New Edition, formed in Boston in 1978, is the group most credited for paving the way in popularity for the boy bands that followed. But it’s the early-’80s amalgamation of New Edition—Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ralph Tresvant—that most music fans remember, because that’s when they released all of their big hits, like “Candy Girl,” “Is This the End?,” “A Little Bit of Love,” and “With You All the Way.”
New Edition, American R&B group. Originally comprised of Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, & Ralph Tresvant (& later Johnny Gill), the group reached popularity through the 1980s. They were the progenitors of the boy band movement, leading the way for groups like New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, Jodeci, Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync. Their hits include Candy Girl, Cool It Now, Mr. Telephone Man, If It Isn't Love, Can You Stand the Rain, Hit Me Off, Hot 2Nite, & others.
Boston's own New Edition, the R&B megagroup that topped the charts in the 1980s, received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday. The star, in the recording category, was unveiled at 7080 Hollywood Blvd. It's the 2,600th star on the Walk of Fame. New Edition members Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill were all in attendance for the ceremony. The group formed in 1983 and rose to fame with hits like “Candy Girl,” “Cool ...
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