Ricky Bell is best known as a member of the famous groups ‘New Edition’ and ‘Bell Bin DeVoe.’ He is the lead singer of Bell Biv DeVoe and has released his solo debut ‘Ricardo Campana’ in 2000. In 2008, he won the Golden Note Award at ASCAP’s Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards as a member of New Edition. Ricky is an avid Basketball fan.
Ricky Bell has a net worth of $15 million, as of 2018.
Ricky Bell is one of the fascinating singers of the music industry. Ricky, one of the members of the New Edition. The group officially began in 1987 and had spent more than 30 years. The group replaced Bobby Brown with Johnny Gill who left in the mid-80s. The group recorded album ‘Heartbreak’ which became the biggest hit. The album reached at top 12 on US Billboard 200 and number 3 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The album certified two times platinum by RIAA and sold 2 million copies in the US.
The group break in 1990 and the members worked on side projects. The bands released hit albums like Candy Girl, Cool It Now, and Mr. Telephone Man. The group reunited in 1996 and released their album ‘Home Again’ which was certified double platinum by RIAA. The album top spot on Billboard 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
Later he got an opportunity for a solo artist but opted instead to the formed trio, Bell Biv DeVoe along with Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe. Bell Biv DeVoe is one of the most popular bands of the 90s and released their first album ‘Poison’ in 1990 which went four-time Platinum. The album debuted at number one on Billboard 200 and had sold 4 million copies in the United States. Back in 2017, the trio band released their fourth album ‘Three Stripes’, peaked at number 18 on Billboard 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums at 10. The albums led by top 10 Urban A/c singles. Moreover, Bell also released his solo Ricardo Campana in 2000.
Ricky Bell is married to Actress, Amy Correa Bell on 18 September in 2004. The couple has been together for 14 years old. On 18 September 2018, the couple celebrated their anniversary, and on that same day, Ricky celebrated his 51st birthday.
Ricky and Amy took to Instagram to shared their some new family photos. Also, Amy shared a special birthday message on her Instagram. She wrote,
“Happy Birthday to My Best Friend & Husband! @mrrickybell And Happy Anniversary ???? ????Everyday with you is A Blessing !”
Bell collaborated a music with his wife for the first time. The couple dropped their first duet, acoustic love song ‘Gold’ on Valentines Day. The couple has no children yet.
Many fans of The New Edition will be shocked to learn of the drugs abused by the member, Ricky Bell. He began using drugs after New Edition reunited and released ‘Home Again.’ Bell did not only addicted to cocaine, alcohol, and oxycontin but also nearly died from the drug overdose and ended up in rehab.
Ricky shared his private story of the drug addiction in ‘The New Edition Story.’ He shared his story on his Official IG page. He wrote,
“I must tell you that your words of support & incredible love for me is only surpassed by my incredible love for you. I shared my closely guarded story of pain and addiction for the sole purpose of gifting hope and inspiration to those who may be suffering as I once did. It is my helping hand to you. Grab ahold and don’t let it go… because I won’t. With every fiber of gratitude in me, I thank you. God Bless Us All.”
The R&B singer Ricky Bell admitted to Vlad TV that it was his wife of 14 years, Amy Correa, who got strung out on drugs.
Ricardo Bell was born on September 18, 1967, in Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Orchard Park Projects. Ricky is the youngest of eleven children. He began his singing career with a close friend, Ralph Tresvant and named the group ‘Ricky and Ralph.’ Later, Ricky along with Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe formed a band named ‘New Edition.’ The information about his family and educational background is not revealed in any sites.