Members Bobby Brown, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill, together, formed one of the BADEST boy bands to ever do it this good, from the 1980s/1990s and up to this day still touring and recording as the group New Edition. Each member brought a different skill to the table. To me they were and still are the Originators of the Boy Band crusade of the past and present.
With 6 studios LP’s, a mixture of hit records and possibly another LP in the making, one can’t disregard these Kats own personal achievements as solo artists either, Ronnie, Ricky and Michael went on to form BBD and together released hit records from 1990 to 2001. Ralph Tresvant also went solo in 1990 and released 3 studio LP’s between the years of 1990 and 2006 and along with that quite a few hot singles for the clubs and radio play.
Johnny Gill who was added to the group in 1987 also did quite well for himself as a solo artist releasing six studio LP’s from 1983 to 2011 and not to be outdone had quite a few hits himself in steady rotations. Bobby Brown who became the face of R&B in the early 90’s took his opportunity as a solo artist and shaped himself quite an astonishing career ranging from 1986 to 2012. Bobby blessed us with a substantial amount of blazin hot singles still killing the clubs till this day.
REAL TALK! Personal accolades aside NE as a unit is a force to be reckon with in this GAME, it was only fitting that last year at the Soul Train Awards, New Edition received the Lifetime Achievement Award for their contribution and longevity in this here R&B music GAME. Peep my DJ Blaze/New Edition set on my mixtape section and enjoy the ride down memory lane!