Check out the premiere pictures from 'The Bobby DeBarge Story' which debuted at Number 1

Check out the premiere pictures from 'The Bobby DeBarge Story' which debuted at Number 1

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photos by Royalty Images
 
The premiere of TV One's original biopic last Saturday was a huge success for the cable network.

"The Bobby DeBarge Story," a film which explores the tumultuous life of the former lead singer of the 70's R&B/Funk Band Switch, and who was also the eldest sibling of the world-famous pop group DeBarge, debuted at #1 on television among African Americans reaching 1.8 Million viewers.

The film ranked as TV One's #4 Original Movie premiere in the network's history with the hashtag #BobbyDeBargeStory becoming a nationally-trending topic on Twitter for over a three-hour duration.
 
Despite his success in music, Bobby DeBarge found his life in peril as he struggled with fame and fortune while coping with the memories of his dysfunctional childhood. In his first role as a leading man, Roshon Fegan brilliantly transformed into the falsetto master and took audiences inside the life of Bobby DeBarge.

The film also stars Tyra Ferrell as Etterlene DeBarge, Blue Kimble as Tommy DeBarge, Adrian Marcel as James DeBarge, Big Boi as legendary music mogul Berry Gordy, and Lloyd as Switch member Gregory
Williams.

Produced for TV One by Swirl Film the film, "The Bobby DeBarge Story" will air once again on Sunday, July 21 at 4 P.M. ET on TV One and is written by Norman Vance, Jr. and directed by Russ Parr.

Check out pictures from the Los Angeles premiere in Hollywood which Gbam TV attended.

Adris DeBarge
AJ Johnson
Amina Buddafly
Benjamin Rose as El Debarge
Beth Payne
Bo Talley Williams, Fred Williams
Bobby DeBarge Jr.
Chasity Saunders
Darrin Hewitt Henson
Dee Thompson
Domiique Perry
Jasmine Sanders
Lonye Perrine
Malinda Williams
Obba Babatunde
Porscha Coleman
Roshon Fegan and Amina Buddafly
Roshon Fegan and father
Roshon Fegan plays Bobby
Roshon Fegan
Sydney Mitchell
Taja V Simpson
Teri DeBarge
Tyler Whitley and Kym Whitley
Tyler Whitley
Tyra Ferrell