Michael Bivins

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Michael Bivins
Bivins in January 2012
Background information
Birth nameMichael Lamont Bivins
Also known asBiv, M.B.
Born (1968-08-10) August 10, 1968 (age 51)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Genres New jack swing, R&B, hip hop
Occupation(s)Singer, rapper, manager, producer
Years active1981–present [1]
LabelsSporty Rich Enterprises
Associated acts New Edition, Bell Biv Devoe, Eazy-E, Boyz II Men, P. Diddy, Keyshia Cole, Jodeci
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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. [2]



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.

Music manager

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.


New Edition
Bell Biv DeVoe


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