Ralph E. Tresvant
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- Date of Birth:
- 16 May 1968 Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA
- 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Ralph Tresvant was born on May 16, 1968 in Roxbury, Massachusetts to Patricia and Ralph, Sr. He has an older sister named LaTonya and a younger brother named Andre. Ralph married his childhood sweetheart Shelly in 1993. They have two girls Na'Quelle and Mariah. While in junior high school, Ralph and some friends named Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, and Michael Bivins formed a music group called New Edition. They were discovered at a talent show by Maurice Starr who signed them to Streetwise Records in 1983. The albumhad hits such as "Candy Girl", "Popcorn Love" and "Is This The End". In 1984, they left Streetwise and came to MCA Records. Their second album, "New Edition", also had many hits like "Cool It Now", "Mr. Telephone Man", and "Lost In Love". In 1985, they released "All For Love", which had hits such as "Count Me Out" and "A Little Bit Of Love [Is All It Takes]". I987, when Bobby Brown left the group, Johnny Gill replaced him. Gill gave New Edition's music more Adult Contemorary style. They're album "Heart Break" went to the top with hits like "If It Isn't Love", "Can You Stand The Rain", "Boyz II Men", and others. In 1990, the guys went solo as Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Bell Biv DeVoe, and Ralph Tresvant. Ralph's first album "Ralph Tresvant" went platinum and had hits such as "Sensitivity", which was #1 on the R&B charts for 20 weeks and number #4 on the Pop charts for 20 weeks, "Do What I Gotta Do" and "Stone Cold Gentleman" which featured Bobby Brown. Ralph also made an appearance in the popular movie "House Party 2". He sang a song on the soundtrack called "Yo, Baby, Yo!" He also has been on soundtracks such as "Mo' Money", on which his song "Money Can't Buy You Love" was on, and was featured on the song "Somebody Bigger Than You And I" on "The Preacher's Wife". In 1993, Ralph released another album called "It's Goin' Down". The album didn't do as well as the first, though. Then, in 1996, New Edition released their first album with all six members- Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike, Ralph, and Johnny. Some hits on this album were "Hit Me Off" and "I'm Still In Love With You". They went on the New Edition Reunion Tour, which had two parts. One part of it was from December to about February and the second part, without Brown and Bivins, was from June to July Bobby Brown recently quit the group saying that he hates them and will never work with them again. New dition is going solo again. This time with Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, Johnny Gill, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell, and Bell Biv DeVoe. Bivins, is working on his company Biv 10.