El DeBarge gets emotional while recording comeback CD 'Second Chance,' talks future plans

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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.




Geographic location: NEW YORK, N.Y.

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