Original Boy Band, New Edition, Returns With New Album: 'One Love'

By | November 9, 2004 at 12:00 AM

Today the five member group, New Edition released their eighth in-studio album, One Love.

Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ralph Tresvant, have returned with a new CD and new recording deal with Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Bad Boy label after many years with MCA records.

“Hot 2 Nite,” the first single from One Love is currently a Top 10 “Most Played” song at Urban AC stations in New York and Los Angeles.

It also remains in rotation at radio stations in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, and New York. One Love is a CD containing 17 tracks of sensual, body rocking, jammed packed songs. Veteran producers, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis produced three tracks, “Come Home With Me,”

“Newness” and the lovely, heart-felt ballad, “Re-Write The Memories.”

In 1983, the original members of New Edition, DeVoe, Bell, Bivins, Tresvant and Bobby Brown, made a huge impression with their debut album, Candy Girl which produced the #1 singles, “Candy Girl” and “Is This The End?”

The Boston natives continued to relinquish more hits including the double-platinum album New Edition (1985) which featured #1 singles including “Cool It Now” (Gold), “Mr. Telephone Man;” the platinum album All For Love (1985); Christmas All Over The World (1985); and the double-platinum, Under The Blue Moon (1986).

In 1986, Brown left the group to pursue a solo career and was shortly replaced by Washington, DC native, Johnny Gill.

In 1988, the new line up released the #1 sultry ballad, “Can You Stand The Rain?” from their double- platinum album, Heart Break.

In 1990, the members of New Edition ventured out to do group and solo projects. Bell, Bivins, and DeVoe joined forces and created the multi-platinum selling group Bell, Biv, DeVoe (B.B.D.); Tresvant and Gill also released platinum solo albums that year. In 1996, New Edition reunited and released the double-platinum CD, Home Again that featured former member Bobby Brown.

The album debuted at #1 on both Billboard’s Top 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Album charts and spawned two gold singles, “Hit Me Off” and “I’m Still In Love With You.”

New Edition is currently wrapped up a promotional tour across the nation this month and are scheduled to shoot the video to their second single, “Last Time,” later this month.

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