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New Edition

Formed: 1982 in Boston, MA
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Genre: Other, Pop/Rock, R&B, Rap
Group Members: Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant, Bobby Brown, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell
Biography: New Edition's early, Jackson 5-inspired material made them the forerunners of two generations of teen pop (most of which was geared to white audiences). As they matured and progressed, they laid much of the groundwork for the fusion of hip-hop and R&B known as new jack swing. In fact, after New Edition ...Read full biography
New Edition
Released: 1984
Label: Geffen
Critics' Rating:
Maurice Starr's vision peaked with this second album by New Edition. They were now thoroughly Jackson 5 clones and were reaping similar commercial dividends thanks to the teen angst cuts "Cool It Now" ...Read full review
Candy Girl
Released: 1983
Label: Warlock Records
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When Maurice Starr uncovered the talents of a Roxbury vocal group in the early '80s, he envisioned a second Jackson 5. That was the direction he took New Edition in its early days, and this album includes ...Read full review