Amy Gibson is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor who was born on August 31, 1970. Gibson’s first record, Out of the Blue, came out in 1987 and became a big hit around the world. It was later certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
What Is Debbie Gibson’s Net Worth?
Debbie Gibson is an American recording artist, singer, actress, music director, and reality TV contestant. She has a net worth of $2 million. She is possibly best known for being a teen starlet around the world in the 1980s.
Debbie Gibson Early Life
Debbie Gibson was born on August 31, 1970, in Brooklyn, New York. She is the third daughter of Diane and Joseph Gibson. She was born and raised in the Long Island neighborhood of Merrick, New York. Morton Estrin, a famous classical pianist, taught her how to play the piano.
Debbie Gibson Personal Life
Gibson has had a number of stalkers over the years. Michael Falkner, a mad fan from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, was arrested outside of Manhattan’s Palace Theater in May 1998, while Gibson was acting in a live musical version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Falkner had called, written, emailed, and faxed Gibson frightening messages. She was going to marry Jonathan Kanterman, but they broke up. Since 2008, she’s been with Rutledge Taylor.
Gibson has had Lyme Disease since the beginning of 2013. After the death of singer Prince, she talked about abusing drugs in the past. She talked about abusing Tylenol PM and Xanax when she was in her 20s and toured with theater companies.
Debbie Gibson Music Career
Gibson started writing and producing her own music many years before it made it to the Billboard Hot 100. Her test tape was found by a well-known radio host when she was only fourteen years old. The DJ showed it to a manager at Atlantic Records, and her original song “Only in My Dreams” helped her get a development deal right away.
It was the start of her advertising tour of places across the United States. Between 1986 and 1987, she spent most of her time writing new songs and going on tour. Debbie’s mother would go on club dates with her. At the same time, she kept going to Calhoun High School in Merrick, New York for lessons. In the end, she finished with honors.
When “Only in My Dreams” was released for advertising purposes, it made it into the Billboard Hot 100. Gibson got a recording deal from Atlantic and started working on her first album. “Only in My Dreams” became more popular on Top 40 radio and reached No. 4 on the Hot 100 chart. This was her second song, “Shake Your Love.” Paula Abdul choreographed the music video for it.
She was still singing in nightclubs across the United States in 1987, and she was also making her first album that year. It only took four weeks to finish “Out of the Blue,” and four of the songs from it made it to the top five on the Hot 100 Chart. The song “Foolish Beat,” which Debbie wrote, produced, and performed, was the youngest No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1988. She was 16 years old when she recorded and produced it. As of this writing, she is still the youngest artist woman to have ever done that.
Debbie Gibson Other Ventures
Debbie Gibson used her fame as a teenage pop star to get lead parts on Broadway, in touring musicals, and in independent movies and TV shows. In 1992, her first role on Broadway was as Eponine in “Les Misérables.” And then Gibson went to London to play Sandy in “Grease” on the West End. In 1993, the single version of “You’re the Only That I Want,” a duet with Craig McLachlan, hit No.
13 on the UK charts. The show broke box office records. When she got back to the United States, she played Rizzo in the Broadway touring version of the show. Gibson has had a lot of success in the theater. She has been in “Funny Girl,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Gypsy,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Cinderella,” “Chicago,” “Company,” “Cabaret,” and “The King and I.”
She’s also been in the movies “Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus,” “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid,” and “Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark.” In 2015, she co-starred with Gloria Reuben in the UP TV movie “The Music in Me.” Gibson wrote and played the original song “Promises,” which was in the movie. Gibson has also been on “American Juniors,” “Project Runway,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Wedding of Dreams,” and “Summer of Dreams” on Hallmark. In 2019 and 2020, he was a judge on Nickelodeon’s “America’s Most Musical Family.”