New Edition

New Edition

New Edition is an R&B group 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, Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync. The group recorded mostly as a quintet.
At the height of their early popularity in 1983, the group consisted of Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ralph Tresvant. Early hits included songs like 1983's "Candy Girl" and 1984's "Cool It Now" and "Mr. Telephone Man".[1] Brown left in late 1985 to embark on a successful solo career. The group continued for a time with four members, but eventually recruited singer Johnny Gill to record 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 the group reunited in 1996-1997 for the album Home Again, but during the ill-fated follow-up tour both Brown and Bivins quit the group, and the tour had to be canceled. Various reunions have occurred since, usually with the 1987-1990 lineup, though occasionally also including Bobby Brown. Their last studio release was 2004's One Love. As of 2010, two New Edition descendants were recording and touring: Bell Biv Devoe, and Heads of State, featuring 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.

New Edition Discography


810 144-1, SH 8553 New Edition Candy Girl (Album) Streetwise 810 144-1, SH 8553 UK 1983 Sell This Version
MCA-5515, R123803 New Edition New Edition (Album) MCA Records MCA-5515, R123803 US 1984 Sell This Version
MCA-39040, MCA 4988 New Edition Christmas All Over The World (Album, Comp) MCA Records, MCA Records MCA-39040, MCA 4988 US 1985 Sell This Version
WMC5-141 New Edition All For Love (Album) MCA Records WMC5-141 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
MCA-5912 New Edition Under The Blue Moon (Album) MCA Records MCA-5912 US 1986 Sell This Version
MCD 42207 New Edition Heart Break (Album) MCA Records MCD 42207 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
MCC-11480 New Edition Home Again (Album) MCA Records MCC-11480 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
UICU-1071 New Edition One Love (Album) Bad Boy Entertainment UICU-1071 Japan 2004 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SWRL 1108, TB 828-7 B New Edition / The Jonzun Crew New Edition / The Jonzun Crew - Candy Girl / Space Is The Place(7", Single, MP) Streetwise, Tommy Boy SWRL 1108, TB 828-7 B US 1982 Sell This Version
SWRL 1108 New Edition Candy Girl (Single, Maxi, EP) London Records, Streetwise SWRL 1108 US 1982 Sell This Version
LON 31 New Edition Popcorn Love (Single, EP, Maxi) Metronome LON 31 UK 1983 Sell This Version
810 210-7 New Edition She Gives Me A Bang (Single) Barclay 810 210-7 France 1983 Sell This Version
L33-1233 New Edition Mr. Telephone Man (Single) MCA Records L33-1233 US 1984 Sell This Version
L33-17015 New Edition My Secret (Didja Gitit Yet?) MCA Records L33-17015 US 1984 Sell This Version
MCA-52455 New Edition Cool It Now (Single) MCA Records MCA-52455 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
MCA-23595 New Edition Count Me Out (Single, Maxi) MCA Records MCA-23595 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
MCA-23544 New Edition Kinda Girls We Like (Maxi) MCA Records MCA-23544 US 1985 Sell This Version
8200177 New Edition Is This The End (Single) Streetwise 8200177 Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
MCA-52553 New Edition Lost In Love (Single) MCA Records MCA-52553 US 1985 Sell This Version
MCA 52745 New Edition It's Christmas (All Over The World) (Single) MCA Records MCA 52745 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
MCA-52905 New Edition With You All The Way (Single) MCA Records MCA-52905 Jamaica 1986 Sell This Version
MCA 1103 New Edition Earth Angel (Single) MCA Records MCA 1103 UK 1986 Sell This Version
MCA-52959 New Edition Once In A Lifetime Groove MCA Records MCA-52959 US 1986 Sell This Version
MCA-52768 New Edition A Little Bit Of Love (Is All It Takes) (Single, Maxi) MCA Records MCA-52768 US 1985 Sell This Version
53079 New Edition Duke Of Earl / What's Your Name(7") MCA Records 53079 US 1986 Sell This Version