New Edition

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New Edition is an American boy band formed in Boston in 1978. The group reached its height of popularity during the 1980s. They were the progenitors of the boy band movement of the 1980s and 1990s and led the way for groups like New Kids on the Block (also formed in the Boston area), The Boys, Boyz II Men, Hi-Five, Backstreet Boys and NSYNC. The group recorded mostly as a quintet.

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". 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 canceled. 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.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1983 Candy Girl 2
1984 New Edition 2
1985 All for Love 2
1986 Under the Blue Moon 1
1988 Heart Break 3
1996 Home Again 1
2004 One Love 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1991 Christmas All Over the World 1
1991 Greatest Hits 1
1998 Lost in Love: The Best of Slow Jams 2
2000 All the Number Ones 1
2004 Hits 1
2005 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of New Edition 2
2005 Gold 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1983 Popcorn Love 1
1984 Cool It Now 1
1984 Kinda Girls We Like 1
1984 Mr. Telephone Man 1
1985 Count Me Out 1
1988 If It Isn't Love 5 1
1989 Crucial 5 1
1989 Crucial 1
1989 N.E. Heart Break 1
1996 I'm Still in Love With You / You Don't Have to Worry 1
2007 Candy Girl (12 Inch Mixes) 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1996 Hit Me Off 1

Unspecified type

Year Title RatingReleases
1996 Hit Me Off 1

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