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Bivins in January 2012
|Birth name||Michael Lamont Bivins|
|Also known as||Biv, M.B.|
|Born||August 10, 1968|
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
|Genres||New jack swing, R&B, hip hop|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, rapper, manager, producer|
|Labels||Sporty Rich Enterprises|
|Associated acts||New Edition, Bell Biv Devoe, Eazy-E, Boyz II Men, P. Diddy, Keyshia Cole, Jodeci|
Michael Lamont Bivins (born August 10, 1968) is an American singer, rapper, manager and producer, and a founding member of New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe.
Michael Bivins is one of the founding members of New Edition. When the group broke up he formed Bell Biv DeVoe with Ricky Bell and Ronnie DeVoe. The group is credited with being one of the pioneers of the new jack swing sound. Their debut album, Poison , peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 chart in 1990.
He also discovers, manages, and produces for other acts, most notably Another Bad Creation, MC Brains, Boyz II Men, and 702, all of whom were signed to his Motown distributed label Biv 10 Records. He serves as the music entrepreneur and A&R man of both of his own acts. He also has the New Edition Movie that he produced.
Boyz II Men is an American R&B vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, best known for emotional ballads and a cappella harmonies. They are currently a trio composed of baritone Nathan Morris alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman. During the 1990s, Boyz II Men found fame on Motown Records as a quartet including bass Michael McCary, who left the group in 2003 due to multiple sclerosis.
Bell Biv DeVoe, also known as BBD, is an American music group formed from members of the New Edition, consisting of Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe.
New Edition is an American R&B group from the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, formed in 1978. The group reached its height of popularity in the 1980’s. During the group's first experience with fame in 1983, its members were Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ronnie DeVoe and Ralph Tresvant. Johnny Gill joined the group years later to add continued success. Early hits included "Candy Girl," "Cool It Now," and "Mr. Telephone Man". Tresvant was the lead singer on most of the songs.
Ralph Edward Tresvant, is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer, best known as the lead singer of R&B group New Edition. As a solo artist, Tresvant released the album Ralph Tresvant (1990). In 2008, he began touring with Bobby Brown and Johnny Gill in a new group named Heads of State.
Ronald Boyd "Ronnie" DeVoe Jr. is an American singer, best known as one of the members of the R&B/pop group New Edition, and the R&B/hip hop group Bell Biv DeVoe. He was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
"Poison" is the debut single by the New Edition spinoff group, Bell Biv DeVoe. This song—in the style of new jack swing, a late-1980s/early-1990s hybrid of R&B, hip hop and swing—was the group's most successful, and sings of the dangers of falling in love with a "wolf in sheep's clothing". The song's swing sample is similar to "Taking U Out" by Rockwell Noel & The Poet. "Poison" was the first single taken from Bell Biv DeVoe's debut album of the same name.
Biv 10 Records was founded by Michael Bivins in 1992, through a joint venture with Motown Records.
Subway, was an American vocal group, which featured Keith Thomas and his brother Trerail Puckett, and their close friends, Eric McNeal and Roy Jones. The group was signed by Michael Bivins to his Motown-distributed label Biv 10. They debuted in 1995 with the hit single "This Lil' Game We Play" featuring labelmates 702 that reached #15 on the Billboard charts. The song was produced and written by Gerald Levert and Edwin Nicholas and was billed as "Subway featuring 702". The single set the group off to a good start, going gold and selling nearly a million copies.
Candy Girl is the debut album of New Edition, released by Streetwise Records on March 1, 1983. The album was produced by Maurice Starr and Arthur Baker.
Home Again is the sixth studio album by American R&B/pop group New Edition. Released on September 10, 1996, it is the only album to date to feature all six members of New Edition—Bobby Brown, who'd left the group in 1985, rejoined the lineup—and was their final recording for MCA Records. Highly anticipated, and being their first album since, Heart Break (1988), the album debuted on the US Billboard 200 at number one, becoming the group's first album to open at number one, selling 441,000 in its first week sales. It also topped the Irish Albums Chart, and the US Billboard R&B Albums Chart as the group's first album in twelve years to do so since their self titled album in 1984. The album's success spawned four singles which collectively received moderate Billboard chart success. It was certified double platinum by the RIAA, for sales and shipments of over two million copies on February 4, 1997.
One Love is the seventh studio album by American R&B group New Edition, released on November 9, 2004 by Bad Boy and Universal Records. By April 2005, the album sold 244,000 copies.
Poison is the debut studio album from American R&B/hip hop group Bell Biv DeVoe, released March 20, 1990 on MCA Records.
"Count Me Out" is a song released as a single by R&B/pop group New Edition from their All for Love album, released in September 1985 on the MCA label.
Elliot Straite, also known by his pseudonym Dr. Freeze, is a singer, songwriter and record producer. His songs are mostly in the new jack swing style. Among his work, he wrote and produced the hit song "I Wanna Sex You Up" by R&B boy band Color Me Badd, wrote and produced "Poison" by Bell Biv DeVoe, and co-wrote and co-produced "Break of Dawn" for Michael Jackson's album Invincible.
Bivins is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Hootie Mack is the second studio album released by R&B group, Bell Biv DeVoe. It was released on June 1, 1993 through MCA Records and featured production from the group itself and some of R&B's top producers such as Chris Stokes, L.A. Reid and Babyface. As the follow-up to the group's 4x multi-platinum debut album, Poison, expectations were high. Although Hootie Mack wasn't as successful as Poison, however, the album peaked at 19 on the Billboard 200 and 6 on the Top R&B Albums. Two singles made it to the charts "Something In Your Eyes" and "Above the Rim", the former making it to 38 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was certified gold on August 25, 1993.
"Do Me!" is a song by hip hop/R&B group Bell Biv DeVoe. The song was released in 1990 as the second single from the group's multi-platinum debut album, Poison. A remix is included on the group's WBBD-Bootcity!: The Remix Album, released in 1991.
"Word to the Mutha!" is a song co-written and performed by American contemporary R&B group Bell Biv DeVoe. It originally appeared on their debut studio album Poison under the title "Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike, Ralph and Johnny !", but the title was shortened and a remixed version of the song was issued as the only official single from the group's remix album WBBD-Bootcity!: The Remix Album. The song features vocals from Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill; and it was the first recorded song to feature all six members of New Edition; although Brown, Tresvant and Gill are credited separately on the single rather than collectively as New Edition.
Three Stripes is the fourth studio album by R&B group, Bell Biv DeVoe, their first recording since 2001's BBD. The album is led by the Top 10 Urban A/C single “Run”, as well as their collaboration with SWV on “Finally”. It also includes the single “I’m Betta” produced by Kay Gee of Naughty by Nature.
The New Edition Story is an American biographical three-part miniseries about the R&B group New Edition, from their rise to fame as a boy band from the Orchard Park Projects of Roxbury, Massachusetts, to becoming a successful adult act. It was originally broadcast on BET from January 24 through January 26, 2017, becoming the network's first scripted miniseries. All six members of New Edition served as co-producers.