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    Default 2008 ~ New Edition 25th Anniversary

    It's been 25 years since Candy Girl came out in 1983. They're going on a tour this fall and there are plans on a movie. Here are some comments about them:

    Celeb fans sing the group’s praises on their 25th anniversary
    By Bridgette Bartlett




    Every good DJ knows the way to get any party started is by throwing on a record from our favorite boys from Beantown. Since the Jackson 5, no other group has influenced us like Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike, Ralph and Johnny. This year, New Edition celebrates 25 years in the game. These trailblazers managed to survive solo careers, bankruptcy, drug addiction and…Jherri curls. We asked celeb fans Bow Wow, Omarion, Kirk Franklin and more to tell us about their favorite New Edition memories:

    “My first memory of New Edition is all the posters my aunt had on her bedroom wall. I actually remade "Candy Girl" on my second album, Doggy Bag. When a New Edition song comes on the radio [now] people still remember where they were and what they were doing at that time.”
    —rapper/actor, Bow Wow

    “I fell in love with Ralph’s voice when I first heard "Is This The End" back in the 80s. Then I saw the video and was in awe. Their N.E. Heartbreak album talked about the different stages of love. Their songs are memorable and their subject matter is very relatable.”
    —R&B singer, Deborah Cox

    “I was on the fence about liking New Edition initially but then the video for "Popcorn Love" came out and I was in! So much was taking place when their music was being played *- good memories -- and their music brings it all back to life.”
    —music producer, Jermaine Dupri

    “New Edition influenced me to put Dax in my hair! "Candy Girl" reminds me of when I was on the playground chasing after all of the girls. New Edition's music is universal and has inspired many young R&B singers.”
    - actor, Mike Epps

    “My favorite memory of New Edition was dancing on Soul Train in high school when [they performed as] the featured artists. I loved their chemistry on stage. "My Prerogative" by Bobby Brown and "My, My, My" by Johnny Gill are in my iPod today.”
    - actress, Wendy Raquel Robinson

    “My first memory of New Edition was at a concert at Six Flags in Dallas when I was 15 years old. "Can You Stand The Rain" is my favorite N.E. song because of the chord changes and melodies. It sounds like a gospel song. They came from an era where there was true artistry.”
    - gospel singer, Kirk Franklin

    “New Edition can still tour now because their music and unity has stood the test of time.”
    - R&B singer, Omarion

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    Behind the Scenes With New Edition
    Thursday, July 03, 2008


    It took 25 years for it to happen. But the group New Edition, featuring Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, Johnny Gill, and Bobby Brown, has finally been recognized by its peers in the music industry.

    The group, celebrating its 25th anniversary, recently received its first-ever award, the Golden Note Award, presented by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) during ASCAP’s 21st annual Rhythm and Soul Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

    “Considering New Edition was one of the pioneers of the modern music era, it feels like finally,” said Ronnie about the honor, given to songwriters, composers, and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones.

    Johnny said, “We were honored and elated, but at the same time, it was like ‘Whew, it’s about time!’ It was long overdue. We are fortunate and blessed to all be here and see it and to touch and feel that moment that we all worked for.”

    The fellas assembled three hours before they were to be honored so that they could meet with Ebony/Jet staff photographer Valerie Goodloe to do a special, cover photo shoot for this week’s issue.

    “They were energetic and very family like,” said Goodloe. “They were patient. They didn’t take away from my time. They were willing to do what they had to do to get the shot. They were cordial, well mannered and a professional group. They grew into manhood really well. Each one has his own identity. They’ve gone on to do their own things but were able to come back together. They were very brotherly. You can tell they enjoy being around each other. They are a class act.”

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    Default Re: 2008 ~ New Edition 25th Anniversary

    New Edition were one of the few groups to have all of its six members successfully record solo/splinter work.


    "OK, first of all, I have this skin disorder that destroys the pigmentation of the skin. It's something that I cannot help. Okay? But when people make up stories that I don't wanna be what I am, it hurts me. It's a problem for me, okay? I can't control it. But let's reverse it. What about all the millions of people who sit out in the sun to become other than what they are?" -- Michael Jackson (1993)

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    Default Re: 2008 ~ New Edition 25th Anniversary

    N.e!!

    Eff the world! Lol

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    Default Re: 2008 ~ New Edition 25th Anniversary

    Damn, even Bobby is with it?? The "Home Again" album was great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A. Sizzle View Post
    Damn, even Bobby is with it?? The "Home Again" album was great.
    Bobby is always a member, sometimes he participates and sometimes he doesn't, lol. A few days after this award show, the group recorded a song with New Kids On The Block, but Bobby wasn't there. NE is in the current issue of Jet. According to the article, they're going on a tour in the fall, but Bobby hasn't signed up yet.
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    Default Re: 2008 ~ New Edition 25th Anniversary

    the only act for my money from the 80's that still got there best stuff ahead if they ever get the right writers and Production. they are still badd and never lost it. these Brothers are badd period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistermaxxx View Post
    the only act for my money from the 80's that still got there best stuff ahead if they ever get the right writers and Production. they are still badd and never lost it. these Brothers are badd period.
    Puffy P. Diddy screwed them over with that last album. Johnny said that Diddy wanted them to record these teenybop songs, when the group wanted to record mature adult material. Then Diddy put the album out and didn't promote it. I was surprised that NE has never won an award before this ASCAP one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuranDuran View Post
    Puffy P. Diddy screwed them over with that last album. Johnny said that Diddy wanted them to record these teenybop songs, when the group wanted to record mature adult material. Then Diddy put the album out and didn't promote it. I was surprised that NE has never won an award before this ASCAP one.
    they have always gotten screwed over by folks and they have also been there own worst enemy as well. yeah Puffy wanted a B2K type of album out of them and Puffy turned down a track that Jam and Lewis submitted because Puffy didn't feel it was street enough.

    word is that NE are signed to Aftermath records Dr Dre's label.

    i wasn't surprised at all that the industry ignored them when it came to awards so much politics in the game.

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    Default Re: 2008 ~ New Edition 25th Anniversary

    Discography

    New Edition
    1983 Candy Girl
    1984 New Edition
    1985 All for Love
    1985 Christmas All Over The World
    1986 Under the Blue Moon
    1988 Heart Break
    1996 Home Again
    2004 One Love
    2008 Candy Girl 25th Anniversary Edition

    Bell Biv Devoe
    1990 Poison
    1991 WBBD-Bootcity! The Remix Album
    1993 Hootie Mack
    2000 Greatest Hits
    2001 BBD

    Johnny Gill
    1983 Johnny Gill
    1984 Perfect Combination (with Stacy Lattisaw)
    1985 Chemistry
    1990 Johnny Gill
    1993 Provocative
    1996 Let's Get The Mood Right
    1997 Favorites
    1997 Levert Sweat Gill (with Gerald Levert & Keith Sweat)
    2003 LSG 2 (with Gerald Levert & Keith Sweat)

    Ralph Tresvant
    1990 Ralph Tresvant
    1993 It's Goin' Down
    2006 Rizz-Wa-Faire

    Bobby Brown
    1986 King Of Stage
    1988 Don't Be Cruel
    1989 Dance!...Ya Know It!
    1992 Bobby
    1993 B.Brown Posse
    1993 Remixes N the Key of B
    1997 Forever

    Ricky Bell
    2000 Ricardo Campana
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    Maureen McCormick, Bobby Brown, and Carnie Wilson gone hospitality industry?
    by Mandi Bierly - Entertainment Weekly


    How much do we love this? Gone Country castmates Maureen McCormick, Bobby Brown, and Carnie Wilson are reuniting for another CMT reality show, Outsider's Inn. Apparently, McCormick has decided to operate a bed & breakfast in rural Newport, Tenn., and calls in Brown and Wilson for reinforcements. According to the press release, "McCormick takes over management of the Inn and property; Brown becomes entertainment director; and Wilson assumes the role of master chef." Shooting has already begun, and the first of eight episodes will premiere August 15.
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    Post Re: 2008 ~ New Edition 25th Anniversary

    One of my all time favorite male groups.
    Maxxx said he isn't surprised about the nix on the awards,
    but I sure was! I coulda sworn they got something!
    They really deserved it.

    Gone Country
    Maureen McCormick, Bobby Brown, and Carnie Wilson
    Talk about strange bed-fellows...how strange is this combo?



    Missing Michael.....

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