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1. New Edition is an American Pop/R&B group formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1978, that was most popular during the 1980s. Guided by producer Maurice Starr, New Edition was originally a Jackson 5-esque collection of five young African American teenage singers, including lead singers Ralph Tresvant and Bobby Brown, and vocalists Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe. The group was notable for #1 singles such as “Cool It Now,” “Candy Girl,” and “Mr. Telephone Man” and their success led to the creation of late-1980s and 1990s boy bands like New Kids on the Block, The Backstreet Boys, and ‘N Sync.

Like the Jackson 5 before them, New Edition became a pop phenomenon, and were big enough to have Madonna as an opening act during their early days.

The group parted company with Starr in 1984; Starr responded by promptly creating the group New Kids on the Block, essentially New Edition with Caucasian teenagers. After the split the boys still received success from singles such as “Cool It Now, Mr. Telephone Man”, and “Count Me Out”. Around 1986, Bobby Brown was voted out of the group, due to behavioral problems during concerts, He went on to pursue a solo career in 1987 but did not find success in his solo ventures until 1988. Brown was replaced by former solo child star Johnny Gill who would become an official member that same year. The group’s sound also evolved at this time from bubblegum pop-styled R&B to smoother, more adult music.


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  • jdotperiod

    They're due for a biopic.

    27 Jan 1:13pm Reply
  • HilaryBanks

    My favorite male group of all time! So underrated.

    20 Jan 1:24am Reply
  • Cande313

    New Edition July 25th in Detroit at Chene Park!

    6 Mar 2014 Reply
  • viathin12

    yall have to listen to the whole all for love album of theirs if you haven't heard it its great along with heart break hotel, new edition, and under the blue moon

    10 Jan 2014 Reply
  • JNez

    favorite group of all time. Happy 25th anniversary to the amazing HeartBreak cd! Flytetyme forever!

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Keila_M

    Can You Stand The Rain!

    22 Apr 2013 Reply
  • mahspears

    Jealous Girl!

    18 Oct 2012 Reply
  • PhilGoulden

    They are my favourite group from the 80's <3 [2]

    29 Sep 2012 Reply
  • lastfmgs

    Is there a new tour?

    28 Nov 2011 Reply
  • ricer719

    nope, cant stand the rain

    7 Nov 2011 Reply
  • newjillswing

    They are my favourite group from the 80's <3

    23 Jul 2011 Reply
  • itsjeffy

    how do they not have 1 million plays this makes no sense at all

    5 Apr 2011 Reply
  • FCA19795

    It is a shame! It's a "dot gam" shame! These boys ran the 80's as far as R&B groups go. Johnnie Gil and Bobbie Brown did their own thing as well a solo artists. They are one of R&B's most influential super groups, and individual performers.

    16 Feb 2011 Reply
  • discotequedude

    How this group, New Edition does not have 1 Million plays yet is beyond me! I feel it has a lot to do with New Edition being preceived as only an R&B band. New Edition is far superior to NYSNC and most of those other white male boybands that have a million or more plays!

    20 Dec 2010 Reply
  • MrUFOman93

    You're kidding me?? they don't even have a million plays!

    20 Dec 2010 Reply
  • x_TMMC

    New Pics, Vote Up! -

    29 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Claudiar71

    Love their old stuff ;)

    9 Oct 2010 Reply
  • songlady911

    songs are great to listen to when you arein the mood

    4 Oct 2010 Reply
  • itsjeffy

    top listener no more

    19 Sep 2010 Reply
  • itsjeffy

    top listeners WHADDUP!

    1 Sep 2010 Reply
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