New Edition - 1983
Over a decade after the Jackson 5 broke big, this five-piece from Boston landed on the charts with bubblegum hits like "Candy Girl," "Cool It Now" and "Mr. Telephone Man." Breakthrough star Bobby Brown left in 1985 for a solo career, but the group soldiered on and managed to continue making hits. Bobby's own career prospered for a few years, but by the 1990s he was better known as Whitney Houston's crazy husband than as a pop star. New Edition has reunited many times over the years, and are on tour right now. The sight of six middle-aged men signing "Candy Girl" may be a little weird, but it's still quite profitable.
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