R&B duo "Damian Dame" Bio
Damian Dame were a malefemale R&B duo who had moderate success on the R&B charts, but their careers were sadly cut short. The members of the duo were Deah Dame (born Debra Jean Hurd on September 20, 1958 in Houston, Texas) and Damian (born Bruce Edward Broadus on September 13, 1966 in Marshall, Michigan).
Deah started singing in a choir with her sisters when she was 18 years old and in 1983, she released her self-titled album. She sung on albums with artists such as Babyface, Karyn White, The Deele, and Shalamar. Damian taught himself how to play piano at 9 years old and by the time he was 16, Damian was already playing in clubs in Kalamazoo. In the 80's, Damian was part of a group called "Shy Boy" and had his own production company called "K-Zoo."
Deah was originally a solo singer, but after Damian heard her voice on a demo tape, he wanted to sing with her. A year after Deah and Damian met in Los Angeles, they signed to LaFace Records and moved to Georgia In 1991, Damian Dame released their only self-titled album which peaked at #21 on Billboard's Top R&BHip-Hop Albums chart The duo's first single, "Exclusivity" became their only biggest hit, peaking at #42 on the Billboard Hot 100, #1 on Billboard's Hot R&BHip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, #34 on Billboard's Hot Dance MusicMaxi-Singles Sales chart, and #45 on Billboard's Hot Dance MusicClub Play chart.
Damian Dame's second single, "Right Down To It" peaked at #90 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on Billboard's Hot R&BHip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, making it one of their other well-known hit songs The final single from the album, "Gotta Learn My Rhythm" peaked at #34 on Billboard's Hot Dance MusicMaxi-Singles Sales chart and #20 on Billboard's Hot R&BHip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
Just when the duo was planning on a second album, Deah Dame tragically passed away in a fatal car accident on June 27, 1994 at just 35 years old. She's survived by her parents, brother, and sisters. Donations in Deah's memory were given to the United Negro College Fund.
In 1995, Damian released his only solo album, "Damian 199sex" which was dedicated to Deah Dame. It's unknown how or if the album ever charted at all. Sadly on June 27, 1996, Damian passed away of colon cancer at only 29 years old which was ironically 2 years after Deah's death. Damian was married to wife Carol Morrow and had a daughter named Sky who was featured on MTV's "Super Sweet Sixteen" and a son named Dominic Dixon.
Damian Dame had a good, moderately successful music career and will not be forgotten. God bless Damian Dame.