New Edition About

New Edition is a Boston-based R&B group that was seen as the inspiration of the boy bands that followed them during the 1980s and 1990s. The group initially consisted of Ralph Tresvant, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe. They released their debut album Candy Girl in 1983 after being discovered by producer Maurice Starr. This album yielded the hits “Candy Girl,” “Popcorn Love,” and “Is This the End.” After a financial dispute, New Edition cut ties with Starr and released their second album New Edition in 1984, which features two of their biggest hits: “Cool It Now” and “Mr. Telephone Man.” In November 1985, they released All for Love featuring the hits “Count Me Out” and “A Little Bit of Love (Is All It Takes)” and one month later released Christmas All Over the World.

Before the end of 1985, the group decided to vote Bobby Brown out of the group for his disruptive behavior. After their 1986 doo-wop cover album Under the Blue Moon, lead singer Ralph Tresvant was considering a solo career as the group’s direction was in question. In 1987, Johnny Gill was added to the group and the quintet went on to create their most popular album Heart Break with producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis in 1988. This album was released on June 20, 1988—the same day as Bobby Brown’s Don’t Be Cruel—and features two more of their biggest hits: “If It Isn’t Love” and “Can You Stand the Rain.”

In 1990, Ralph Tresvant, Johnny Gill and Bell Biv Devoe all went on to have successful hits. Among these hits was the remix to BBD’s “Word to the Mutha,” which was the first song to feature all six members. After a hiatus, all six members came together in 1996 to create the album Home Again, which hit #1 on the Billboard 200 and was a multi-platinum success. After some friction on the Home Again tour, Bobby Brown decided to depart the group again. In 2004, after leaving their longtime label MCA Records, New Edition signed with Bad Boy Records and released the album One Love but they left Bad Boy a year later due to a lack of promotion. The group continues to tour together and sell out shows after 30 years in the business. The group was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 23, 2017—one day ahead of the BET premiere of their 3-night mini-series The New Edition Story.

New Edition Albums

Gold Gold New Edition Released October 11, 2005 8 81
One Love One Love New Edition Released November 9, 2004 6 76
Home Again Home Again New Edition Released September 10, 1996 12 84
Greatest Hits: Volume One Greatest Hits: Volume One New Edition Released September 12, 1991 5 82
Heart Break Heart Break New Edition Released June 20, 1988 5 76
Under the Blue Moon Under the Blue Moon New Edition Released November 24, 1986 5 80
Christmas All Over the World Christmas All Over the World New Edition Released December 12, 1985 3 83
All for Love All for Love New Edition Released November 8, 1985 5 91
New Edition New Edition New Edition Released July 6, 1984 5 82
Candy Girl Candy Girl New Edition Released March 1, 1983 4 77

New Edition Lyricsby Popularity

1 Mr. Telephone Man New Edition 236 2 N.E. Heartbreak New Edition 119 3 Hear Me Out New Edition 100 4 Try Again New Edition 100 5 When Will I See You Smile Again? by Bell Biv DeVoe New Edition 99 6 Crucial New Edition 96 7 Sensitivity by Ralph Tresvant New Edition 95 8 Is This The End New Edition 95 9 What's Your Name New Edition 93 10 Hit Me Off [The Trackmasters E.C. Joint] New Edition 89 11 Candy Girl New Edition 89 12 Where It All Started New Edition 89 13 Jealous Girl New Edition 89 14 NE Medley New Edition 86 15 Come Home With Me New Edition 85 16 Home Again New Edition 85 17 Hit Me Off New Edition 83 18 Lost in Love New Edition 82 19 I'm Still In Love With You New Edition 82 20 If It Isn't Love New Edition 81 21 Kickback New Edition 81 22 (Hey There) Lonely Girl New Edition 80 23 Count Me Out New Edition 80 24 Who Do You Trust? New Edition 80 25 Thank You (The J.G. Interlude) New Edition 79 26 Something About You (Darkchild Remix) (Ft. AZ) New Edition 79 27 Helplessly In Love New Edition 78 28 If It Isn't Love New Edition 78 29 Best Man New Edition 78 30 With You All the Way New Edition 78 31 Hide and Seek New Edition 78 32 B.B.D. (I Thought It Was Me) by Bell Biv DeVoe New Edition 77 33 Introduction New Edition 77 34 How Do You Like Your Love Served New Edition 76 35 Something About You (Phunk Phorce Mix) New Edition 76 36 I'm Still In Love With You (Concrete Jungle Drumapella) New Edition 76 37 Ooh Baby New Edition 76 38 Gotta Have Your Lovin' New Edition 75 39 Cool It Now (Sing Along Version) New Edition 74 40 Cool It Now New Edition 74 41 All on You New Edition 73 42 Start Turnin' Me On New Edition 72 43 Blue Moon New Edition 72 44 Since I Don’t Have You New Edition 72 45 School New Edition 72 46 Hit Me Off [Franktified Club Version] New Edition 70 47 Cool It Now New Edition 70 48 A Thousand Miles Away New Edition 70 49 It's Christmas (All Over The World) New Edition 70 50 A Little Bit of Love (Is All It Takes) New Edition 69 51 Mr. Telephone Man New Edition 69 52 One Love Interlude New Edition 68 53 Can You Stand the Rain New Edition 68 54 Give Love On Christmas Day New Edition 68 55 All I Want For Christmas (Is My Girl) New Edition 67 56 Kinda Girls We Like New Edition 67 57 Last Time New Edition 66 58 Cool It Now (M & M Remix) New Edition 65 59 Popcorn Love New Edition 62