Oct 25, 2019
New Edition is an American R&B group from the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, formed in 1981. The group reached its height of popularity in the 1980s. During the group's first experience with fame in 1983, its members were Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ronnie DeVoe and Ralph Tresvant.
Tresvant was the lead singer on most of the songs. Bobby Brown was voted out of the group in 1985 and embarked on a solo career. The group continued for a time with its remaining four members, but eventually recruited singer Johnny Gill, who would be introduced on their 1988 album Heart Break. The group went on hiatus in 1990, while its various members worked on side projects, such as the group Bell Biv DeVoe. Gill and Tresvant also recorded successful solo albums.
1981–1985: Rise to stardom
The group scored its big break in 1981, performing at the local Hollywood Talent Night held at Boston's Strand Theatre by singer/producer Maurice Starr. The first prize was $500 and a recording contract. Though the group came in second place, an impressed Starr decided to bring the group to his studio the following day to record what would become their debut album, Candy Girl. Released in 1983 on New York producer Arthur Baker's Streetwise Records, the album featured the hits:
candy girl, is this the end, and popcorn love or Jealous love
The first single “Candy Girl" is an R&B and bubblegum Released in November 1982, it is the first single from their debut album The song hit number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the 31st best-selling single of the year.which went to number one on both the American R&B singles chart and the UK singles chart. This show is devoted to the fight of rhythm artists to get on mainstream or. top 40 stations as you will here the r and b charts is where this music loved for so long..
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Outro show resell the album )
"Is This The End", release 2 from the “new Edition”it is from 1983 written and produced by Maurice Starr, and is the second single from their debut album, Candy Girl. An R&B hit, the single peaked at number eight on the R&B singles chart and at number eighty-five pop. Ralph Tresvant sings primary lead, with Ricky Bell handling the bridge. This is as good as anything Michel or the Jackson five ever cut that’s a rewind promise.. I didn’t invent this stuff. But I was there you hear me say a lot.. I was right there
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Pop Corn Love / ”Jealous Girl",
"Popcorn Love”/Jealous Girl is a single by New Edition, released on August 6, 1983. It was released as the third and final single from their debut album, Candy Girl on the Streetwise label. The single read #25 on the R&B chart. Another Bad Creation covered "Popcorn Love"'s flip side, "Jealous Girl" (in a slightly extended version) on July 23, 1991, which also reached #25 on the R&B chart. Mase recorded a parody of "Jealous Girl" for his Harlem World album, called "Jealous Guy", with him, 112 and Puff Daddy singing like New Edition but with altered lyrics.
Clip popcorn love
thats the the third single and final release for the new edition and their debut effort
Next up for the growing young men from the Roxbury neighborhood in Boston. New Edition is the second studio album released by the American quintet that we’re studying this week on the OSR . the self titled album New Edition was released in North America on July 6, 1984 . It was their first album on MCA Records. It was also their first album without manager/producer Maurice Starr who would depart from the group during the making of the album after the group accused him of stealing their monetary earnings from their platinum debut.
Maurice Starr to this day, steadfastly denied taking the boys' earnings from them. The dispute came after the group members received their checks in their mailboxes only to discover that they were only given $1.87 despite the success of their debut album, Candy Girl and their accompanying US tour.
Angered,,, New Edition filed a lawsuit against Starr and demanded out of their contract. Starr relented and gave the boys the freedom to leave. The bitter split eventually led to Starr's creating "the white New Edition": New Kids on the Block. Which will get their own show on the old school rewind. They re a big part of the door being flung open with linn drums and Roland 808 music. NKOTB was dope. That’s for the haters and for another weeks podcast..
Meanwhile, the boys left Starr's label, the independent Streetwise Records and signed a new contract through Jump & Shoot Productions with MCA. Being given a bevy of producers including R&B mainstay Ray Parker, Jr. and writer-producer Mike Sembello of "Maniac" fame among them, the group released their self-titled second album in the summer of 1984 to huge success. The NEW EDITION album was produced by Vincent Brantley & Rick Timas, Grammy-nominated producer Michael Sembello & Richard Rudolph, Ray Parker, Jr. and Peter Bunetta and Rick Chudacoff. The album reached #6 on the Billboard 200 the R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart (where it peaked for five weeks). and #1 on the Irish Albums Chart,
The Release and reaction Thanks to more thorough promotion and music tailored for more of a mainstream audience, New Edition won new fans upon the release of this album. The first two singles: "Cool It Now" and "Mr. Telephone Man" both became top twenty pop hits and reached number one on the R&B singles chart. The album peaked at number six on the Billboard pop albums chart and number one on the R&B albums chart. It later spawned the top forty pop hit with the ballad "Lost in Love" and the uptempo top forty R&B single, "My Secret (Didja Gitit Yet?)". The album was certified double-platinum. This album was also promoted under a more clean-cut pop image for the group, much different from the streetwise persona they had during their first album, a marketing decision that various group members would later admit that they weren't thrilled about at the time.
New Edition the album release 1
spun off the top five hit "Cool It Now" "Cool It Now" is a
1984 hit single by American group New Edition, and is the
first single from their eponymous second album, New Edition.
In the US, the song entered the Hot Black Singles chart on
September 1, 1984. The song peaked at number 4 in January 1985
on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. With the group now
signed to MCA Records, "Cool It Now" (and the album from which
it came) was given more extensive and widespread promotion than any
single from their previous album (which had been released through a
smaller, independent label), and helped bring the group a bigger
fan base. The song was the group's first top 10 pop single, peaking
at number four on the pop chart, and their second number
one R&B hit.
The song is notable for a midsection rap recited by lead singer Ralph Tresvant, which calls out the rest of the group: "Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, and Mike." In later years, the rap has been changed to include "Johnny" for the last member to join, Johnny Gill, either including his name as a fifth name called out or replacing "Bobby".
Mr. Telephone Man", release 2
Mr. Telephone Man" is a song by New Edition, and the second single from their eponymous second album, New Edition. Released as a single, by December 8, 1984, it was being added to the most "Hot Black" radio station playlists.
"Mr. Telephone Man" included lead vocals from Ralph Tresvant, Ricky Bell and Bobby Brown with a rap by Michael Bivins and was written by Ray Parker Jr. The song was originally recorded by teenage singer Junior Tucker, who included the song on his self-titled debut album on Geffen Records in 1983. Parker produced the original version as well as the cover by New Edition.
The single reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and was the group's third number-one single on the Black Singles chart. Mixes included the instrumental and the "Extended Version".
"Lost in Love" is a 1985 ballad by R&B/pop
group New Edition, and is the third single from their
eponymous second album, New Edition. Released in early 1985,
the song peaked at #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 and
#6 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart.
The single version for "Lost in Love" features some instruments that are beefed up and vocal parts towards the end that are cut and mixed with Ralph's lead vocals as compared to the original album version. On this version, Bobby Brown's high harmony part can be heard prominently from the bridge out. This alternate version is found on both their 2004 greatest hits album Hits and their 2005 greatest hits compilation Gold.
While promoting their second album, the group was dismayed to realize that they weren't actually signed to MCA Records, but instead with the production company Jump and Shoot, which had its own deal with MCA; subsequently, all business matters pertaining to the group were controlled by the former. To buy themselves out of the stifling production deal, each of the five members borrowed $100,000 from MCA. Though it effectively separated the group from Jump and Shoot and allowed them to sign a new (and very long-term) contract to record for MCA directly, they were now in mortgage to the label. As a result, the group would be forced to continually record and tour during this period in order to pay off its debt.