Ronnie DeVoe the stage name of Ronald Boyd “Ronnie” DeVoe Jr. who was born on 17th November 1967. He also has some nicknames like Ronnie D, Big Ron, Ron and R.D. The net worth of this singer is thousand dollars in 2017-2018.
Biography & Wiki
A lot of information is not available in his early life except the fact that choreographer Brooke Payne is his uncle. Ronnie is married happily since 2006. His wife’s name is Shamari Fears who is the former member of the girl group named Blake.
Ronnie started singing in a group at a very early age with Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ralph Tresvant. His uncle Brooke Payne was the group’s choreographer. Ronnie was the second last member before Johnny Gill to join the group. The group becomes famous after getting second place in a talent hunt show. Now their group “New Edition” was signed by music producer Maurice Starr to the StreetWise record label. The band found huge popularity there.
The group “New Edition” was disbanded in 1990 due to some personal problems between the members.
Ronnie and other two members of the group Michael Bivins and Ricky Bell created another group called “Bell Biv DeVoe”. This group became popular in no time too. Now Ronnies popularity is increasing day by day, as a result, their first album “Poison” was a big success and sold 5 million copies in no time. The next album of the group “Hootie Mack” which was also successful was released in 1993. The third album of the group was released in 2001 named “BBD”.
But the group was once reunited in 1996 as “New Edition” again and did a lot of touring at that time. They released their album “Home Again” at that time. Ronnie has worked under a lot of music labels like MCA, Biv10, and Bad Boy. The group “Bell Biv DeVoe” is still going strong and they released their last album “Three Stripes” in 2017 which proves that they are very active till now.
Ronnie still sings and performs with his old group namely new Edition and his new band bell Biv Devoe. He is also the joint owner of the real estate agency named Devoe broker Associates in Atlanta (Georgia). He also has his private recording company named private Line Inc.
Awards & Achievements
Their group “Bell Biv DeVoe” got an award at the Soul Train Music Awards in 1991 for Best R&B/Urban Contemporary Album of the Year, Group, Band or Duo for “Poison”. They also received the Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group award in 1992 at the American Music Award.
Net Worth of Ronnie DeVoe
Ronnie DeVoe is very popular so you can imagine he is wealthy as well. He had earned around $800 thousand till now. He earned his wealth from albums release, concerts, musical tours, etc. Not only these Ronnie is now associated with the development of real estate too. He is co-owner of DeVoe Broker Associates which a company based in Atlanta, Georgia. These real estate projects which he is a part of adds a good amount of fortune to Ronnie’s account too.
Being member of two famous groups, Ronnie, and his band members albums has been certified by RIAA and has earned $1,000,000 from All for love album and $2,100,000 from Home Again album.
Ronnie is now associated with both the groups “Bell Biv DeVoe” and “New Edition”. He recently got some more fame at the Hollywood Walk of Fame where “New Edition” is given the honor of a star. Not many know that Ronnie is a very good dancer as well along with being a very good singer. He was considered among the best dancers in his band New Edition.