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|Released||January 27, 2017|
|Bell Biv DeVoe chronology|
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Three Stripes is the fourth studio album by American R&B trio Bell Biv DeVoe. It was released on January 27, 2017 through Entertainment One. Recording sessions took place at 916 Music Studios, at Divine Mill Studios in New Jersey, at Hot Beats Studios and Studio Crib Zeno in Atlanta, at The Lab in New York City, at Nu Shoez Studios, at Forge Recording in Oreland, at Studio At The Palms in Las Vegas. Production was handled by several record producers, including Carvin & Ivan, Cyrus Deshield, DJ Battlecat, Doug E. Fresh, Erick Sermon, KayGee, Lil' Ronnie, LRoc, Rance, and BBD member Michael Bivins, with associate co-producer Gee Spin. It features guest appearances from Boyz II Men, Doug E. Fresh and SWV. The album peaked at number 18 on the Billboard 200, number 10 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and topped the Independent Albums in the United States.
The album was preceded by the lead single "Run",which reached number 40 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and number 7 on the Adult R&B Airplay chart in the US. Its second single, "Finally", peaked at number 18 on the Adult R&B Airplay. The album's third and final single, "I'm Betta" didn't charted.
The album is the combined effort of all three of the group's original members; Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe. The group continues to tour as part of New Edition.
|1.||"Ready" (featuring Doug E. Fresh)||Douglas Davis||1:07|
|2.||"Find a Way"||G-1||3:45|
|6.||"All Dat There"||3:53|
|8.||"Finally" (featuring SWV)||3:40|
|9.||"One More Try" (featuring Boyz II Men)||4:32|
|US Billboard 200||18|
|US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)||10|
|US Independent Albums (Billboard)||1|
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"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.
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