We’ve been waiting all night for the members of New Edition to get their Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards — and the honor did NOT disappoint!
Before the seminal ├óΓé¼╦£80s group got on stage, they were honored with heart-shattering tribute performances from the cast of their upcoming mini-series The New Edition Story!
First, the younger cast — including Stranger Things star Caleb McLaughlin — sang a high-energy rendition of the group’s early-era hit Candy Girl. But that was only the first of many editions!
The older cast — including Empire‘s Bryshere Y. Gray, Elijah Kelley, Woody McClain, Keith Powers, Algee Smith, and Luke James — subsequently made their way to the stage to perform later individual hits like Bobby Brown‘s My Prerogative, Johnny Gill‘s My, My, My, and Bell Biv Divoe‘s Poison!
After the dazzling spectacle, original members Brown, Gill, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ralph Tresvant all came on stage to collect their award — and promised a New Edition tour was in the future! Watch (above)!
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!
After what seemed like a production fumble, all THREE editions (young, old, and actual) of New Edition came out on stage to perform more classics — including Can You Stand The Rain and Mr. Telephone Man.
Ch-ch-check it out (below)!