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Bell Biv DeVoe, SWV, & En Vogue Team Up for Spring/Summer Tour

90s R&B fans get ready! Three of the decade’s biggest acts have joined forces for a spring/summer 2017 tour!

Hot of the release of their comeback album Three Stripes, Bell Biv DeVoe have announced their “Three Stripes Tour.”  The North American trek will include R&B powerhouse groups, En Vogue — who will be promoting their upcoming album Electric Cafe, and SWV — who are continuing to support their most recent release, Still.

For the first time ever, these extraordinary artists are taking the stage together in what promises to deliver memorable performances filled with funk, soul, and harmony.  On select dates, Guy will join the bill as well.

The tour kicks off today (May 13) in Jacksonville, Florida and travels to 16 cities including Atlanta, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Dallas and more before closing August 6 in Columbia, Maryland.

See all the tour dates below.

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Stream Bell Biv DeVoe’s Comeback Album ‘Three Stripes’

Get up! It’s a throwback party today with the release of Bell Biv DeVoe‘s brand new comeback album Three Stripes.

The R&B legends have aptly released their first album in nearly 16 years right on the heels of the epically executed New Edition BET biopic, The New Edition Story. The 10-track album has been preceded by the Eric Sermon-produced single “Run” and recently released follow-up “I’m Betta” produced by Kay Gee of Naughty by Nature. The LP also includes some exciting collaborations with SWV (“Finally”) and Boyz II Men (“One More Try”).

Talking about the album, Ricky Bell told Music Choice: “Us as performers, as writers, as producers we’re a lot better now [compared to their debut album]. Song for song, if you match “Don’t Go” up with “Do Me” or whatever, on a performance side, we’re a whole lot better. We are mindful of where our fans are and where we are, it’s age appropriate. The grooves are mad sexy, the melodies are catchy, subject matters are just right up your alley of whatever is going on today and with relationships. Besides ‘Poison’ it’s our best work.”

A bold statement, but one that is also backed up by their inspiration and desire to create a work that they were equally proud of, compared to their massive debut with the Poison album.

Stream BBD’s Three Stripes below, do you think they came wit it?

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Bell Biv DeVoe Visit ‘The Breakfast Club,’ Talk ‘The New Edition Story,’ Memories From Early Years & More

On Thursday morning (Jan. 26), Bell Biv DeVoe stopped by “The Breakfast Club” to talk about BET’s “The New Edition Story,” new album and much more.

In the 50-minute interview, the guys discuss how authentic the movie is and reveal some things that were left out of the film. They spoke about why they formed BBD instead of going solo, why Bobby Brown was hesitant of being involved in the film, their hit song “Poison” and more.

The cast of the film also stopped by to talk about playing their parts, learning the dance moves, enduring a 30-day boot camp in preparation, and more.

The final installment of the mini-series airs tonight at 9p/8c on BET. Watch the lengthy interview below.

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Video: Bell Biv DeVoe – I’m Betta

Only days after debuting the new song, BBD have returned to keep the hype going for their new album Three Stripes, with a music video for “I’m Betta.”

The visuals catch the R&B trio between different cities, including Boston and New York, as they record with producer Kay Gee of Naughty by Nature, perform in Times Square, and do a radio interview.

Bell Biv DeVoe’s new album, Three Stripes, is slated to hit stores and streaming services on Friday, Jan. 27. In addition to releasing their first studio album in 16 years, BBD – as original members of New Edition – celebrate the release of the highly anticipated 3-night biopic, The New Edition Story, which debuted Tuesday night (Jan. 24) on BET.

Check out their new video below.

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ThisisRnB Presents: 17 R&B Albums to Sweat in 2017

Producing the soundtrack to a year that brought us both huge ups and downs, 2016 was arguably one of the better years for R&B that we’ve seen in a while. With releases from the likes of Queen Bey, her sister Solange, Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, and Tank, it’s hard to imagine how 2017 could ever out do last year. Trust us though, this year definitely won’t see a shortage of good tunes.

As R&B artists continue to blur the genre lines, expect to hear more variety from your faves. Whether you’re into traditional R&B, something with a little more funk, trap-soul, electronic- or alternative-R&B, 2017 is sure to have something crafted just for you.

A class of much talked about newcomers, including Kehlani, and Jacquees, will deliver highly awaited debuts. Exciting follow-up 2nd and 3rd albums are expected from the likes of Jhené Aiko and August Alsina. And with vets like Trey Songz and Ne-Yo prepping comebacks, there are plenty of projects that are sure to top most fans sweat lists.

Take a look at the albums that we are most excited to see and hear this year, with our “17 R&B Albums To Sweat in 2017” below!

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New Music: Bell Biv DeVoe – I’m Betta

Legendary trio Bell Biv DeVoe is readying the release of their anticipated comeback album, Three Stripes, due out on Friday (Jan. 27).

To continue building the hype, the group have released their 3rd track off the project, the instant grat track “I’m Betta,” which fans can receive when they pre-order the album on iTunes.

“You don’t gots to cry no more, baby / You don’t gots to hurt no more / Cause treat you baby way betta / Do the things that he’ll neva / Just face it baby I’m betta,” they sing.

The upbeat song was produced by hitmaker Kay Gee of ’90s rap group Naughty by Nature, and follows the surprise duet “Finally” with SWV, and the album’s first single “Run.”

You can take a listen to “I’m Betta” below, and pre-order Three Stripes on iTunes now.

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New Music: Bell Biv DeVoe feat. SWV – Finally

The ultimate ’90s collabo has finally happened! Bell Biv DeVoe have released their latest single “Finally” and it features fellow ’90s R&B icons, SWV.  Opposite of their Biggie inspired single, “Run,” “Finally” is a sweet ballad about finding love that lasts. Reminiscent of the ’90s with a 2017 twist, old and new school fans will dig this feel good groove.

Ricky and Coco pledge devotion to each other as he sings to her, “You give me everything so I’mma give you more … when you Finally get it right …that’s how it feels when I’m with you.” She responds with her signature lilt, “You are so secure and I mean that / Some reciprocation is all that I’ve been missing / I’ve found myself in you … I’d be proud to say  ‘I do…”

This is definitely a dope marketing move by both groups as they are currently on tour together. The New Edition three-day biopic is set to start airing on BET January 24 and BBD’s first album in 15 years Three Stripes, is due out on January 27.  SWV was profiled on the season premiere of TV One’s “Unsung” this past Wednesday (Jan. 4).

“Finally” is available on iTunes now. Stream it below via Spotify.

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New Music: Bell Biv DeVoe – Happy Holidays

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With their comeback single “Run” running up the R&B billboard charts, Bell Biv DeVoe have a lot to celebrate this year.

Getting in the holiday spirit the R&B trio have unveiled their cheerful rendition of “Happy Holidays” to get fans ready for Christmas 2016. With the jingle bell based track, Ricky, Mike and Ronnie bring together family, friends, and lovers on their ode to the holidays, which is a cover of New Edition’s “Happy Holidays To You,” off the group’s 1985 Christmas album, Christmas All Over the World, that was also a cover of The Whispers original of the same name.

“People really need one another / Man, woman, boy, girl, sister, and brother / We wish to wish happy holidays to you,” they sing.

BBD are gearing up for the release of their comeback album Three Stripes, which is due out January 27.

Take a listen below.

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