New Edition broke on the scene in the early 80's with members Ralph Tresvant, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, and Bobby Brown. Their first hits Candy Girl, Mr. Telephone Man, and Cool It Now, would set the tone for their long lasting careers in the music industry. In 1985, Johnny Gill joined the group after Bobby Brown was voted out. Fast forward to 2017, there have been solo careers, but one thing remains the same, they are magic when they all come together.
January 2017, twinKonnections traveled to Los Angeles, CA to witness New Edition receive their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The weekend included a New Edition Star Luncheon, where several members of the group, Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, and Michael Bivins stopped by to Thank the Fans for their support.
Jan 23, 2017, the day of the Star unveiling, came with rain and cooler weather for LA, however, NE fans were ready to Stand the Rain. twinKonnections got in line around 5am to ensure a great spot to see the ceremony, which started around 11:30am. NE Fans kept the time moving by singing our favorite New Edition songs and meeting fans from all over. One fan even came from Australia to witness this once in a life time occasion. When it was finally time to move to the actual location for the Star ceremony, twinKonnections was elated to grab a spot right in front of the Star, well behind the baracades, but still a great view of the ceremony. Celebrities such as Judge Mathis and Sugar Ray Leonard were in attendance. Everyone who loves New Edition was there to witness history. Jammie Adams, STAR Team, spoke on behalf of the NE fans, Ricky Bell spoke on behalf of the group, and Brooke Payne, NE's Manager, thanked and reminded everyone that NE is the People's Group. History was made!
After the Star ceremony, twinKonnections made our way to a private star studded day party celebration for the group. Attendee's included Jon B, who performed New Edition's song "Can You Stand The Rain", Bill Bellamy, Actor and Comedian, Peter Gunz, Love and Hip Hop, just to name a few. The Wives of New Edition members spoke and thanked everyone for their support. Such a great way to celebrate New Edition.
Not only was New Edition honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame but their three night mini Series "The New Edition Story" aired on BET Jan 24 to 26th. The mini series chronicled the lives of the group. Of course twinKonnections, along with Models Making Moves, Simone on the Scene and A2 Marketing, had to host a viewing party for the final night of the mini series. The Sold out event was held at the Take 5 Lounge in Country Club Hills, IL on Jan 26th. The event was hosted by Kenya Simone from 106.3 Chicago and sounds by DJ Yella. The guests represented in New Edition Gear and showed their NE moves and knowledge to win various prizes. The Finale Night of 'The New Edition Story" was a night to remember. New Edition made history and will continue to warm the hearts of their fans. New Edition for Life!