Picks and Pans Review: Where Are They Now? New Edition
Just a few kids from Boston who sang to stay off the streets, New Edition became 1983's hot boy band after releasing their debut, Candy Girl. They went on to sell more than 8 million albums thanks to hits like "Cool It Now," guest-star with David Hasselhoff on Knight Rider and rock bold fashion statements like space jackets, silver boots and Bobby Brown's Gumby fade. "I had a middle part in [my hair]—what was that?" says lead singer Ralph Tresvant, cringing. Even so, the girls went insane for them. "My Afro has been ripped out to the scalp," recalls Tresvant. As for that supposed feud with New Kids on the Block? "We've always been cool," says Johnny Gill, who sang at Donnie Wahlberg's wedding. In fact, the two groups just recorded a song for NKOTB's reunion album. "Our fans have stayed with us," says Ronnie DeVoe. Adds Brown: "And we're still here!"
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