Three Stripes (album)

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Three Stripes
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ReleasedJanuary 27, 2017
Genre
Length34:59
Label eOne
Producer
Bell Biv DeVoe chronology
BBD
(2001)
Three Stripes
(2017)

Three Stripes is the fourth studio album by R&B group, Bell Biv DeVoe, their first recording since 2001's BBD . [1] The album was preceded by the lead single "Run", which reached the top 10 on the Urban A/C chart, [2] 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.

Contents

The album is the combined effort of all three of the group's original members; Michael Bivins, Ricky Bell, and Ronnie DeVoe. The group continues to tour as part of New Edition.

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Track listing

  1. "Ready" (featuring Doug E. Fresh) – 1:05
  2. "Find a Way" – 3:43
  3. "I'm Betta" – 3:49
  4. "Hot Damn" – 3:01
  5. "Run" – 3:37
  6. "All Dat There" – 3:51
  7. "Don't Go" – 3:45
  8. "Finally" (featuring SWV) – 3:38
  9. "One More Try" (featuring Boyz II Men) – 4:30
  10. "Incredible" – 4:00

Charts

Chart performance for Three Stripes
Chart (2017)Peak
position
US Billboard 200 [4] 18
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) [5] 10

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BBD may stand for:

Bell Biv DeVoe American band

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Ronnie DeVoe American singer and actor

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<i>Home Again</i> (New Edition album) 1996 studio album by New Edition

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.

Motownphilly 1991 single by Boyz II Men

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<i>Poison</i> (Bell Biv DeVoe album) 1990 studio album by Bell Biv DeVoe

Poison is the debut studio album from American R&B/hip hop group Bell Biv DeVoe, released March 20, 1990 on MCA Records.

<i>BBD</i> (album) 2001 studio album by Bell Biv DeVoe

BBD is the third studio album by American R&B group Bell Biv DeVoe, released in December 2001 through Biv 10 and Universal Records. It's the group's first recording since 1993's Hootie Mack.

<i>WBBD-Bootcity!: The Remix Album</i> 1991 remix album by Bell Biv DeVoe

WBBD - Bootcity!: The Remix Album is a remix album released by R&B group Bell Biv DeVoe. It was released on August 27, 1991, through MCA Records, and was composed of remixes of songs from the group's debut album, Poison. The album reached No. 18 on the Billboard 200. It was certified gold on October 23, 1991.

<i>Hootie Mack</i> 1993 studio album by Bell Biv DeVoe

Hootie Mack is the second studio album released by R&B group, Bell Biv DeVoe. It was released through MCA Records on June 1, 1993, 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 quadruple platinum debut album, Poison, expectations were high. Although Hootie Mack was not as successful as Poison, 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! 1990 single by Bell Biv DeVoe

"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.

When Will I See You Smile Again? 1991 single by Bell Biv DeVoe

"When Will I See You Smile Again?" is a song performed by American contemporary R&B group Bell Biv DeVoe, issued as the fourth single from the group's debut studio album Poison. The song peaked at #63 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991, while reaching number three on the American R&B charts.

Word to the Mutha! 1991 single by Bell Biv DeVoe featuring Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill

"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.

Above the Rim (song) 1993 single by Bell Biv DeVoe

"Above the Rim" is a song co-written and performed by American contemporary R&B group Bell Biv DeVoe, issued as the official lead single from the group's second studio album Hootie Mack. The song contains a sample of "South Bronx" by Boogie Down Productions and "Blind Alley" by The Emotions. and it peaked at #81 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1993.

Something in Your Eyes (Bell Biv DeVoe song) 1993 single by Bell Biv DeVoe

"Something in Your Eyes" is a song co-produced and performed by American contemporary R&B group Bell Biv DeVoe, issued as the second single from the group's second studio album Hootie Mack. It was the only song from the album to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #38 in 1993.

Ricky Bell (singer) Musical artist

Ricardo Bell is an American singer and actor best known as one of the founding members of R&B/pop group New Edition, and the lead singer of Bell Biv DeVoe. As a solo artist, Bell released the album Ricardo Campana in 2000.

References

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  5. "Bell Biv DeVoe Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 7, 2017.