Ricky Bell is a well-known American singer who is also known as “Slick” and is one of the founding members of the group called ‘New Edition.’ He is also the lead singer of the band Bell Biv DeVoe. In 2000, he released an album entitled ‘Ricardo Campana’ as a solo artist. He has released many albums for both New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe. Let’s find out more about how much is Ricky Bell’s net worth in 2018.
Ricky Bell Early Life
Ricardo “Ricky” Bell was born on September 18, 1967, in Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts to his parents Dorothy Mae Bell and Daniel A. Bell. He is the youngest of 11 children and was raised in Orchard Park Projects.
In a very young age, Bell formed a group named ‘Ricky and Ralph’ with his friend Ralph Tresvant. It was later joined by other members and went on to be called ‘New Edition.’ He was the oldest member of the group.
In September 2004, Ricky Bell got married to Amy Elizabeth Correa, who is a singer, actress, and model. They have been married together successfully till date. They currently have no children. He is also a member of the group Triple Threat.
Ricky Bell Career
In 1983, the group ‘New Edition’ was formed by Ricky Bell. In 1983, they released their debut album entitled ‘Candy Girl.’ In 1984, they released the album ‘New Edition’ which became a platinum-certified album.’ Following that, the group released the albums ‘All for Love,’ ‘Under the Moon,’ and ‘Heart Attack.’
In 1996, they released the album ‘Home Again’ and their last studio album entitled ‘One Love’ was released in 2004. They have also released various compilation albums, two-holiday albums, and many singles.
Ricky Bell is also the lead singer of the group Bell Biv DeVoe. With them, he released their debut album ‘Poison’ in 1990. Their second album ‘Hootie Back’ was released in 1993. In 2001, the album ‘BBD’ was released. In January 2017, their recent studio album ‘Three Stripes’ was released. The group has also released many singles, and one remix album and one compilation album.
As a solo artist, Ricky Bell released the album ‘Ricardo Campana’ in 2000.
With both New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe, Bell has appeared in many films and television shows including ‘Krush Groove,’ ‘Family Matters,’ ‘New York Undercover,’ ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,’ and ‘Knight Rider.’
Awards & Achievements
In 1988, Ricky Bell was nominated in the Grammy Awards for the single “If It Isn’t Love.” In 2008, he won the Golden Note Award at the Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. One of his biggest career achievements happens to be the founding member of the group ‘New Edition’ which has made him a popular singer.
Net Worth of Ricky Bell
Ricky Bell has an estimated net worth of more than $18 million. He makes his fortune from the sale of his albums. Many of New Edition’s albums have been certified platinum on various occasions. He has also successfully released albums with the R&B group Bell Biv DeVoe including ‘Poison’ in 1990, which was a multi-platinum album.
Ricky Bell is considered one of the most famous singers in the world. He has released many albums with his groups ‘Bell Biv DeVoe’ and ‘New Edition,’ and has also released an album as a solo artist. He has performed with his group in many ceremonies and award functions. Both the groups have successfully released music videos. Bell continues to be a popular personality and has been active in his career since 1978. He has also done several tours with his group members.