Born and raised in Roxbury, Massachusets, in 1982, founding members Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ralph Tresvant caught their big break by performing in a local talent show. By 1983, the group had recorded their first album entitled Candy Girl, which scored hits such as "Is This The End," "Popcorn Love," and the title track, "Candy Girl," which reached number one in the US and UK.
1987 marked a new day for New Edition; DC native Johnny Gill was added to the group as Bobby Brown departed, which transitioned the group from the bubblegum to a more smooth R&B sound. Cranking out iconic hits such as "If It Isn't Love," "Can You Stand The Rain," and "N. E. Heartbreak," New Edition proved to have the stuff that legends are made of.
Since then, the members have produced solo and other group projects and appeared on TV and in films. Together, they earned two American Music Awards, a Soul Train Award, and a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, and the group has been back together touring for over a decade. 2023, New Edition announced their residency at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas beginning in February 2024 and will run until March 2024. You can get your tickets now at Ticketmaster.