TOP SIX MEMBERS OF NEW EDITION
This list should be predictable to any and all who are familiar with the 80's boy band to rule all boy bands.
- •Bobby BrownBobby invented charisma. And, Whitney was right, he is the King of R&B. All of this despite having only 2 quality albums.
- •Ralph TresvantI once told Ralph Tresvant I appreciated the hard work they put into the New Edition reunion album. He looked at me with the most tired eyes I had ever seen and told me, "you have no idea how hard it was."
- •Ricky BellRicky's voice requires a lot of getting used to. But the blend of real hip-hop with R&B melodies and actual (not imitation) hip-hop vocabulary made BBD's debut album one of the best of the decade. So his voice gets a pass.
- •Ronnie DevoeNeither Ronnie not Mike sing nor rap well. But Ronnie gets the advantage for being pretty and winning over every girl in my school between 1st and 12th grade.
- •Michael BivinsMike never made a song better. But he also never ruined a song. Which is why he gets the advantage over number 6.
- •Johnny GillIn theory, Johnny is a better singer than the others. In reality, he oversings to the point of completely dismantling the beauty of any melody crafted by songwriters Jam & Lewis.