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New Edition

New Edition's early, Jackson 5-inspired material made them the forerunners of two generations of teen pop (most of which was geared to white audiences). As they matured and progressed, they laid much of the groundwork for the fusion of hip-hop and R&B known as new jack swing. In fact, after New Edition drifted apart, all of its members had at least some significant success outside the group as part of the new jack movement, which helped ensure that their original incarnation would be remembered for much more than the bubblegum urban soul that made their name.

New Edition was formed in the Roxbury section of Boston, MA, by Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Bobby Brown, who began singing together in 1978 while still in elementary school, hoping to perform for pocket cash. They eventually recruited friend Ralph Tresvant as a fourth member, and after winning a talent show in 1980, also added Ronnie DeVoe. More talent show victories followed, including a prestigious gig at the local Strand Theater, where they performed the Jackson 5's "The Love You Save." They were discovered by writer/producer/impresario Maurice Starr, who signed the group to his small Streetwise label in hopes of launching a Jackson 5 phenomenon for the '80s. "Candy Girl," a song Starr co-wrote for the group, was released as their first single in 1983, when the members ranged in age from 13 to 15. Despite a lack of major-label interest in the group, "Candy Girl" was a smash, topping the R&B charts. Their debut album, also titled Candy Girl, spawned two more R&B hits in "Popcorn Love" and "Is This the End?," and MCA offered the group a deal. Starr, however, wanted the group to remain with Streetwise; New Edition summarily fired him as their manager and signed with MCA. Starr attempted to sue the group for their name, unsuccessfully claiming that "New Edition" actually referred to a whole new style of pop music he'd created. Starr, of course, would go on to strike it rich with a similar concept, assembling a quintet of white teenagers he dubbed New Kids on the Block.

New Edition, meanwhile, released their eponymous MCA debut in 1984 and scored their biggest pop hit with the Top Five smash "Cool It Now," which ended with a short rap section. The Ray Parker, Jr.-penned "Mr. Telephone Man" soon became their third R&B chart-topper, and the group had reached full-fledged teen idol status. Yet they were growing up fast, as demonstrated on their next album, 1985's All for Love. Not only were their voices changing, but their material was becoming more adult, with harder-edged funk and more mature romantic ballads. Later that year, they also released a holiday album, Christmas All Over the World, and struck an endorsement deal with Coke. However, rumors of Brown's growing dissatisfaction proved true and he left for a solo career in 1986. Temporarily down to a quartet, the rest of the group recorded the covers album Under the Blue Moon, a set of vintage doo wop and R&B numbers from the '50s and '60s; it produced a hit revival of the Penguins' "Earth Angel."

Brown's replacement came in the form of Johnny Gill, a deep-voiced friend of the group who'd been recording as a solo artist without much luck. Gill made his debut on the 1989 album Heart Break, which found New Edition working with star producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The move paid immediate dividends, as they scored several R&B hits from the album, including the number one "Can You Stand the Rain." Meanwhile, Brown had become a superstar with his second album, the new jack swing landmark Don't Be Cruel. Feeling vindicated by Heart Break, New Edition split up to work on other projects. Gill returned to his solo career, with considerably more success this time around, and Tresvant also went solo. The remainder of the group teamed as Bell Biv DeVoe and wound up having greater success than anyone save Brown; their debut album, Poison, was another new jack style-setter and Bivins' interest in developing new talent gave Boyz II Men their big break.

By the mid-'90s, new jack swing was giving way to new fusions of hip-hop and soul that were alternately more organic or aggressive. Although their status as innovators was secure, many of the New Edition splinter acts had a hard time keeping up and maintaining their career momentum. Thus, given their individually positive reputations, it made sense for the group to announce its triumphant reunion, with all six members participating in what was essentially an R&B supergroup. The public loved the idea; when the comeback album Home Again was finally released in 1996, it debuted at number one, and the first single, "Hit Me Off," was a smash, hitting number one on the R&B charts. The follow-up, "I'm Still in Love With You," was another big hit, and the group embarked on a blockbuster tour that, while popular, found relationships between some of the members fraying. After the tour, New Edition returned to their various prior projects, with the prospect of any future reunions looking dim. Those prospects increased significantly when it was learned that P. Diddy had signed the group to his Bad Boy label for the release of another comeback, 2004's One Love. ~ Steve Huey, Rovi
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O.O.G. trease54
Love this music
My favorite RB group when i was growing up!
I'm what you call a die hard NEW Edition fan..know all of the words to every song!
nrivers16
Can; u stand the rain luv this song
Real music. Oppose to the fuckery we listening today
My favorite song
nasialee74
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Love this song
I love new edition
Wish it would have happened then.....
True old school s**t!!!! I wanna slow dance at a middle school....
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mz504lavelda
This is one of my favorite song I'm still in love wit u
I'm still in love with you
I just love the CLASSIC, S
Music is not the same!! Do I always go back to the classics!!!
Good group I like them
Anutha favorite n definitely a true soulful r&b group of men. NE has an awesome sound together and doin solos.
Love them! Classic!
Even when i was mean too you ,you stood in your own personal rain baby waiting own me too stop you wait in storm and I'm SORRY, G,Baby i LOVE YOU. ...SORRY BABY.
kbrodrig
New Edition has to be one of the most successful groups in history. Not only did they top the charts as a group but their spin-off efforts were just as record setting. Bobby, Johnny, Ralph and BBD all had great success outside of NE. What other group can claim that? The Temptations maybe the Jacksons as a group and MJ on his own but each member didn't have the same success coming out of J5 or Temps. NE is like 5 grps in 1. Sold out the Barclay 35 yrs later!!!
What happened to boy/girl groups like New Edition and Envogue. If you ask me, that's what's missing from music today.
I loved it new edition
We just take one day at time G,BABY
It beautiful day if i meant you. ..it could have pouring.if i seen that face with those beautiful eye's lawd i would. got wet.
God must got us here, ......becaus e we wasn't looking. The path was different. Known all that time didn't look at you was just cruising through life.
No only G. Get this lady sorry Charlie. Me =G. Getting my love
shippy29
MARRY ME ANGEL
NE with that old school flavor
Marry you lady Gbaby
shippy29
i live you cih
Old school music love it
U still my Girlfriend even if don't like me talking to others.
1finegrankne e
easy enjoyable mudic list groove
I like this song
Great music help me cope with life.
aprilhoward0 0
And we gonna get lot of fans and my real is khirty and my bother real name jake and my is real name SleAna ooooooooooon o yea yea yea yea yea woo hmmm we are conntethreei a m fourteen and my bother is nine and my Sister is seven we gonna go somewhere I don't know
aprilhoward0 0
Me and my sister and my bother iam singer and my sister is a rapper and my bother playing the drumms we gonna be Famces
If isn't love baby .what is it?
Love always here for you
Trying too weatherproof myself against these storm's it hard rainy day's.tears fall sometimes in the rain.
You love
Beautiful! I Love you and it's. Love. ...G.Baby
Madly G,Madly sad and lovesick need you G.BABY
GBABY wish you wouldn't so deep in my heart. They say you hurt the one you Love ,i been doing that lately baby, just want so much for you.
WOW and want this me ,them that why i don't like this ...no can't stand the rain
shippy29
GONNA GO TO THE SAC BYE
shippy29
I LOVE YOU ETHING FINE IN SHIP
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