In honor of the New Edition story that premiered on BET last weekend, we have compiled a playlist on TMJ!’s Spotify. Not only does the playlist include NE’s best hits, but features Bobby Brown, Bell Biv DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill’s most popular songs as well. We even dug up some of Ricky Bell’s and Michael Bivins’ other songs, like the Boyz II Men remix of “Motown Philly”.
If you haven’t watched the 3-part biopic on BET, make sure you do. Check BET for listings or watch the episodes directly on BET.com. As an ’80s /’90s kid, New Edition, Bobby Brown, Bell Biv DeVoe along with the Michael Bivins’ proteges Boyz II Men was part of the soundtrack to my childhood.
Unlike the unauthorized made-for-TV life stories on Lifetime (have you seen the preview for the Britney Spears one?), the New Edition Story was co-produced by the members of the group.
Watch NE grow up as pop stars, while still living in the projects and fighting for the spotlight. While the band had their differences, the message of the story is clear: family always sticks together.