New Edition

New Edition



New Edition is an American R&B group from the Roxbury, MA formed in 1978. The group reached its height of popularity during the 1980s. During the group's first bout of fame in 1983, its members were Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ronnie DeVoe and Ralph Tresvant. Early hits included "Candy Girl," "Cool It Now", and "Mr. Telephone Man".[4] Brown was voted out of the group in 1985 and embarked on a solo career. The group continued for a time with its remaining four members, but eventually recruited singer Johnny Gill, who would be introduced on their 1988 album Heart Break. The group went on hiatus in 1990, while its various members worked on side projects, such as the group Bell Biv DeVoe. Gill and Tresvant also recorded successful solo albums.

All six members of New Edition reunited in 1996 to record the group's sixth studio album Home Again. During the ill-fated Home Again Tour, both Bobby Brown and Michael Bivins eventually quit the group, forcing the remainder of the tour to be cancelled. Various reunions have occurred since, usually with the 1987-1990 lineup, though occasionally also including Brown. Their last studio album was 2004's One Love. As of 2010, two New Edition descendants were recording and touring: Bell Biv DeVoe and Heads of State (which features Brown, Tresvant, and Gill).

On May 3, 2011 New Edition issued a press release on their official website announcing that all six members were reuniting as New Edition to kick off the 30th anniversary celebration of "Candy Girl" with their fans. They received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 23, 2017. On January 24, 2017, a three-part docuseries premiered on BET about the group's career and personal life. It was later announced that all six members will reunite to record another album and go on tour.



Heart Break
Heart Break is the fifth studio album by American R&B quintet New Edition, released June 20, 1988 by MCA Records.
Home Again
Home Again is the sixth studio album by American R&B/pop group New Edition.
You Don't Have to Worry
"You Don't Have to Worry" is the third single from New Edition's sixth studio album, Home Again (1996).
New Edition
New Edition is the second studio album released by American quintet New Edition on July 6, 1984 in North America.

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New Edition
  –  June 26, 2017
Chance the Rapper and New Edition are well derseving of these accolades. Whether you were bitten hard by the love bug or just got a jones in your bones for some quick lovin,' this list of New… Feuds, rip-offs, breakups, reunions, even onstage intra-band ...
Watch NCCU coach LeVelle Moton relive the ‘80s with flawless New Edition dance moves
  –  June 26, 2017
As the music starts and the video rolls ... The song came out in 1988, but Moton had been doing New Edition routines long before that. “I know every routine to every song they’ve done,” Moton said. “From the front to the back.
New Edition reunites at BET Awards for lifetime achievement award
  –  June 26, 2017
DeVoe also joked that “30-plus years in the music industry will chew you up and spit you out,” but that he and his fellow musicians had survived. The actors who played the New Edition members in the BET miniseries also performed several of the group ...
Legendary Boston R&B group New Edition honored with BET lifetime achievement award
  –  June 25, 2017
Nearly 40 years after the group first formed in the Orchard Park housing projects of Roxbury, R&B group New Edition was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the BET Awards Sunday night. “Thirty-plus years in the music industry will chew you up ...
Too hot to handle, too cold to hold: the best of New Edition, Inc.
  –  June 22, 2017
Emboldened by New Jack, members of New Edition hooked up with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis ... blessed with one of the most enduring percussion breaks in modern music, “Poison” is also indelible misogyny, with Ricky Bell’s yearning vocal the palliative ...
DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, New Edition & More to Perform at 2017 BET Awards
  –  June 14, 2017
DJ Khaled performs on the Sahara stage during day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at the Empire Polo ... Chance the Rapper will also be honored with the Humanitarian Award while New Edition — whose blockbuster biopic The New Edition ...

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