New Edition receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
buzzz worthy. . .
January 23, 2017 — New Edition were honored today with their very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. New Edition is a boy band formed in Boston who rose to fame in the early 80’s. All members were in attendance which consists of Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe and Johnny Gill.
The fans didn’t let the L.A. rain stop them from coming from far and wide to attend the Ceremony, given by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Those also in attendance included BET and The New Edition Story—BET’s Jesse Collins, Marvin McIntyre (Artist Development worked with New Edition) , Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (co-wrote and produced many of the band’s hit songs, including “If It Isn’t Love,” “Can You Stand the Rain” and “You’re Not My Kind of Girl,”), Manager Brooke Payne, BET’s The New Edition Story Cast— Bryshere Y. Gray, Melvin Jackson Jr., Yvette Nicole Brown, Elijah Kelley, Keith Powers, Algee Smith, and Luke James.
New Edition’s Manager Brooke Payne, gave a touching speech of how the group started off in Boston to their humbled moment on the Walk of Fame.
New Edition’s group member Ricky Bell took the podium to speak on behalf of New Edition. He spoke of how he knew the other group members since they were 7 & 8 years old. His words took on a spiritual and inspirational note,. speaking of how hard it has been to keep the group together “Sometimes there are forces that try to stop you…..Keep us in your prayers.”
Ricky Bell further explained how the rise to get this far has been a tough road, but how he is humbled and grateful that they made it this far. “We were just teenagers that wanted to make the ladies scream….We never thought that this day would come that we would make in on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”, says Ricky Bell.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony is part of a week-long celebration of all things New Edition. BET’s The New Edition Story is 3 night miniseries chronicling the ups and downs of legendary music group New Edition from their humble beginnings in Boston to individual solo success and everything in between.