- Bell Biv DeVoe
Infobox musical artist
Name = Bel Biv Devoe
Img_capt = Bel Biv Devoe
Background = group_or_band
Alias = BBD
Origin = Boston,
Genre = R&B
New jack swingPop Hip hop
Years_active = 1978–present (with New Edition) 1990–present (as Bell Biv Devoe)
Current_members = Ricky "Slick" Bell Michael "Biv" Bivins Ronnie "R.D." DeVoe
Bel Biv DeVoe was a successful splinter group of
New Editionthat consisted of three previous members, Ricky Bell (a.k.a. Slick), Michael Bivins(Biv), and Ronnie DeVoe(R.D.).
Bel Biv DeVoe began to take shape in the late 1980s, but not until completing the tour in support of "
Heart Break" did the threesome decide to make the break from New Edition official. At the suggestion of producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, they chose to chart their own course.
Bel Biv Devoe's debut album "Poison" has a variety of producers, including
Dr. Freezeand Spyderman, Wolf & Epic (Richard Wolf & Bret "Epic" Mazur), Guy's Timmy Gatling, and Public Enemy's Hank Shockleeand Keith Shocklee. As a result, Bell Biv DeVoe's first album "Poison" has a larger new jack swingcomposition as compared to New Editionreleases. BBD was a pioneering group that was the first to successfully combine hip-hop with R&B & pop. The CD was released in 1990, and its title track became a #1 hit on the R&B chart. The singles that followed were " Do Me!", "B.B.D. (I Thought It Was Me)?", "When Will I See You Smile Again", and "Dope!" (the latter was retitled "She's Dope!" upon release due to the rising drug abuseamong children). "Poison" sold over three million copies. The remix album " WBBD-Bootcity! The Remixes", with the Wolf & Epic produced "Word To The Mutha!" as accompanying single, was released the next year and was certified gold.
Bel Biv Devoe sold in excess of 4 million albums, prompting performances on the 1990 American Music Awards and other such ceremonies.
Bivins took time off from recording to search for new talent and bring together the East Coast Family, discovering and producing debut albums for the groups for
Another Bad Creationand Boyz II Men. Bell Biv DeVoe's second album, "Hootie Mack", was released in 1993 and spawned the singles "Gangsta", "Above The Rim", "Something In Your Eyes" and "Show Me the Way".
In 1996, Bel, Bivins, and DeVoe participated in the reunion of New Edition and toured in support of the CD "Home Again" on the MCA record label. In 2002, Bell Biv DeVoe's third album, "B.B.D.", was released. This latest effort saw Bell Biv Devoe exploring a more,
hardcore rapstyle/ R&Bapproach. It received mixed reviews and not much commercial success.
Ronnie DeVoe is now a real estate agent in the Atlanta, Georgia area but still remains with New Edition. [ [http://www.thedevoeteam.com Moving to Georgia, Atlanta's Top Realtors Ron DeVoe of 'New Edition' (404)233-9996 ] ] He is very passionate about nutrition, especially healthy eating, and is currently collaborating with the group Viking Pimps on their up-coming album.
*In October 2004 "Poison" appeared in the popular
videogame, playing on R&B, Soul radio station CSR 103.9. Michael was also the DJ of that station. He is known as Phillip "P.M." Michaels in the game.
Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machineparodies " Do Me" on their 2005 album " Aperitif for Destruction".
*The group was referenced in the Scrubs episode My Kingdom, mentioned in the pilot episode of the CBS show
Northern Exposure, and also featured in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Airepisode "The Butler Did It".
*The band was featured in collectible Taco Bell cups in the early nineties.
*The group was referenced as "number one in the charts" in a
Kids in the Hallsketch from 1991.
*On the animated show
Drawn Together, one of the main characters, Foxxy Love, mentions on at least two occasions that she has a chance to see Bell Biv Devoe in concert.
*On the CBS show
How I Met Your Mother, when the character Marshall is wearing parachute pants in the season two episode "Stuff," Ted says, "By the way, Bell Biv Devoe called. Even they don't want those pants back."
Poisonwas featured in the 2008 film Pineapple Express.
Madvillainsong Fancy Clown refers to 'poison like BBD first cassette'.
* [http://www.artnomad.com/bbd/ Official website] "(Contains some broken links)"
* [http://www.myspace.com/thesporty Michael Bivins Official MySpace page]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvVZegDnbJU "Poison" featured on Scrubs]
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