Before their lives are detailed in a new biopic, New Edition nabs a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Pics and videos inside…
We’re patiently waiting to see the BET miniseries “The New Edition Story,” a biopic that will give fans a behind-the-scenes look from their humble beginnings to their rise to fame. But before we get into their journey to the top of the music charts, the legendary R&B group was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday. Woot!
New Edition members Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill (and their families) were all in attendance for the ceremony to accept the 2,600th star on the Walk of Fame.
The group was created in 1983 in Boston, Massachusetts and ended up mesmerizing audiences for more than 30 years with their vocal harmonies, choreographed shows and lively performances. They brought us the soundtrack of our lives with hits like “Candy Girl,” “Can You Stand The Rain,” “Cool It Now” and “Mr. Telephone Man.”
New Edition was the blueprint for boy bands that followed. The group garnered 18-multi platinum albums, nabbed 4 American Music Awards, 14 No. 1 records and countless Billboard Top 20 hits, according to the Walk of Fame website.
Breaking away from the band, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe found success with their group Bell-Biv-DeVoe. Meanwhile, Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant also found success with their solo careers.
It’s a long time coming, but the group is finally getting the recognition they deserve.
Peep a clip of the guys unveiling their star below:
Beyond grateful! It is written in stone! #hollywoodwalkoffame
A video posted by Ricky Bell (@mrrickybell) on Jan 23, 2017 at 1:40pm PST
112 member Q Parker came out to celebrate with the fellas, posting a touching tribute to the group on Instagram writing, “Im saying ” @617mikebiv thank you for inspiring me and my group. You guys truly set the standard for many groups that came after you, INCLUDING 112! Thank you mike, I LOVE YOU/YOU GUYS! #legends #icons #hollywoodWalkOfFame”
Check out the full ceremony below:
“The New Edition Story” will air as a six-hour, three-night event kicking off tonight at 9pm EST on BET.
Photos: Star Traks/Q’s IG/@neweditionbet