In 1977, Debby Boone earned instant fame when You Light Up My Life became one of the biggest songs in history, charting #1 on Billboard for 10 straight weeks and selling in excess of four million albums. That year she received the Grammy for Best New Artist and has since received an additional seven Grammy nominations, winning two more. In 2008, the song was ranked #7 in Billboard’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Top-Charting Songs.
In 2013, Debby released her 13th studio album, a take on the songs and experience of the Las Vegas of the ’60’s entitled Swing This. The accompanying show, which premiered at New York’s prestigious Carlyle Hotel in March of that year, has memories and stories shared from Debby’s formative years when her father, Pat Boone, was headlining at the Sands and Sahara Hotels.
In addition to her recording career, Debby has appeared a number of times on the stage in New York, including Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982), Lincoln Center’s 30th Anniversary production of The Sound of Music (1989), and in the part of Rizzo in the long-running revival of Grease (1996). She also toured nationally in Meet Me in St. Louis (1990) and performed the role of Anna in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center in California (2001).