From BBD’s House to the White House

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From BBD’s House to the White House

From BBD’s House to the White House

Started in Boston now they're here.

Published November 1, 2016

  1. 1990 - at the Apollo
    Bell Biv DeVoe on 7/3/91 in Milwaukee, Wi. (Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage)
    (Photo: Paul Natkin/WireImage)

    BBD performs "Poison" in front of a hype crowd. 

  2. 1994 - on Soul Train
    THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR -- "The Butler Did It" Episode 11 -- Pictured: (l-r) Alfonso Ribeiro as Carlton Banks, Ricky Bell as Himself (as Bell Biv Devoe), Will Smith as William 'Will' Smith, Michael Lamone Bivins as Himself (as Bell Biv Devoe), Ronald De Voe as Himself (as Bell Biv Devoe) -- Photo by: Ron Tom/NBCU Photo Bank
    (Photo: Ron Tom/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images)

    Back in '94, BBD crushed it on Soul Train

  3. 1998 - at The American Music Awards
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27:  Bell Biv Devoe attends 18th Annual American Music Awards on January 27, 1991 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
    (Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

    Taking their act to new heights, BBD elevated the AMAs.

  4. 2007 - at Steve Rifkind's House for Gabrielle Union's BDay
    Bell Biv DeVoe performs at DJ Cassidy's 27th birthday party at Cipriani 23rd Street on July 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
    (Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

    Who knew MJ loved BBD so much?

  5. 2009 - at the 9th Annual BET Awards
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28: Bell Biv DeVoe posing in the pressroom for the 2009 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on June 28, 2009.  (Photo: Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
    (Photo: Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

    We've always loved our baes BBD and their performance at the BET Awards in '09 was another chance for us to get a good look at them. 

  6. 2011 - on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon'
    LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 399 -- Pictured: Musical Guest Bell Biv DeVoe performs on February 23, 2011  (Photo by Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
    (Photo: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

    You know you've made it when you hit late night television.

  7. 2013 - at TD Garden
    HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 13: Band member Bell Biv DeVoe perform during halftime of the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs game in a NFL game on September 13, 2015 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images)

    As always, BBD shows their hometown the most love. Here, they performed in memory of those lost in the Boston Marathon bombing. 

  8. 2015 - on 'Lip Sync Battle'
    ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 28:  (L-R) Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie Devoe of Bell Biv Devoe perform in concert at Chastain Park Amphitheater on August 28, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

    Michael Strahan enlisted some help from the professionals for his big appearance on Lip Sync Battle.

  9. 2016 - at Barclay's Center
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12:  (Top to bottom) Recording artists Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell, and Michael Bivins of Bell Biv DeVoe perform onstage at the BODY at ESPYS Event on July 12th at Avalon Hollywood.  (Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for ESPN)
    (Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for ESPN)

    From Beantown to BK. Now they'll be hitting the lawn at the White House. Not bad for some boys from Boston. 

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)

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