Special Guests SWV, *En Vogue
Bell Biv Devoe – Ricky Bell, Mike Bivins, and Ron Devoe – have been bridging the gap between R&B and Hip-Hop music with a pop-feel-appeal-to-it for more than 25 years. A direct by-product of the hugely successful 1980’s vocal quintet “New Edition”, “BBD” merged the irresistible sounds of Hip-Hop beats, New Jack Swing and R&B harmonies.
The group’s wildly successfully debut album Poison sole 4 million copies and feature 4 classic hits. In addition to the Platinum selling title track, the album featured “Do Me,” “When Will I See You Smile Again,” and “BBD…I Thought It Was Me.” BBD’s follow up album, “WBBD-Bootcity” (A Remix LP)” sold over 700,000 units, while the 1993 album Hootie Mack was gold-certified.
Presently Ricky, Mike and Ron are stronger today than ever before. Since the early days with New Edition, BBD has sold over 20 million albums worldwide and has won the hearts of millions of fans globally. BBD’s many accolades include numerous Grammy nominations, three American Music Awards, two Soul Train Awards, countless “Keys to The City,’ as well as an abundance of esteemed salutations for their many humanitarian efforts. Most recently Ricky, Mike and Ron were bestowed (along with Ralph, Bobby, Johnny) with the 2013 Soul Train Music Awards Lifetime Achievement honor and their early music careers were dramatized in BET’s The New Edition Story, a 3-part miniseries chronicling the lives of BBD and the other New Edition members. BBD’s extraordinary accomplishments have set them apart from their peers and have cemented them as pioneering icons in their own right.