BET Awards 2017 | Behind the Lights of New Edition

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 06:  (L-R) Ronnie Devoe, Mike Bivins, Johnny Gill, Ricky Bell, Ralph Tresvant, Bobby Brown of New Edition attend the 2013 Essence Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on July 6, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

BET Awards 2017 | Behind the Lights of New Edition

Check out why New Edition is more than just a singing group.

PUBLISHED ON : JUNE 13, 2017 / 08:57 AM

  1. Charitable Work
    LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 06:  Johnny Gill attends the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images)

    You may know the members of New Edition as legendary singers with music that will stand the test of time, but they're also caring people who help charities! New Edition member, Johnny Gill is a perfect example of stars helping the world. He is heavily involved with charities. Last year he recevied the 2016 Autism Beyond the Label Award for his recognized work as being an Autism hero. He's definitely a role model!

  2. Walk This Walk
    HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 23:  (L-R) Ralph Tresvant, Michael Bivins, Johnny Gill, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell and Bobby Brown pose as New Edition is Honored with Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame on January 23, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)

    Yes, you might have already heard about the amazing news, but we just had to add it here! On January 23rd, 2017 New Edition finally received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The group received the 2,600th star a day before their epic "New Edition Story" biopic aired right here on BET.

  3. Performing For A Cause
    HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 17:  (L-R) Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell and Michael Bivins of Bell Biv DaVoe perform onstage during the 3rd Annual Hilarity for Charity Variety Show to benefit the Alzheimer's Association, presented by Genworth, at Hollywood Palladium on October 17, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Hilarity For Charity)
    (Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Hilarity For Charity)

    Group members, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe of Bell Biv DeVoe (BBD) performed at the 3rd Annual Hilary for Charity Variety Show event in 2014. This charity event was founded by comedian Seth Rogan and Lauren Miller Rogen to help raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease.

  4. The Man of the Past 8 Years
    Bell Biv Devoe perform during â  BET Presents: LOVE & HAPPINESS, AN OBAMA CELEBRATIONâ   at the White House on October 21, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo: BET)
    (Photo: BET)

    BBD were amongst the star studded crowd and performers at BET's send off celebration for President Barack Obama! The group had the crowd on their fit and pumping their fists as they celebrated President Obama! BBD & the other members of New Edition always know how to rock a crowd.

  5. Creating Superstars!
    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30:  Michael Bivins aka BBD attend the BBD Dinner at Jimmy's on January 30, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
    (Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

    In the New Edition Story biopic, we got to see a quick glimpse of Michael Bivins interacting with boy band Boys II Men and ultimately signing them. They weren't the only group that Michael Bivins had a key role in fostering their careers. Other groups included: Another Bad Creation, 702 and MC Brains. These groups were signed to his distribution label Biv 10 Records at Motown Records

  6. From King of Stage to King of Kitchen

    Bobby Brown is known for rocking the stage but did you know he also knows how to rock the kitchen? Bobby Brown is actually an amazing cook and has his own cooking website! His site, features sauces, seasonings and receipes!

  7. From On Stage to Backstage
    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 01:  Ralph Tresvant from New Edition performs on stage during the 2016 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca Cola at the Louisiana Superdome on July 1, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for 2016 Essence Festival)
    (Photo: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for 2016 Essence Festival)

    Ralph Tresvant is known as the lead vocalist along with Johnny Gill in New Edition. After his time on stage, he took his talents behind the scenes and uses his voice to power his radio show "Inside the Ride" on Boston's WZBR 1410 AM.

  8. Big Things

    Each New Edition member is successful in their own way and Ronnie DeVoe is no exception. DeVoe has a real estate company called DeVoe Real Estate in Georgia. The real estate company is highly rated and said to be very successful! He proves to be accomplished in all of his endeavors!

Written by Essie Acolatse

(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)


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