Popular as “Slick” in the entertainment world, Ricky Bell is a famous American R&B singer, a solo artist, and the lead singer of Bell Biv DeVoe.
He is also known for being among the founding members of the group called New Edition, an American R&B group formed in the Roxbury section of Boston. Though Ricky may be famous for his outstanding skills in the music world, particularly in the R&B genre, not all seem to know about the singer’s personal life. Here, we will give you facts about his family and every other fact you need to know about him.
Ricky Bell: Bio, Age
Ricky was born on September 18, 1967, and has, since the beginning of his career as a musician in 1983, achieved a major success that has spanned more than 30 years.
Not only is Ricky Bell a talented R&B musician, but he is also equally a good basketball fan and supports the Boston Celtics. He is also active on social media where he has an enormous fan base. His Twitter handle is @MrRickyBell.
Ricky Bell’s Family: Wife, Kids, Mom, Siblings
Aside from his incredible musical career, Ricky has an amazing family. He is an American citizen and belongs of Puerto Rican, Guatemalan, Japanese, and Jewish descent. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, as the youngest of eleven children raised in Orchard Park Projects. Among his siblings are Tyrone, Wayne, Daniel, Lawan, Anthony, Mark, Dorothy, Marcel, Pettina, Kevin Bell, and Loretta Bell-Lewis. His mother’s name is Dorothy Mae Bell who’s married to his late father, Daniel Bell.
Ricky Bell is happily married to Amy Correa Bell who, like him, is a passionate singer, actress, and Model. The young beauty has a blend of Puerto Rican, Guatemalan, Japanese, and Jewish heredity but she is born in Mission Hills California on May 23, 1982. The two got married on 18 September 2004 and have since been living together. Currently, the couple has no kids.
Ricky’s Music Career
Ricky has been a true fan of the R&B music genre right from a young age and his fascination for the music genre led to forming a music group called ‘Ricky and Ralph’ with his friend Ralph Tresvant (AKA Rizz or Rizzo). Gradually, the exceptional skill of the duo in the music world led to the expansion of the group to what is now known as the “New Edition” with the likes of Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, and Bobby Brown joining the group. The group officially began in 1983 and has strived as one of the most popular music groups in the country for over three decades. The group replaced Bobby Brown who left in the mid-80s with Johnny Gill (AKA J.G., J. Skillz, or Johnny G,) who is now the sixth and final member of the New Edition group. The group recorded the Heartbreak album which became the biggest pop hit with the Top Five smash Cool It Now. New Edition’s album Home Again was released in 1996, followed by their studio album, One Love which was released in 2004.
Ricky later formed a band with Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe as BBD which later became one of the most popular acts of the ’90s and the pioneer of what became known as the “New Jack Swing” sound. The new group helped to expose his skills as a lead singer, unlike in the New Edition where he basically was a backup vocalist. The group released its first album Poison in 1990 and their second album, Hootie Back, was released three years after. Next on the line is BBD, released in 2001. The most recent, however, is Three Stripes which was released in 2017. His net worth is about $15 million.
Recently, there were rumors about Ricky struggling with drug addiction. The news which hit social media with the Twitter Hashtag #DamnRicky claims that Ricky’s addiction to substances began when the New Edition was recording their Home Again album. There are, however, no further details about how the artist is dealing with the situation.
Height and Quick Facts about Ricky Bell
|Full Name:||Ricardo Bell|
|Birth Date:||September 18, 1967|
|Birth Place:||Boston, Massachusetts, USA|
|Father’s name:||Daniel Bell|
|Mother’s name:||Dorothy Mae Bell|
|Siblings:||Tyrone, Wayne, Daniel, Lawan, Anthony, Mark, Dorothy, Marcel, Pettina, Kevin Bell, and Loretta Bell-Lewis|
|Marital Status:||Married to Amy Correa Bell|
|Number of Children:||None|
|Height:||5′ 5 inches|
|Net worth:||$15 million|
|Ethnicity:||Puerto Rican, Guatemalan, Japanese and Jewish descent|