Debby Boone
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She was the next big thing in 1977 and had the song of the 1970s. At 21 years old, Debby Boone—daughter of legendary singer Pat Boone—exploded onto the music scene with her wildly successful single "You Light Up My Life." The song spent 10 weeks at number one and earned Debby a "Best New Artist" Grammy award.

After she lit up our lives with her hit song, Debby moved on to Broadway and found big success in Christian music. Thirty-three years later, Debbie still holds the record for most weeks at number one by a first-time primary female artist.

Today, Debby is a mother of four and has been married for 31 years to Gabriel Ferrer, the son of Oscar®-winning actor Jose Ferrer and the legendary Rosemary Clooney.

FROM: Susan Boyle, Jackie Evancho, Debby Boone: The Next Big Thing
Published on October 19, 2010

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