Deborah Cox has conquered the R&B and pop charts, including six top-20 Billboard magazine R&B singles, and an impressive eleven number 1 hits on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart.
While singing with Celine Dion, Cox was discovered by the renowned music industry executive Clive Davis and instantly signed to Arista records. Her gold-selling debut album, Deborah Cox, was released in 1995. In 1998, she followed up with the release of her second project, One Wish. From this album came the double platinum “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here”, which held the record for being the longest running number 1 R&B Single for 14 consecutive weeks.
Her second single, “We Can’t Be Friends” also went to number 1 on Billboard's singles chart and sold over 500,000 copies. “Things Just Ain’t The Same” and “It’s Over Now” followed.
Deborah has sung with Andrea Bocelli and toured with David Foster, Cyndi Lauper and Sarah McLachlan. She was also invited to perform for First Lady Michelle Obama and President Obama. In 2000, Deborah collaborated with Whitney Houston to record the duet “Same Script Different Cast” for her "Greatest Hits" CD. Her third album, "The Morning After", was released in 2002, co-written with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. In 2003, her fourth album, "Remixed", was released, featuring her Billboard magazine chart-topping dance remixes. In 2008, she released her sixth studio album, "The Promise", which earned her a tenth number 1 spot on the Billboard Dance Chart with the international hit single “Beautiful U R”. In 2012, Deborah garnered her eleventh number 1 Billboard Dance single with “If It Wasn’t For Love".
In addition to roles in both film and television, Deborah also released her fifth album by Universal, named "Destination Moon" - a Grammy-nominated tribute album to the legendary Dinah Washington, in 2007. That same year she received The Civil Rights Award from the New York Senate for her efforts in the fight for Human Rights and Equality. Behind the scenes, Deborah has recorded singles for several film soundtracks, including AKEELAH AND THE BEE, HOTEL RWANDA, KINGDOM COME, MONEY TALKS, A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND and Tyler Perry’s MEET THE BROWNS.
Cox also played the lead role in Elton John’s and Tim Rice's Broadway musical, Aida and she co-starred as Lucy in Frank Wildhorn’s and Steve Cuden’s Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde.