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The New Edition Story: Cast Of The Most Anticipated Biopic Covers Heed Magazine

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How can you follow up one of the biggest ‘boy bands’ of all time? New Edition has sold millions of records, packed out venues, toured the world, and endured the pressures of fame, all while singing about teenage love. Ralph, Bobby, Mike, Ricky, Ronnie, and Johnny, have been etched in music history as the purveyors and mold for groups that followed them, and the world finally has a chance to watch the creation, development, rise, fall, and reprise of this iconic group. BET has enlisted a few of the industry’s talented and brightest stars to depict the nostalgic story of one of Boston’s most prized music possessions.

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Heed Magazine flew to La La Land, set up shop, invited their friend Ashley Everett (yes, Beyonce’s choreographer and lead dance captain) as she talked with Bryshere Gray, Luke James, Elijah Kelley, Woody McClain, Algee Smith and Keith Powers about their on-screen depiction of New Edition.

Head over to Texture to check out more of the issue.

Tune into BET tonight for Pt.1 of The New Edition Story mini-movie at 9 pm ET.

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Watch: The Cast of ‘The New Edition Story’ Performing New Edition’s Classic Hit “You’re Not my Kind of Girl”

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If you didn’t tune into the Soul Train Music Awards on Sunday night, you definitely missed the premiere of the cast of the new BET original TV event The New Edition Story performing “You’re Not My Kind of Girl”. The Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis produced song was originally featured on their Double Platinum-selling album ‘Heartbreak’ which is the groups highest selling album to date.

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In the clip the cast performs the song and nails the choreography step by step, also including in the video are clips from the highly anticipated TV event. The star-studded cast for the The New Edition Story includes:

Bryshere Y. Gray (Empire) plays Michael Bivins as an adult and Dante Hoagland (Emelie) plays Michael as a child.

Elijah Kelley (The Wiz Live!) plays Ricky Bell as an adult and Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things) plays Ricky as a child.

SFPL‘s Digital Blog Cover Guy & Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Luke James plays Johnny Gill.

Algee Smith (Let It Shine) plays Ralph Tresvant as an adult and Jahi Winston (Feed The Beast) plays Ralph as a child.

Keith Powers (Straight Outta Compton) plays Ronnie Devoe as an adult and Myles Truitt plays Ronnie as a child.

Woody McClain (Autographs) plays Bobby Brown as an adult and Tyler Williams plays Bobby as a child.

The New Edition Story is 6 hours total and will air over 3 nights on January 24th, 25th, and 26th. All six members of New Edition serve as co-producers on the biopic alongside longtime manager and original choreographer Brooke Payne. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis alongside Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds serve as music producers on the biopic.

We cannot wait to sit down and watch this cause it looks extremely good.

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