January 24, 2017
Cool it now! For real?! Yep, the popular R&B group New Edition was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike, Ralph and Johnny showed up for the special celebration.
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, producers for their double platinum Heart Break album, were also present. And the Twitter-sphere lit up with praise for the group’s long overdue honor, from fellow artists such as Jill Scott and Tito Jackson’s son, TJ Jackson.
— ⭐Jill Scott⭐ (@missjillscott) January 24, 2017
— TJ Jackson (@tjjackson) January 23, 2017
It’s been almost 38 years since the group started in Boston, and their success eventually led to several copycat boy bands in the ’80s and ’90s such as Hi-Five, New Kids On the Block, N’Sync and Backstreet Boys.
Some of New Edition’s hits include “Candy Girl,” “Mr. Telephone Man” and “If It Isn’t Love.”
Johnny Gill joined Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe and Ralph Tresvant in 1987, after Bobby Brown left to the group to go solo. And although they had their own separate careers away from the group, New Edition still continues to tour around the world today. And yeah, they also have a mini-series that follows their epic career, but that’s on another network. So we won’t bother you with the details.
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