Debelah Morgan was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 29, 1977. Her father is African-American and her mother is from India. Debelah started singing when she was eight years old as a result of listening to some classic gospel music, with some early influences by Andrae Crouch, The O’Neil Twins, Shirley Caesar, Jessie Dixon and The Mighty Clouds of Joy. Gospel singer Claire Lucket Moore (sister of the gospel group Jackson Southernaires) attended her church and began working with her; developing a very creative gospel style. When she turned eleven her parents placed her with a classical voice teacher (Earlene Boyd) who taught her the foundations of great vocal technique and exposed her to Opera. At the age of fifteen, Debelah received a scholarship to study withOpera singer Faye Robinson at the University of Arizona.
Morgan graduated at sixteen with Honors in Performing Arts from Tucson High Magnet School.
Morgan is a National ACT-SO NAACP Silver medalist in Classical Voice. Morgan attended Fullerton College and studied voice with Sarah McFerrin (mother of world renowned jazz recording artistBobby McFerrin). Debelah tops off her list of famous teachers with vocal coach of the stars Seth Riggs (creator of the speech level singing method).