Monday, January 18, 2010

Bell Biv DeVoe pioneered 90s R&B sound

Group will perform at Cache Creek April 3

BROOKS, Calif.
– Fans of 1990s R&B will fondly remember Bell Biv DeVoe. a splinter group of New Edition that consisted of three of that band’s previous members: Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe. The group’s debut album, “Poison” has been described as the first to successfully combine hip-hop with R&B and pop music. Released in 1990, its title track became a #1 hit on the R&B chart, and was followed by singles "Do Me!", "B.B.D. (I Thought It Was Me)?", "When Will I See You Smile Again", and "She’s Dope!" The album “Poison” went on to sell over three million copies with a subsequent remix released the next year which was eventually certified gold.

In all, Bell Biv Devoe sold in excess of 4 million albums, prompting performances on the 1990 American Music Awards and other prestigious musical ceremonies. BBD’s second album, “Hootie Mack,” was released in 1993 and spawned the memorable singles "Gangsta," "Above The Rim," "Something In Your Eyes" and "Show Me the Way." Their music kept with the times and changed to a more hardcore rap style of R&B with the 1996 release of their third album “Home Again.”

Still actively involved in the R&B and hip-hop scene, they performed with Ne-Yo at the 2009 BET Awards and dropped two new tracks on iTunes last year, "Welcome to My Heart" and "You.” Much to the delight of their Northern California fans, the members of BBD are back on tour with a stop at Cache Creek’s Club 88 on April 3 at 8 p.m. to sing their classic hits as well as some of their new songs.

Tickets are available now through on the web: or by phone: (800) 225-2277 or at: or Cache Creek Casino Resort at the guest services desk for $75, $59, and $49.

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