Who is Ricky Bell and what is his net worth 2018? Ricky Bell aka Slick is one of the greatest pop sensations in the world of Hollywood. This musician and singer is the founder of R&B/pop group New Edition, and he was also the lead singer of the band Bell Biv Devoe. He mostly worked with New Edition and Bell Biv Devoe except for his once solo album that was published in the year of 2000.
He is completely musically invested, and some may question about his whole income profile and career life. Well, let us have a look at the detailed information about Ricky Bell.
Ricky Bell was born on 18th September 1867 in Roxbury, Boston. He was youngest of the eleven children of his parents. He started singing at a very early age with his close friend, Ralph Tresvant in a group called ‘Ricky and Ralph’. Later, on 1983, he formed ‘New Edition’ with Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant, Michael Bivins and Bobby Brown. This is how his music career started.
As Ricky Bell is quite a private person, his private life has always been under the shade. This American Virgo singer has acted in many movies later in his career life.
In the year of 2004, Ricky Bell married actress Amy Correa in a double wedding ceremony with Tresvant. Currently, this couple does not have any children.
Ricky Bell started his group called ‘New Edition’ in the mid-’80s, and that group went on composing songs successfully for more than 30 years. Some of the greatest works of the ‘New Edition’ are as follows– ‘Candy Girl’ (The debut album of ‘New Edition’), ‘New Edition’, ‘All for Love’, ‘Under The Blue Moon’, ‘Heart Break’, ‘Home Again’, ‘One Love’ etc. After the recording of the ‘Heart Break’, Bobby Brown left the group, and Johny Gill joined the group.
After the ‘Best Kept Secret’, the music producer Jimmy Jam put the idea of opening a new group called ‘Bell Biv DeVoe’ where Ricky Bell will be the lead singer. BBD first introduced the elements of Rap and R&B together, and that created a whole new music genre. Also, the lead singer magic played well in case of Ricky Bell when he was listed as a top singer in some top charts of the country. Some memorable works of BBD are as follows– ‘Poison’, ‘Hottie Mack’, ‘BBD’, ‘Three Stripes’, etc.
In the year of 200, Ricky Bell published his solo album ‘Ricardo Campana’; however his solo journey did not last long.
Not only music, but Ricky Bell is also rocking the movie world as well. ‘Knight Rider’, ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’, ‘New York Undercover’, ‘Family Matters’, ‘Krush Groove’, etc. are some of the notable works of Ricky Bell.
Ricky Bell and his group of BBD is the one that introduced the genre of R&B/pop in the music world of America. They composed many songs and albums that were featured to be the top of many charters. Ricky Bell was nominated for ‘Outstanding TV movie’ in the ‘Black Reel Award’. Bell sang his hit song ‘Poison’ at the 2009 BET Awards. Also, in 2008 Bell received ‘Golden Note Awards’ at ASCAP’s 21st Annual Rhythm and Soul Music Awards.
Net Worth of Ricky Bell
The exact salary of Ricky Bell has not been disclosed in the media. The net worth of Ricky Bell is $17 million. Presumably, his annual salary profile goes around $70-80k.
Although the recent scandals of Drugs have hit Ricky Bell hard, his singing career is still flourishing with their new release of the BBD album ‘Third Stripes’. Ricky Bell is one of the best singers in the nation of America and always will be.