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Born November 17, 1967, to Florence & Ronald DeVoe, Ronnie was the oldest sibling of two...

The sweet sounds of Motown had a big impact on DeVoe...

The Temptations, Jackson Five, and soul brother number one -- James Brown caught DeVoe's attention at an early age and not long after DeVoe began his musical career in Roxbury, Massachusetts...

Brooke Payne -- DeVoe's uncle, at the time was managing several groups including New Edition & The Dramatics...

Although not quite developed as an incredible vocalist or dancer, Ronnie became the lead member of the "Šramatics", a group similar to New Edition...

DeVoe's vocals and dance steps began to develope and Brooke Payne took noticed... New Edition was looking for a 5th member, but someone who was dedicated and could help elevate the group...

Ronnie was what New Edition was looking for and was recruited by his uncle Brooke Payne in 1980...

Ronnie DeVoe became an important key factor to New Edition... Adding background vocals & Hip-Hop lyrics, DeVoe enhanced New Edition's versatility and his dance steps also helped enhance their stage performances...

DeVoe, along with New Edition, became PoP and R&B idols in the '80's... Ronnie's smooth rap lyrics gave producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis an idea...

That idea was brought to the music scene in 1990, and the rest was history...


After the double platinum success of "Heart Break", DeVoe collaborated with Ricky Bell and Michael Bivins on the album "Poison" in 1990...

After the single "Poison" was released, it didn't take long before BBŠ topped the success they had with New Edition and became pioneers of "New Jack Swing" and what people called leaders Öf The New School in contemporary R&B music...

Whether or not DeVoe intended to become a front man for the group is unsure, but the success of "Poison" led to a nationwide frenzy over BBŠ...
BBŠ sound, image, and edgy Hip-Hop appeal attracted audiences in PoP, R&B, and Hip-Hop music...

"Poison" would reach multi platinum status and DeVoe, along with Bell and Bivins became superstars...

DeVoe was featured on "The Best Things In Life Are Free" in '91 with Janet Jackson & Luther Vandross...

BBŠ also made a special guest appearance on The Arsenio Hall show where DeVoe showed an audience of 6.2 million viewers saw his dance steps that he & Bobby Brown became known for years earlier with New Edition...

In 1993, Ronnie DeVoe added more lyrics to BBŠ's 3rd album titled: "Hootie Mack"...


Öne year later, DeVoe helped work on the productions for New Edition's reunion album... Ronnie opened New Edition's reunion by singing the first verse to the first song on "Oh Yeah, It Feels So Good"...

DeVoe toured with New Edition in the spring of '97... Although rumors were circulating through the press that there were constant arguments and dissatisfaction between group members, Ronnie maintained his composer and said he enjoyed the tour and that there would be another New Edition album soon...

DeVoe was also featured on Johnny Gills "Lets Get The Mood Right" album...

Like bandmate Ricky Bell, Ronnie DeVoe is also embarking on a solo career...

He was featured on Bell's single release "Still I See" and Ralph Tresvant's "U Need A Man..." DeVoe continues to work on his solo album and will also enter the studio to work on BBD's new album...

"The Šramatics", "New Edition", "BBŠ" and now a solo career, Ronnie ŠeVoe isn't showing any signs of slowing down...

A key member of New Edition & a favorite among many...
Ronnie ŠeVoe!