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10th Jan '18 10:29:58 PM vibes
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In December 1985, under pressure from MCA and their management, the group voted Bobby Brown out, due to behavioral problems (a move they regretted years later according to Michael Bivins). Brown left in late 1985 to embark on a successful solo career in 1986, while New Edition continued to promote All for Love as a quartet. In spite of their financial and internal conflicts, New Edition continued to peak. During this era of the group's evolution, the group appeared in the episode of Knight Rider titled "Knight Song", performing "Count Me Out." As 1986 wound to a close, they recorded a cover of The Penguins 1954 hit "Earth Angel" for the soundtrack to The Karate Kid, Part II. The song peaked at #21 and inspired the group to record Under the Blue Moon, an album of doo-wop covers. The group continued for a time with four members, but eventually recruited singer Johnny Gill to record their 1987 album Heart Break. The group went on hiatus in 1990, while its various members worked on side projects, such as the group Bell Biv [=DeVoe=]. Gill and Tresvant also recorded successful solo albums.

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In December 1985, under pressure from MCA and their management, the group voted Bobby Brown out, due to behavioral problems (a move they regretted years later according to Michael Bivins). Brown left in late 1985 to embark on a successful solo career in 1986, while New Edition continued to promote All for Love as a quartet. In spite of their financial and internal conflicts, New Edition continued to peak. During this era of the group's evolution, the group appeared in the episode of Knight Rider titled "Knight Song", performing "Count Me Out." As 1986 wound to a close, they recorded a cover of The Penguins 1954 hit "Earth Angel" for the soundtrack to The Karate Kid, Part II. The song peaked at #21 and inspired the group to record Under the Blue Moon, an album of doo-wop covers. The group continued for a time with four members, but eventually recruited singer Johnny Gill to record their 1987 1988 album Heart Break. The group went on hiatus in 1990, while its various members worked on side projects, such as the group Bell Biv [=DeVoe=]. Gill and Tresvant also recorded successful solo albums.



* ''New Edition'' (1984)

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* ''New Edition'' ''[[SelfTitledAlbum New Edition]]'' (1984)



* ''Heart Break'' (1988)

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* ''Heart Break'' ''[[NewSoundAlbum Heart Break]]'' (1988)
10th Jan '18 10:21:12 PM vibes
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** The music video for "N.E. Heart Break" has a few celebrity cameos, including [[Series/TheCosbyShow Malcolm-Jamal Warner]] (who directed the video), {{Music/Heavy D}}, Robert Townsend, Shanice Wilson, and more.
21st Jul '17 10:19:05 AM ShaiPa
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* NiceGuy: Ralph boasts about being this in the songs, “Sensitivity” and “Stone Cold Gentleman.”



* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The dynamic between Ralph and Bobby



* ShotForShotRemake: The third episode of ''The New Edition Story'' opens with a full remake of the first verse and chorus of the “If It Isn’t Love” video, including their choreographer’s monologue and the bottom-corner video credits. Said episode also features short shot-for-shot remakes of [=BBD=]'s "Poison", Ralph's "Sensitivity", Bobby's "Every Little Step", and Johnny's "My, My, My".

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* ShotForShotRemake: The third episode of ''The New Edition Story'' opens with a full remake of the first verse and chorus of the “If It Isn’t Love” video, including their choreographer’s monologue and the bottom-corner video credits. Said The episode also features short shot-for-shot remakes of [=BBD=]'s "Poison", Ralph's "Sensitivity", Bobby's "Every Little Step", and Johnny's "My, My, My".
12th Jul '17 4:40:43 PM AfroThunder
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* "Word To The Mutha" (A Bell Biv [=DeVoe=] single that reunited the original five New Editon members, plus newcomer Johnny Gill)


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* NewSoundAlbum: As mentioned above, ''Heart Break'' marked New Edition's transition from bubblegum singers to adult contemporary R&B
30th Jun '17 9:37:59 PM AfroThunder
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* ShotForShotRemake: The third episode of ''The New Edition Story'' opens with a full remake of the first verse and chorus of the “If It Isn’t Love” video, including their choreographer’s monologue and the bottom-corner video credits.

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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Bobby Brown, to the point he performed on stage while high, was frequently caught messing around with groupies, and eventually got booted out of the group because of it. Ricky Bell had also gained a coke addiction in the nineties, but kept it hidden until he was forced to go to rehab after an overdose.
* ShotForShotRemake: The third episode of ''The New Edition Story'' opens with a full remake of the first verse and chorus of the “If It Isn’t Love” video, including their choreographer’s monologue and the bottom-corner video credits. Said episode also features short shot-for-shot remakes of [=BBD=]'s "Poison", Ralph's "Sensitivity", Bobby's "Every Little Step", and Johnny's "My, My, My".



** New Edition is this to the Music/TheJacksonFive. So much so that three days after Music/MichaelJackson died, the Creator/{{BET}} Music Awards held [[InMemoriam an impromptu tribute]] to Jackson and asked New Edition to perform a Jackson 5 medley.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: And ''how''. Nobody in New Edition was on the same page post-''Heart Break'', mostly due to their egos from solo stardom getting in the way. The animosity in the group was just barely staying under the surface [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfErzjCigwQ in this early 1990 Video Soul interview]], and it fully boiled over by the time of the ''Home Again'' tour, culminating in Bobby and Ronnie starting a full-scale brawl on stage, someone getting shot, and Mike and Bobby leaving the group again for another few years.

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** New Edition is this to the Music/TheJacksonFive. So much so that three days after Music/MichaelJackson died, the Creator/{{BET}} Music Awards held [[InMemoriam an impromptu tribute]] to Jackson and asked New Edition to perform a Jackson 5 medley.
medley. ''The New Editon Story'' miniseries can also been considered a modern-day successor to ''Series/TheJacksonsAnAmericanDream''.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: And ''how''. Nobody in New Edition was on the same page post-''Heart Break'', mostly due to their egos from solo stardom getting in the way. The animosity in the group was just barely staying under the surface [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfErzjCigwQ in this early 1990 Video Soul interview]], and it fully boiled over by the time of the ''Home Again'' tour, culminating in Bobby and Ronnie starting a full-scale brawl on stage, someone nearly getting shot, and Mike and Bobby leaving the group again for another few years.
22nd Feb '17 8:36:44 PM AfroThunder
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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: And ''how''. Nobody in New Edition was on the same page post-''Heart Break'', mostly due to their egos from solo stardom getting in the way. The animosity in the group was just barely staying under the surface[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfErzjCigwQ in this early 1990 Video Soul interview]], and it fully boiled over by the time of the ''Home Again'' tour, culminating in Bobby and Ronnie starting a full-scale brawl on stage, someone getting shot, and Mike and Bobby leaving the group again for another few years.

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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: And ''how''. Nobody in New Edition was on the same page post-''Heart Break'', mostly due to their egos from solo stardom getting in the way. The animosity in the group was just barely staying under the surface[[https://www.surface [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfErzjCigwQ in this early 1990 Video Soul interview]], and it fully boiled over by the time of the ''Home Again'' tour, culminating in Bobby and Ronnie starting a full-scale brawl on stage, someone getting shot, and Mike and Bobby leaving the group again for another few years.
22nd Feb '17 7:17:05 PM AfroThunder
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* TheBandMinusTheFace: Played with. After the Heart Break tour, lead singers Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant began work on solo albums. The three remaining members then formed the hip-hop group Bell Biv [=DeVoe=], which was distinct from New Edition’s R&B style. Gill, Tresvant, and Bobby Brown later toured under the group name, Heads of State. New Edition as a group, though, has always included the core four of Bell, Bivens, Devoe, and Tresvant.

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* TheBandMinusTheFace: Played with. After the Heart Break tour, lead singers Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant began work on solo albums. The three remaining members then formed the hip-hop group Bell Biv [=DeVoe=], which was distinct from New Edition’s R&B style. Gill, Tresvant, and Bobby Brown later toured under the group name, Heads of State. New Edition as a group, though, has always included the core four of Bell, Bivens, Bivins, Devoe, and Tresvant.



* SpiritualSuccessor: Many R&B and pop boy bands have modeled themselves after New Edition at one point or another, but Boyz II Men is considered their direct successor, [[InvokedTrope even naming themselves]] after a New Edition song. It doesn't hurt that Mike Bivens helped groom them into superstars.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Many R&B and pop boy bands have modeled themselves after New Edition at one point or another, but Boyz II Men is considered their direct successor, [[InvokedTrope even naming themselves]] after a New Edition song. It doesn't hurt that Mike Bivens Bivins helped groom them into superstars.



* AWildRapperAppears: Mike Bivens and Ronnie Devoe often perform this role for the group, most notably on “Cool It Now” and “Hit Me Off.”

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* AWildRapperAppears: Mike Bivens Bivins and Ronnie Devoe often perform this role for the group, most notably on “Cool It Now” and “Hit Me Off.”
22nd Feb '17 7:06:08 PM mkmckoy
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* TheBandMinusTheFace: Played with. After the Heart Break tour, lead singers Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant began work on solo albums. The three remaining members then formed the hip-hop group Bel Biv [=DeVoe=], which was distinct from New Edition’s R&B style. Gill, Tresvant, and Bobby Brown later toured under the group name, Heads of State. New Edition as a group, though, has always included the core four of Bell, Bivens, Devoe, and Tresvant.

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* TheBandMinusTheFace: Played with. After the Heart Break tour, lead singers Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant began work on solo albums. The three remaining members then formed the hip-hop group Bel Bell Biv [=DeVoe=], which was distinct from New Edition’s R&B style. Gill, Tresvant, and Bobby Brown later toured under the group name, Heads of State. New Edition as a group, though, has always included the core four of Bell, Bivens, Devoe, and Tresvant.



* {{Expy}}: New Kids On The Block were basically a white version of New Edition, also created by Maurice Starr. Starr would go on to use the New Edition formula with multiple groups, including Perfect Gentlemen, Classic Example, and The Superiors.

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* {{Expy}}: New Kids On The Block were [[RaceLift basically a white version version]] of New Edition, also created by Maurice Starr. Starr would go on to use the New Edition formula with multiple groups, including Perfect Gentlemen, Classic Example, and The Superiors.



* IntercourseWithYou: “Do Me!” by Bell Biv Devoe



* SlutShaming: “Poison” by Bell Biv Devoe
-->''I’m saying she’s a loser''
-->''How do you know?''
-->''[[DoubleStandard Me and the crew used to do her]]''



* SpiritualSuccessor: Many R&B and pop boy bands have modeled themselves after New Edition at one point or another, but Boyz II Men is considered their direct successor. It doesn't hurt that Mike Bivins helped groom them into superstars.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: And ''how''. Nobody in New Editon was on the same page post-''Heart Break'', mostly due to their egos from solo stardom getting in the way. The animosity in the group was just barely staying under the surface[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfErzjCigwQ in this early 1990 Video Soul interview]], and it fully boiled over by the time of the ''Home Again'' tour, culminating in Bobby and Ronnie starting a full-scale brawl on stage, someone getting shot, and Mike and Bobby leaving the group again for another few years.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Many R&B and pop boy bands have modeled themselves after New Edition at one point or another, but Boyz II Men is considered their direct successor. successor, [[InvokedTrope even naming themselves]] after a New Edition song. It doesn't hurt that Mike Bivins Bivens helped groom them into superstars.
** New Edition is this to the Music/TheJacksonFive. So much so that three days after Music/MichaelJackson died, the Creator/{{BET}} Music Awards held [[InMemoriam an impromptu tribute]] to Jackson and asked New Edition to perform a Jackson 5 medley.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: And ''how''. Nobody in New Editon Edition was on the same page post-''Heart Break'', mostly due to their egos from solo stardom getting in the way. The animosity in the group was just barely staying under the surface[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfErzjCigwQ in this early 1990 Video Soul interview]], and it fully boiled over by the time of the ''Home Again'' tour, culminating in Bobby and Ronnie starting a full-scale brawl on stage, someone getting shot, and Mike and Bobby leaving the group again for another few years.


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* TheVamp: “Poison”
22nd Feb '17 6:39:53 PM AfroThunder
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* {{Expy}}: New Kids On The Block were basically a white version of New Edition, also created by Maurice Starr. Starr would go on to use the New Edition formula with multiple groups, including Perfect Gentlemen, Classic Example, and The Superiors.


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* NewJackSwing: The entirety of ''Heart Break''. This album marked their shift from bubblegum pop to a more mature R&B sound. After ''Heart Break'' ran its course, the group members would have varying degrees of success as solo artists during the new jack swing era.


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* SpiritualSuccessor: Many R&B and pop boy bands have modeled themselves after New Edition at one point or another, but Boyz II Men is considered their direct successor. It doesn't hurt that Mike Bivins helped groom them into superstars.
22nd Feb '17 5:50:07 PM mkmckoy
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* Candy Girl (1983)
* New Edition (1984)
* All for Love (1985)
* Under the Blue Moon (1986)
* Heart Break (1988)
* Home Again (1996)
* One Love (2004)

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* Candy Girl ''Candy Girl'' (1983)
* New Edition ''New Edition'' (1984)
* All ''All for Love Love'' (1985)
* Under ''Under the Blue Moon Moon'' (1986)
* Heart Break ''Heart Break'' (1988)
* Home Again ''Home Again'' (1996)
* One Love ''One Love'' (2004)



* [[ManInWhite Men In White]]: The "Home Again" album cover

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* [[ManInWhite Men In White]]: The "Home Again" ''Home Again'' album cover
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