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Ralph Tresvant

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Ralph Tresvant, aka Rizz (born Ralph Edward Tresvant Jr., on May 16, 1968 in Roxbury, Massachusetts) is an American tenor singer, best known as one of the lead singers in R&B act New Edition.

Tresvant sang lead on many of the New Edition lead singles including “Candy Girl”, “Cool It Now” and “If It Isn’t Love”. Tresvant led the group from 1983 to 1989.

Despite the success of groupmates Bobby Brown, Bell Biv DeVoe, and Johnny Gill, Tresvant was cautious about his own solo career. Signing to MCA Records, Tresvant let his apprehension be known in several interviews.

Nevertheless, well-known producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis were confident in his abilities after having worked with him on the album Heart Break. They wrote the song “Sensitivity” for him which hit #1 on the R&B charts, #4 on the Hot 100 and it went gold. His self-titled album released shortly after in 1990 and went platinum as well, topping the R&B charts. The album scored two more hits with “Stone Cold Gentleman” reaching #3 on the R&B charts and “Do What I Gotta Do” which reached #2.

Tresvant appeared in the movie House Party 2 in 1991 and the play, “The Man Of Her Dreams” in 2002. In 1993, he released his second album, It’s Goin’ Down. The album gave Tresvant greater involvement as he produced many of the tracks himself. However, perhaps due to limited promotion, the album failed to perform commercially as well as the debut.

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  • JustAKayee

    Clearly he went for the MJ vibe.

    14 Mar 8:54pm Reply
  • Keila_M

    He had the cutest voice in New Edition <3 ! [5] That's a fact!

    24 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Keila_M

    Sensitivity ♥

    24 Jul 2013 Reply
  • lucassalgado

    Sensitivity

    6 Jan 2013 Reply
  • carloshll726

    Ralph Tresvant is a genius!

    14 Nov 2012 Reply
  • discotequedude

    Ralph should be more popular because he has an excellent voice! Things got messed up with his second album. It is not a bad about but both songs chosen as singles were weak! The album tracks such as "Your Touch", "You'll Remember Me", "Love At First Sight" and the title track are stronger songs.

    16 Apr 2012 Reply
  • PhilGoulden

    He had the cutest voice in New Edition <3 ! [4]

    29 Nov 2011 Reply
  • edyszewy

    Money can't buy you love - that's a BOMB, people!

    13 Jun 2011 Reply
  • x_TMMC

    He had the cutest voice in New Edition <3 ! [3]

    10 Jan 2011 Reply
  • itsjeffy

    He had the cutest voice in New Edition <3 ! [2]

    13 Sep 2010 Reply
  • newjillswing

    No problems!

    2 Sep 2010 Reply
  • JJMCSPooh

    I haven't. Thanks for posting!

    20 Aug 2010 Reply
  • newjillswing

    Does anyone heard Ralph's new song called 'Nasty Girls'? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV_A7dHLLoM

    14 Aug 2010 Reply
  • x_TMMC

    He had the cutest voice in New Edition <3 !

    30 Mar 2010 Reply
  • jriron

    Girl I Can't Control It...

    26 Jan 2010 Reply
  • shortyugly316

    i always said he sounded like michael jackson..from when he was a kid also

    14 Jul 2009 Reply
  • shemoetoe

    I have always loved u. CandyGirl back in the day!

    21 Mar 2009 Reply
  • UsPeaches

    I LOVE U RALPH!!!!!!

    17 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Evsao

    Ralph Tresvant is undoubtedly a very talented and gifted Artist very nice nd melodic tunes. i wish he could be back on the scene again !!! miss u much Ralph. Many thanks for having us brought some joyful moments with nedition and your solo career and let us enjoy some pleasant sounds.

    10 Dec 2007 Reply
  • misscarmen

    his debut album is undoubtedly solid, but i looove slow down from rizz wa faire! so hot! when you need somebody is my favorite from it's goin' down

    17 Oct 2007 Reply
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