NEW EDITION Gets OFFICIAL STAR On HOLLYWOOD WALK Of FAME!!!
CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS goes out to BOBBY BROWN, JOHNNY GILL, MICHAEL BIVINS, RICKY BELL, RONNIE DeVOE, and RALPH TRESVANT, of iconic R&B sextet, NEW EDITION, for Monday, January, 23, 2017, they received their official star on the HOLLYWOOD WALK Of FAME!!!
HWOF reports the NEW EDITION phenomenon was born in 1983 in BOSTON, MA, with teenagers BOBBY BROWN, MICHAEL BIVINS, RALPH TRESVANT, RICKY BELL, and, RONNIE DeVOE.
In 1986, Bobby Brown left the group to begin a highly-charged solo career.
Soon after solo artist JOHNNY GILL joined the band, and; New Edition evolved stronger than ever with NE HEARTBREAK, their biggest selling album with three No. 1 songs. The amazing success has proved fruitful for the brand.
In 1989, New Edition orchestrated one of music’s biggest coups by simultaneously launching Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill’s solo albums, while Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe created a high-octane group and new sound with Bell-Biv-DeVoe, which spawned the 4-times platinum cross- over hit “Poison”. Between the various projects, a cumulative 30-million records were sold and altogether, the men dominated Billboard charts, MTV, VH-1, BET and stadiums across the country.
New Edition laid the foundation for how modern-day boy bands look, feel, and sound. Boyz II Men, N’SYNC, The Backstreet Boys, and New Kids On The Block all took their cues from Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant, Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell & Johnny Gill. After 30 years of breaking hearts on the record and from the stage, New Edition finally gets the biopic that their stellar tenure in entertainment so richly deserves. This epic three-part miniseries follows the group from their humble beginnings as kids in Boston to global mega-stardom - weathering the highs and lows of controversy, personnel changes, and the ultimate cost of fame. THE NEW EDITION STORY includes a collective of award-winning producers and directors including iconic music powerhouses James “Jimmy Jam” Harris, Terry Lewis and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Executive Producer Jesse Collins and award-winning director Chris Robinson.
THE NEW EDITION STORY will air as a six hour, three night event on TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, and THURSDAY, JANUARY 24 - 26, 2017; 9:00 PM ET on BET.