Singer and Merrick native Debbie Gibson on stage and on the red carpet.

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Singer Debbie Gibson visits SiriusXM Studios on Aug. 24, 2016, in Manhattan.

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Debbie Gibson performs at the "I Want My 80's" concert at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 6, 2015, in Manhattan.

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Singer-songwriter Debbie Gibson in 2014.

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Debbie Gibson arrives at the 30th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards, on Wednesday, April 16, 2013, at Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood.

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Debbie Gibson arrives at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, June 23, 2012, in Beverly Hills.

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Debbie Gibson arrives at the "Rock of Ages" premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Friday, June 8, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Debbie Gibson performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Manhattan on Friday, July 29, 2011.

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Debbie Gibson attends the Samsung Hope for Children Gala on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, in Manhattan.

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Debbie Gibson attends the Syfy premiere of "Mega Python vs. Gatoroid" at The Ziegfeld Theatre in Manhattan, on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011.

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Debbie Gibson arrives at the Race to Erase MS Gala in Los Angeles on Friday, May 7, 2010.

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Debbie Gibson arrives for the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Deborah Gibson in Cincinnati on Feb. 24, 2001.

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Debbie Gibson strikes a Fanny Brice pose on Sept. 19, 1996, ahead of her starring role in the national tour of "Funny Girl."

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Debbie Gibson at her Lloyd Neck home in 1991 surrounded by some of her gold records.

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Singer Debbie Gibson in Manhattan before her Broadway debut as Eponine in the musical "Les Miserables" in late December 1991.

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In 1988, Long Island native Debbie Gibson became the youngest artist to write, produce and perform a No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 with her song "Foolish Beat."

Merrick native and 1988 Calhoun High School graduate Debbie Gibson once lost a school talent show to a pair's dance number and Calhoun's football team performing a song.

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Debbie Gibson, 17, receives the best debut artist award from MTV's Julie Brown during the NY Music Awards on April 9, 1988. She also won best debut album for "Out of the Blue."

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