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Part 1 of BET’s ‘The New Edition Story’ Gained Millions of Views, Cast Covers VIBE Magazine

BET completely racked up in numbers from Part 1 the highly anticipated 3-part miniseries, The New Edition Story. The most-talked about biopic drew in 2.5MM viewers P18-49, and 4.2MM total viewers P2+ on Black Entertainment Television. Teaming up with their sister network Centric the telecast scored 2.6MM viewers P18-49, and 4.4MM total viewers across both networks. BET also dominated the social-sphere as the channel ranked as the #1 most social network on television.

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On BET alone The NE Story was the highest rated and most watched telecast in five years since 2012 with the Season 5 premiere of The Game (excluding tentpoles). Outranking all other TV programs including cable, syndication, and sports the special was the #1 most social episode on both Facebook and Twitter. Across social platforms, 2.2 million people generated nearly 1 million interactions. On Twitter, BET and the series drove 12 of the top 20 trending topics of the night including #Betamax, #BobbyBrown, #CandyGirl, #MikeBivins, and #LukeJames. Interactions peaked during the live 10:30 pm – 10:44 pm window, as viewers applauded the transition of the band from boys to men.

To add, the multi-talented cast was also featured on VIBE‘s new digital cover which includes Bryshere Y. Gray, Elijah Kelley, Luke James, Keith Powers, Algee Smith, and Woody McClain as the adult members of New Edition. Along with a stellar cast, it also includes a collective of award-winning producers and directors including iconic music powerhouses

Along with a stellar cast, the movie also includes a collective of award-winning producers and directors including iconic music powerhouses James “Jimmy Jam” Harris, Terry Lewis and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Executive Producer Jesse Collins (Real Husbands of Hollywood) for JCE Films, a division of Jesse Collins Entertainment, and award-winning director Chris Robinson. Co-Producers are: co-produced by Brooke Payne, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant and Bobby Brown.

The most epic television film of 2017 continues tonight, Wednesday, January 25 at 9 pm ET/PT, and concludes Thursday, January 26 at 9 pm ET/PT. 

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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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Last Night In NYC: Ne-Yo Celebrates His Birthday at New Private Club, ‘Noble’

 

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This week, Ne-Yo‘s closest friends and colleagues held a private birthday party in the singer-songwriter’s honor at NYC’s new private hotspot, NOBLE located in the back of restaurant PS 450. 

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Attendees partied the night away in celebratory style, while dancing to the tunes of DJ Quiana Parks and DJ Austin Millz.

Others in attendance were:

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Mack Wilds and Ne-Yo’s The Wiz Live! cohort Elijah Kelley.

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Gabriel Williams (of SFPL) & Social Media Sensation/Comedian Shiggy from The Shiggy Show.

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Tone (of DCON Entertainment) & Artist DoughBoy.

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DJ Austin Millz & Mack enjoying the festivities as Millz kept the crowd moving.

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DJ Quiana Parks on the 1’s & 2’s.

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Kazeem Famuyide (of The Stashed) & Kameron McCollough (of HennyPalooza)

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Artist/Singer/Songwriter/DJ Maad Moiselle with Gabriel of SFPL.

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Nightlife Curators: Santos Garcia (of Compound Ent. & SVP of The 82 Group) & Bryce Sheldon (of Noble.)

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY NE-YO! #GOODTIMES

Photos by J Martin Visuals 

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