*Saturday, 1778 Events along with Ciroc French Vanilla hosted a star-studded 50th birthday celebration for New Edition legend Ronnie DeVoe.
Hundreds of fans and industry friends packed the all-new REVEL in West Midtown Atlanta to wish “Big Ron” a happy birthday.
DeVoe’s wife Shamari Fears-DeVoe, his mother Flo DeVoe and fellow Bell Biv DeVoe partners Michael Bivins and Ricky Bell attended the exclusive affair, which included a VIP Meet & Greet in the Ciroc Experience Room and surprise performances by 112, Damion Hall, Kelly Price and Cherrelle. Of course, BBD took the stage for a mini-concert of hits such as “N.E. Heartbreak,” “When Will I See You Smile Again” and the forever classic “Poison.”
Additional attendees included BigTigger (V103 on-air host), Tichina Arnold, Stevie J, Hiriam Hicks, Trina Braxton, Egypt Sherrod (HGTV), DJ Fadelf, Headkrack (Dish Nation/Rickey Smiley Morning Show), Kiana Dancie (co-host, “Sister Circle Live”), Gocha Hawkins,
Sabrina Rowe, Sharlinda Parker, Shanti Das, Donald Woodard (USA Track & Field), Rennie Curran(former NFL athlete), Teresa Caldwell, Sheri Riley (author and motivational speaker), Vanessa Fraction (comedian), Kore Stacks and DJ E-Clazz on the turntables.
Special thanks to Ciroc, V103 and Yvette Ramirez of 1778 Events. For more information on Revel, visit here.
Photos by James Pray – http://bit.ly/2ATwcvR
(born November 17, 1967), also known as R.D., Ronnie D., Ron and Big Ron, is one of the members of the R&B/pop group New Edition, and the R&B/hip hop group Bell Biv DeVoe He was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
DeVoe was the second-to-last member to join New Edition (Johnny Gill being the last) after being brought in by his uncle and the group’s choreographer, Brooke Payne. In 1981, the group took second place at a talent show which caught the eye of record producer, Maurice Starr, who signed them to his Streetwise record label. New Edition went on to become the biggest-selling boy band group from the mid to late 1980s.