop album, and it hit big around the world; Debbie seen here with Billy Joel in 1988
In an interview with People, the Foolish Beat hitmaker discussed three points she considers key to living a happier, more fulfilled life; seen in an undated photo
‘Always trust your instincts,’ the Shake Your Love songstress shared as her second piece of advice.
‘Follow them in music, in love and in health. Nobody knows what’s best for you better than you!’
And lastly, Debbie mentioned the importance of truthfulness in life.
‘Don’t cheat at Pictionary,’ she joked. ‘You know you’re a bad liar and will end up confessing and blowing it for the whole team!’
‘Always trust your instincts,’ the Shake Your Love songstress shared; seen here celebrating in a party hat on her Instagram Stories
Since her pop princess days, Gibson has enjoyed a career on both the Broadway stage as well as in several TV roles; seen here in 2020