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Encyclopedia > Bell Biv DeVoe
Bell Biv Devoe
Also known as BBD
Origin Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Genre(s) R&B
New jack swing
Pop
Hip Hop
Years active 1978–present (with New Edition)
1990–present (as Bell Biv Devoe)
Associated acts New Edition
Members
Ricky "Slick" Bell
Michael "Biv" Bivins
Ronnie "R.D." DeVoe

Bell Biv DeVoe was a successful splinter group of New Edition that consisted of three previous members, Ricky Bell (also known as Slick), Michael Bivins (also known as Biv), and Ronnie DeVoe (also known as R.D.). Boston redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... New Jack Swing, or swingbeat[1], is a hybrid style popular from the late-1980s into the mid-1990s, which fuses hip-hop with rhythms, samples and production techniques with the urban contemporary sound of R&B. The new jack swing style developed as many previous R&B styles did... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... New Edition is an American R&B/Pop group formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1980, that was most popular during the 1980s. ... Ricky Bell, nicknamed Slick (born Ricardo Bell on September 18, 1967, in Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts) is an American R&B singer best known as one of the founding members of New Edition and the lead singer of Bell Biv Devoe. ... Michael Lamone Bivins (born August 10, 1968 in Boston, Massachusetts) is the founder and member of the R&B group New Edition and the hip hop group BellBivDeVoe. ... Ronnie DeVoe, aka R.D., (born Ronald Boyd DeVoe, Jr. ... New Edition is an American R&B/Pop group formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1980, that was most popular during the 1980s. ... Ricky Bell, nicknamed Slick (born Ricardo Bell on September 18, 1967, in Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts) is an American R&B singer best known as one of the founding members of New Edition and the lead singer of Bell Biv Devoe. ... Michael Lamone Bivins (born August 10, 1968 in Boston, Massachusetts) is the founder and member of the R&B group New Edition and the hip hop group BellBivDeVoe. ... Ronnie DeVoe, aka R.D., (born Ronald Boyd DeVoe, Jr. ...

Contents

History

Bell Biv DeVoe began to take shape in the late 1980s, but not until completing the tour in support of Heart Break did the threesome decide to make the break from New Edition official. At the suggestion of producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, they chose to chart their own course. The 1980s was the decade spanning from 1980 to 1989, also called The Eighties. The decade saw social, economic and general upheaval as wealth, production and western culture migrated to new industrializing economies. ... Heart Break is an album released by American R&B quintet New Edition on the MCA label in 1988. ... James Jimmy Jam Harris III (born on June 6, 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) and Terry Lewis (born November 21, 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska) are an American R&B and pop songwriting and record production team. ...


Bell Biv Devoe's debut album Poison has a variety of producers, including Dr. Freeze and Spyderman, Wolf & Epic (Richard Wolf & Bret "Epic" Mazur), Guy's Timmy Gatling, and Public Enemy's Hank Shocklee and Keith Shocklee. As a result, Bell Biv DeVoe's first album "Poison" has a larger new jack swing composition as compared to New Edition releases. BBD was a pioneering group that was the first to successfully combine hip-hop with R&B & pop. The CD was released in 1990, and its title track became a #1 hit on the R&B chart. The singles that followed were "Do Me!", "B.B.D. (I Thought It Was Me)?", "When Will I See You Smile Again", and "Dope!" (the latter was retitled "She's Dope!" upon release due to the rising drug abuse among children). Poison sold over three million copies. The remix album WBBD-Bootcity! The Remixes, with the Wolf & Epic produced "Word To The Mutha!" as accompanying single, was released the next year and was certified gold. Guy was an R&B musical group, the first to sport the soulful vocals-springy hip-hop beats combo of music called new jack swing or swingbeat music, although the Timex Social Club and the Force M.D.s had earlier experimented with the R&B/soul meets rap/hip... Timmy Gatling, an American musician, was an original member of the swingbeat threesome Guy. ... Public Enemy, also known as PE, is a hip hop group from Long Island, New York, known for their politically charged lyrics, criticism of the media, and active interest in the concerns of the African American community. ... The Bomb Squad is a hip hop production team whose original members were Carl Ryder (Chuck D), Hank Shocklee, Keith Shocklee and Eric Vietnam Sadler. ... The Bomb Squad is a hip hop production team whose original members were Carl Ridenhour (Chuck D), Hank Shocklee, Keith Shocklee and Eric Vietnam Sadler and Gary G-Wiz. ... New Jack Swing, or swingbeat[1], is a hybrid style popular from the late-1980s into the mid-1990s, which fuses hip-hop with rhythms, samples and production techniques with the urban contemporary sound of R&B. The new jack swing style developed as many previous R&B styles did... New Edition is an American R&B/Pop group formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1980, that was most popular during the 1980s. ... This article is about the year. ... Poison is a 1990 title track single by the New Edition spinoff group Bell Biv DeVoe. ... Comparison of the perceived harm for various psychoactive drugs from a poll among medical psychiatrists specialized in addiction treatment[1] This article is an overview of the nontherapeutic use of alcohol and drugs of abuse. ... For other uses, see Child (disambiguation). ...


Bell Biv Devoe sold in excess of 4 million albums, prompting performances on the 1990 American Music Awards and other such ceremonies.


Bivins took time off from recording to search for new talent and bring together the East Coast Family, discovering and producing debut albums for the groups for Another Bad Creation and Boyz II Men. Bell Biv DeVoe's second album, Hootie Mack, was released in 1993 and spawned the singles "Gangsta", "Above The Rim", "Something In Your Eyes" and "Show Me the Way". Another Bad Creation (or A.B.C. for short) was an American hip hop and R&B musical group from Atlanta, Georgia. ... Boyz II Men is a four-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B/soul singing group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


In 1996, Bell, Bivins, and DeVoe participated in the reunion of New Edition and toured in support of the CD Home Again on the MCA record label. In 2002, Bell Biv DeVoe's third album, B.B.D., was released. This latest effort saw Bell Biv Devoe exploring a more, hardcore rap style/R&B approach. It received mixed reviews and not much commercial success. Hardcore hip hop is a form of hip hop music that has confrontational, often violent lyrics, and generally sparse, gritty urban beats. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ...


Ronnie DeVoe is now a real estate agent in the Atlanta, Georgia area but still remains with New Edition.[1] He is very passionate about nutrition, especially healthy eating, and is currently collaborating with the group Viking Pimps on their up-coming album.


Discography

Albums

  • 1990: Poison #5 US (3x Platinum)
  • 1991: WBBD-Bootcity! The Remix Album #18 US
  • 1993: Hootie Mack #19 US
  • 2000: Greatest Hits
  • 2001: BBD
  • 2002: The Millennium Collection

See also: 1990 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1990 Record labels established in 1990 list of years in music // January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle accident, resulting in several broken bones. ... See also: 1991 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels established in 1991 // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 // Date Unknown- Christian Rock label Tooth and Nail Records is formed. ... See also: 2000 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels established in 2000 // John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... See also: 2001 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2001 Record labels established in 2001 // January 1 Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues Hum disbands. ... See also: 2002 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2002 Record labels established in 2002 // 2002 was marked by significant trends in rock music. ...

Singles

Year Song US Hot 100 US R&B US Dance UK singles Album
1990 "Poison" 3 1 7 19 Poison
1990 "Do Me!" 3 4 6 56 Poison
1990 "B.B.D. (I Thought It Was Me)?" 26 1 16 86 Poison
1991 "When Will I See You Smile Again?" 63 3 - - Poison
1991 "She's Dope!" - 9 - - WBBD-Bootcity
1991 "Word To The Mutha!" 13 1 9 18 WBBD-Bootcity
1992 "Gangsta" 21 22 - - Hootie Mack
1993 "Something In Your Eyes" 38 6 - 60 Hootie Mack
1993 "Above The Rim" - 81 - - Hootie Mack

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), lists the most popular songs, calculated weekly by airplay and sales, in traditionally African American venues... Billboards Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart is a weekly national survey of what songs are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... See also: 1990 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1990 Record labels established in 1990 list of years in music // January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle accident, resulting in several broken bones. ... Poison is a 1990 title track single by the New Edition spinoff group Bell Biv DeVoe. ... See also: 1990 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1990 Record labels established in 1990 list of years in music // January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle accident, resulting in several broken bones. ... See also: 1990 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1990 Record labels established in 1990 list of years in music // January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle accident, resulting in several broken bones. ... See also: 1991 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels established in 1991 // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... See also: 1991 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels established in 1991 // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... See also: 1991 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels established in 1991 // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 // Date Unknown- Christian Rock label Tooth and Nail Records is formed. ... See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 // Date Unknown- Christian Rock label Tooth and Nail Records is formed. ...

Cultural references

  • The song "Poison" was featured on My Half Acre, episode 9 of Scrubs season 5 in 2006.
  • The group was referenced as "number one in the charts" in a Kids in the Hall sketch from 1991.
  • In the first episode of Halfway Home, Sebastian says "a salam aleikum" to Alan, who replies, "Umm... Bell Biv DeVoe."
  • On the animated show Drawn Together, one of the main characters, Foxxy Love, mentions on at least two occasions that she has a chance to see Bell Biv Devoe in concert.

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References

  1. ^ Moving to Georgia, Atlanta's Top Realtors Ron DeVoe of 'New Edition' (404)233-9996

External links

  • Official website (Contains some broken links)
  • Michael Bivins Official MySpace page
  • "Poison" featured on Scrubs
New Edition is an American R&B/Pop group formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1980, that was most popular during the 1980s. ... Ronnie DeVoe, aka R.D., (born Ronald Boyd DeVoe, Jr. ... This article is about the R&B singer. ... Ricky Bell, nicknamed Slick (born Ricardo Bell on September 18, 1967, in Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts) is an American R&B singer best known as one of the founding members of New Edition and the lead singer of Bell Biv Devoe. ... Michael Lamone Bivins (born August 10, 1968 in Boston, Massachusetts) is the founder and member of the R&B group New Edition and the hip hop group BellBivDeVoe. ... Ralph Tresvant, aka Rizz (born Ralph Edward Tresvant Jr. ... Johnny Gill (born May 22, 1966 in Washington, D.C.) is an R&B singer best known for his romantic ballads and as a member of New Edition. ... Candy Girl is the debut album by R&B quintet New Edition, released on the Streetwise label, in 1983. ... New Edition is the second album released by R&B quintet New Edition and their first album off the MCA label in late 1984. ... All for Love is an album released by R&B quintet New Edition on the MCA label in 1985. ... Christmas All Over the World is a Christmas album released by R&B quintet New Edition on the MCA label in 1985. ... Under the Blue Moon is a tribute album released by R&B group New Edition on the MCA label. ... Heart Break is an album released by American R&B quintet New Edition on the MCA label in 1988. ... Home Again is an album released by American R&B group New Edition on the MCA label in 1996. ... One Love is an album released by R&B quintet New Edition on the Bad Boy label in 2004. ... Candy Girl is an upbeat R&B song released by R&B quintet New Edition on the Streetwise label in 1983. ... Is This The End is a 1983 song by R&B/Pop group New Edition, written and produced by Maurice Starr, and is the second single from their debut album, Candy Girl. ... Popcorn Love/Jealous Girl is a double A-side single by New Edition. ... Cool It Now is a 1984 single released by R&B quintet New Edition on the MCA label. ... Cool It Now is a 1985 song by R&B/Pop group New Edition, and is the second single from their eponymous sophomore album, New Edition. ... “My Secret (Didja Get It Yet?)” is a 1985 song by R&B/Pop group New Edition, and is the fourth single from their eponymous sophomore album, New Edition. ... “Kind of Girls We Like” is a 1985 song by R&B/Pop group New Edition, and is the fifth and final single from their eponymous sophomore album, New Edition. ... Count Me Out is a dance-pop/R&B song released as a single by R&B/pop group New Edition from their All for Love album, released in 1986 on the MCA label. ... Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) is an American pop song, originally released by The Penguins in 1954 on the Dootone label (Dootone 348), as the B-side to Hey Señorita. Both songs were originally recorded, as demo recordings, at Ted Brinsons garage studio in South Los Angeles... If It Isnt Love is a single released by R&B group New Edition in 1988 on the MCA label. ... You’re Not My Kind of Girl is a 1988 song by R&B/Pop group New Edition, and the second single from their fifth studio album, Heart Break. ... Can You Stand the Rain is a 1989 ballad by R&B/Pop group New Edition, and is the third single from their fifth studio album, Heart Break. ... Last Night is the title of a number-one R&B single by group New Edition. ... This article is about the R&B group. ... Jimmy Jam (born James Harris III in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 6, 1959) and Terry Lewis (born November 21, 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska) are an R&B and pop songwriting and record production team. ... Maurice Starr is a Boston-based musician and producer. ...

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DeVoe, and fellow New Edition members Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell and Ralph Tresvant, were the biggest teen group for the better half of the mid-1980s, almost achieving the success of their role models, The Jackson 5.
BBD as the group is commonly known, was the first group to integrate the elements of Rap and R&B consistently, calling their style "Hip-Hop smoothed out on an R&B tip with a Pop feel appeal to it." BBD's 1990 debut established Bell as a lead singer capable of chart topping success.
Biv, (born August 10, 1968 in Boston, Massachusetts) is the founder and member of the R&B group New Edition and the hip hop group Bell Biv DeVoe.
Bell Biv DeVoe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (323 words)
Bell Biv DeVoe was a splinter group of New Edition that consisted of three previous members, Ricky Bell (a.k.a.
Bell Biv DeVoe began to take shape in the late '80s, but not until completing the tour in support of Heart Break did the threesome decide to make the break from New Edition official.
Bell Biv Devoe's debut album Poison has a variety of producers, including Jam and Lewis, Guy's Timmy Gatling, and Public Enemy's Hank Shocklee and Keith Shocklee.
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