NEW YORK, N.Y. - Recording a new album for El DeBarge was an emotional experience.
DeBarge says he "cried a little bit" out of joy when creating "Second Chance," his first album in 16 years. It's DeBarge's fifth solo album and is out this week.
The 49-year-old says the tears were a result of him rediscovering his musical abilities.
DeBarge made his comeback at this year's BET Awards. He's most-famous as the leader of the R&B clan, DeBarge, which featured his family members.
The performer was jailed for two years following a 2008 drug possession arrest. He says he always wanted to release new music, but as a recovering addict, he waited until he was clean to return.
DeBarge is planning his own tour for 2011 and says he's getting into acting.