Three Stripes (album)

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Three Stripes
Studio album by Bell Biv DeVoe
Released January 27, 2017
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length34:59
Label eOne
Producer Kay Gee, Cyrus DeShield, Erick Sermon, Carvin & Ivan, Battlecat
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 . The album is led by the Top 10 Urban A/C single “Run”, [1] as well as their collaboration with SWV on “Finally”. It also includes their latest single “I’m Betta” produced by Kay Gee of Naughty by Nature.

Bell Biv DeVoe, also known as BBD, is an American music group that branched off from New Edition. It consists of three members of New Edition: Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe.

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

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SWV American female R&B trio

Sisters With Voices, better known as SWV, is an American female R&B vocal trio from New York City, New York. Formed in 1986 as a gospel group, SWV became one of the most successful R&B groups of the 1990s. They had a series of hits, including "Weak", "Right Here ", "I'm So into You", and "You're the One". The group disbanded in 1998 to pursue solo projects, and reunited in 2005. SWV have sold more than 25 million records.

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.

New Edition American boy band

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 1980s. During the group's first experience with fame in 1983, its members were Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ronnie DeVoe and Ralph Tresvant. Early hits included "Candy Girl," "Cool It Now," and "Mr. Telephone Man". Tresvant was the lead singer on most of the songs. Brown was voted out of the group in 1985 and embarked on a solo career. The group continued for a time with its remaining four members, but eventually recruited singer Johnny Gill, who would be introduced on their 1988 album Heart Break. The group went on hiatus in 1990, while its various members worked on side projects, such as the group Bell Biv DeVoe. Gill and Tresvant also recorded successful solo albums.

Track listing

  1. Ready (featuring Doug E. Fresh)
  2. Find a Way
  3. I'm Betta
  4. Hot Damn
  5. Run
  6. All Dat There
  7. Don't Go
  8. Finally (featuring SWV)
  9. One More Try (featuring Boyz II Men)
  10. Incredible

Charts

Chart (2017)Peak
position
US Billboard 200 [2] 18
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) [3] 10

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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 both the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B Albums chart and was certified gold on October 23, 1991.

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

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"She's Dope!" is a song performed by American contemporary R&B group Bell Biv DeVoe. It is the opening track on the group's debut studio album Poison and serves as the album's fifth single. In early pressings of Poison, the song was simply titled "Dope!", but the title was changed due to the increasing drug epidemic among children at the time. The song peaked at #9 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1991. The EPOD Mix version of the song is the version used in the music video & released as a single.

Word to the Mutha! 1991 single by Bell Biv DeVoe

"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 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 sophomore studio album Hootie Mack. It was the only song from the album to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #38 in 1993.

This is the discography documenting albums and singles released by American R&B/pop group, Bell Biv DeVoe.

References

  1. "Bell Biv Devoe Reach the Top 10 At Urban A/C Radio With Latest Single "Run"" . Retrieved February 6, 2017.
  2. "Bell Biv DeVoe Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
  3. "Bell Biv DeVoe Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 7, 2017.