The American Music Awards had a special treat for the R & B Old School. The popular boy group now grown men, “New Edition”. This group is a quick reminder of good times for 70’s and 80’s babies. These guys have managed to keep their careers going for 30 years, but there is a major obvious change.
Ralph Tresvant was the “candy girl” guy! He was the lead singer in the group. Tresvant currently hosts “Inside the Ride,” a radio show in his native Boston that combines R&B, hip hop, and soul, genres that Tresvant should know very well from his many years in the industry. And according to the BASS radio station, Tresvant kicked off his debut on the station with a charity drive.
Tresvant hasn’t released another solo album since his 1990 self-titled release. In 2008, he formed Heads of State, a new group featuring Bobby Brown, but they, too, have released little music and haven’t even toured in years.
After Tresvant left the group, singer Johnny Gill was found to take the place of the departed members. And while some stars might balk at singing backup to their replacement, Tresvant is a good enough sport to help propel Gill’s New Edition-featuring single “This One’s For Me And You” to the Billboard Charts.