TV One‘s Unsung will premiere their episode with Deborah Cox on March 18. The R&B singer is mostly known for her 90s hit “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here.” The song shot straight to #1 on the R&B charts and dominated that spot for a record-breaking 14 weeks.
In this episode of Unsung, Deborah Cox takes us backstage with The Bodyguard, and with her husband and manager Lascelles Stephens, and friends Clive Davis and Angela Bassett. She shares her early years in Canada and her ups and downs in the music business.
Prior to becoming a star, Deborah lived in Toronto as the middle child of Guyanese parents. She battled issues with insecurities and being bullied at school while growing up. Doubts about the identity of her biological also didn’t help.
Despite being an amazing singer, she was rejected by every major record label in the country. After finally launching her singing career, Deborah found herself at a crossroads between wanting to start a family and dealing with the pressures of being a star in the music industry
Legendary record executive Clive Davis, groomed Deborah on the art of singing and songwriting. She went on to turn out other popular songs like “Sentimental” and “We Can’t Be Friends”, a duet with R.L. of Next. Remixes of her R&B jams and original dance tracks like “Absolutely Not” were also popular, giving Deborah 13 #1 Dance hits. As an actress, she went on to star in musicals like Aida, Jekyll & Hyde and The Bodyguard.
Through first-hand accounts, interviews with family and friends, and archival footage, each episode of TV One’s signature series Unsung sheds much-deserved light on some of the most influential and talented R&B, soul, funk, hip-hop, disco, and gospel artists of the last 30 years. This critically acclaimed and award-winning show uncovers the personal triumphs and struggles of these musical legends. Season 12 will also feature Avant, Shirley Caesar, Blue Magic, Brand Nubian and Lost Boyz.