Ralph Tresvant: The Key To Keeping It ‘New’ In New Edition
Ralph Tresvant sang and danced into our hearts and one of the lead singers of the legendary super group, New Edition. With songs like “Mr Telephone Man” and “Cool It Now,” Tresvant and New Edition were a household name in the late 80’s. Venturing out on a solo project, his 1990 debut solo album, Sensitivity, was released and the title track spent 20 weeks at No. 1 on the U.S. R&B Singles chart. The album also included the hit singles “Do What I Gotta Do” and “Stone Cold Gentleman.”
Tresvant’s vocals were also featured on songs on the soundtracks for the films Mo’ Money (“Money Can’t Buy You Love”) and The Preacher’s Wife (“Somebody Bigger Than You and I”). He made a cameo appearance in the popular urban comedy House Party 2.
“When I did ‘Sensitivity,’ it was a time when I wanted to show that it’s cool to show you feelings to care about somebody,” say Tresvant.
Whether performing on his own or with the New Edition family, Tresvant says he tries to do the same thing on stage: to keep the crowd entertained.
“That’s the ‘new’ in New Edition,” says Ralph. “We always try to find something new or current or a new way to do something in order to keep it fresh every night in every city. That’s what I do, that’s what we do.”
In the midst of doing something new, he still sticks to his core fan base. Ralph is obviously in shape and keeps his six-pack and slim build.
One magazine reported that Ralph still plays basketball in order to keep in shape and keep his endurance up on the stage.
Besides touring for nearly two-thirds of the year, the 48-year-old Tresvant loves spending time with his grandson (yes, he’s a grandfather) who is nearly 3 years old now.
Coming up, Ralph Tresvant will be cemented in the minds of new of and old fans with a New Edition biopic…