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Bell Biv DeVoe


Wednesday, December 27, 2017 7:30PM
Mead Theatre - Schuster Center

Bell Biv DeVoe
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Multi-platinum group Bell Biv Devoe -- Ricky Bell, Mike Bivins and Ron Devoe -- are back with "Run," the Erick Sermon-produced single that captures the BBD sound with hip hop beats, R&B harmonies and new jack swing. The group also announces the January 27, 2017 release of its anticipated new album, "Three Stripes =." (BBD) have been bridging the gap between R&B and Hip-Hop music with a pop-feel-appeal-to-it for more than 25 years. A direct byproduct of the hugely successful 1980's vocal quintet “New Edition”, “BBD” merged the irresistible sounds of Hip-Hop beats, New Jack Swing and R&B harmonies The group's wildly successful debut album Poison sold 4 million copies and featured 4 classic hits. In addition to the Platinum selling title track, the album featured "Do Me," "When Will I See You Smile Again," and "BBD...I Thought It Was Me." BBD's follow up album, "WBBD-Bootcity” (A Remix LP)“ sold over 700,000 units, while the 1993 album Hootie Mack was gold-certified.

Presently Ricky, Mike and Ron are stronger today than ever before. Since the early days with New Edition, BBD has sold over 20 million albums worldwide and has won the hearts of millions of fans globally. BET has announced the 2017 premiere of The New Edition Story, a 3-part miniseries chronicling the lives and careers of Bell, Bivins and DeVoe and the other New Edition members. More info on will be announced shortly.

BBD’s many accolades include numerous Grammy nominations, three American Music Awards, two Soul Train Awards, countless “Keys to The City,” as well as an abundance of esteemed salutations for their many humanitarian efforts. Most recently Ricky, Mike and Ron were bestowed (along with Ralph, Bobby & Johnny) with the 2013 Soul Train Music Awards Lifetime Achievement honor. BBD’s extraordinary accomplishments have set them apart from their peers and have cemented them as pioneering icons in their own right.

Opening Act: Demetria McKinney
Vocal powerhouse Demetria McKinney is a triple threat in the truest sense of the term. She is an award-winning actress who has played diverse roles on the big and small screens as well as the stage. She is a talented singer with a rich voice requiring zero studio enhancements. And she is a skillful songwriter who generously expresses emotions in a way that instantly connects with listeners.