Ages 5 and up. Ages 5-17 must be accompanied by an adult.
New Edition was formed in Boston in 1978. The group reached its height of popularity during the 1980s. They were the progenitors of the boy band movement of the 1980s and 1990s and led the way for groups like New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men.
Early hits included songs like 1983's "Candy Girl" and 1984's "Cool It Now". The group went on hiatus in 1990, while its various members worked on side projects, such as the group Bell Biv Devoe. As they matured and progressed, they laid much of the groundwork for the fusion of hip-hop and R&B known as new jack swing.
In fact, after New Edition drifted apart, all of its members had at least some significant success outside the group as part of the new jack movement, which helped ensure that their original incarnation would be remembered for much more than the bubblegum urban soul that made their name.