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Bell Biv DeVoe

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Boasting their “hip-hop smoothed from the R&B hint using a pop-feel-appeal to it,” Bell Biv DeVoe spun faraway from New Edition following mother or father group’s tour to get 1988’s Heart Break. Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe, all primary associates of New Model, complied using the urging of this album’s makers, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and began fresh with a far more street-oriented method of modern R&B. The trio enlisted a number of producers for his or her debut, including Dr. Freeze, Hank and Keith Shocklee, and Eric Sadler, the second option three of whom got worked thoroughly with Public Foe. The sound of this recording, Poison, was quite unlike anything in New Edition’s adolescent pop-R&B repertoire: the beats had been funkier, the lyrics and vocals had been overtly intimate, and there have been just two ballads, both which had been buried on the next side. The name monitor topped the Billboard R&B/hip-hop graph, reached number 3 on the Popular 100, and finally went platinum. All the four additional singles through the recording was, at the very least, a high Ten R&B/hip-hop strike. The recording itself continued to market over four million copies within the U.S. and spawned WBBD: Bootcity!, a 1991 remix recording. Its edition of “Term towards the Mutha!” included fellow New Release members Bobby Brownish, Ralph Tresvant, and Johnny Gill. On the other hand, Bivins created the so-called East Coastline Family members, a collective who attained mainstream success using the debut albums from Another Poor Creation and Boyz II Guys. In 1992, BBD and Tresvant had been highlighted on Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson’s number 1 R&B/hip-hop one “THE VERY BEST Things in Lifestyle Are Totally free,” documented for the Mo’ Cash soundtrack. The next calendar year finally brought the next proper BBD record, Hootie Mack. Significantly less popular compared to the debut, it do achieve gold position with U.S. product sales over half-a-million. A very much lengthier BBD break was extended by all three associates’ involvement in a fresh Model reunion, however the trio came back in 2001 with BBD, a brash established that didn’t generate any charting singles. New Model subsequently became energetic once again, mainly being a touring respond. All six associates celebrated NE’s 30th wedding anniversary in 2011, plus they recognized a Soul Teach Lifetime Accomplishment Award the next calendar year. In 2017, BBD came back with Three Stripes, released exactly the same week Wager aired the very first bout of the mini-series THE BRAND NEW Model Story.

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Full Name Bell Biv DeVoe
Parents Flo DeVoe
Awards American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album - Group, Band or Duo, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist, American Music Award for Favorite Dance New Artist
Music Songs Poison, When Will I See You Smile Again?, Do Me!, The Best Things in Life Are Free, Something In Your Eyes, Word to the Mutha!, I Do Need You., Run, She's Dope!, I’m Betta, B.B.D. ?, Gangsta, Let Me Know Something?!, Above the Rim, All Dat There, Finally, Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike, Ralph and Johnny !, In My Crib, Ain’t Nut’in’ Changed!, Sic Wit It, Ghetto Booty, Da Hot Sh**, One More Try, Shorty Gone Get It, Dance B****, Dope!, Show Me The Way, Since I Blew, Hot Damn, From The Back, Find A Way, Don’t Go
Albums Three Stripes, Poison, Hootie Mack, BBD, WBBD-Bootcity!: The Remix Album, Zioin Soldier, Road Trip, Greatest Hits, 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Bell Biv DeVoe
Nominations MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single - Group, Band or Duo, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Group


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ballers 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lip Sync Battle 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2010-2015 TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes
Think Like a Man Too 2014 performer: "Do Me!", "Poison Think Like a Man Too Remix"
Dancing with the Stars 2012 TV Series 1 episode
American Reunion 2012 performer: "Poison"
Supernatural 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dance Central 2010 Video Game performer: "Poison"
Atop the Fourth Wall 2010 TV Series 1 episode
90210 2009 TV Series 1 episode
Pineapple Express 2008 performer: "Poison"
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance 2005-2006 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Scrubs 2006 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2005 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game performer: "Poison"
40 Days and 40 Nights 2002 performer: "Do Me!"
Pootie Tang 2001 performer: "Poison"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mo' Money 1992 performer: "The Best Things in Life Are Free"
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1991 TV Series performer - 1 episode
House Party 2 1991 performer: "Let Me Know Something" - as Bell Biv Devoe
Beverly Hills, 90210 1990 TV Series performer - 1 episode

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Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2017 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
Today 2017 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
Soul Train Awards Post Show 2016 TV Movie Himself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show 2016 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
The View 2014 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
Boston Strong an Evening of Support and Celebration 2013 TV Special Themselves
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Way Black When: Primetime 2011 TV Series Themselves - Performer
I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2005 TV Series documentary Themselves
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993 TV Series Himself
The 19th Annual American Music Awards 1992 TV Special Themselves
1991 MTV Video Music Awards 1991 TV Special Themselves
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1991 TV Series Themselves
The 18th Annual American Music Awards 1991 TV Special Themselves
1990 Billboard Music Awards 1990 TV Special Themselves
1990 MTV Video Music Awards 1990 TV Special Themselves - Performers

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The Insider 2017 TV Series Themselves

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