New Edition

New Edition

Profile:
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.
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New Edition Discography

Albums

New Edition Candy Girl (Album) Streetwise UK 1983 Sell This Version
New Edition New Edition (Album) MCA Records US 1984 Sell This Version
New Edition Christmas All Over The World (Album, Comp) MCA Records, MCA Records US 1985 Sell This Version
New Edition All For Love (Album) MCA Records US 1985 Sell This Version
New Edition Under The Blue Moon (Album) MCA Records US 1986 Sell This Version
New Edition Heart Break (Album) MCA Records Europe 1988 Sell This Version
New Edition Home Again (Album) MCA Records Europe 1996 Sell This Version
New Edition One Love (Album) Bad Boy Entertainment 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
New Edition Candy Girl (Single, Maxi, EP) London Records, Streetwise US 1982 Sell This Version
New Edition Popcorn Love (Single, EP, Maxi) Metronome UK 1983 Sell This Version
New Edition She Gives Me A Bang (Single) Barclay France 1983 Sell This Version
New Edition Mr. Telephone Man (Single) MCA Records US 1984 Sell This Version
New Edition My Secret (Didja Gitit Yet?) MCA Records US 1984 Sell This Version
New Edition Cool It Now (Single) MCA Records Canada 1984 Sell This Version
New Edition Count Me Out (Single, Maxi) MCA Records Canada 1985 Sell This Version
New Edition Kinda Girls We Like (Maxi) MCA Records US 1985 Sell This Version
New Edition Is This The End (Single) Streetwise Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
New Edition Lost In Love (Single) MCA Records US 1985 Sell This Version
New Edition It's Christmas (All Over The World) (Single) MCA Records Canada 1985 Sell This Version
New Edition With You All The Way (Single) MCA Records Jamaica 1986 Sell This Version
New Edition Earth Angel (Single) MCA Records UK 1986 Sell This Version
New Edition Once In A Lifetime Groove (12" Version) MCA Records US 1986 Sell This Version
New Edition A Little Bit Of Love (Is All It Takes) (12" Version) (Single, Maxi) MCA Records US 1985 Sell This Version
53079 New Edition Duke Of Earl / What's Your Name(7") MCA Records 53079 US 1986 Sell This Version