Lady Antebellum, Bell Biv DeVoe ‘Actually Talked About’ Collaborating Again
Lady Antebellum's recent collaboration with Bell Biv DeVoe on Jimmy Kimmel Live may not be a one-off thing. One of the members of the R&B group says the two trios discussed the possibility of working together again in the future.
"They're a great bunch of people, and we actually talked about doing a collaboration because our names fit so well together," Ricky Bell tells TMZ, referencing Kimmel's amalgamation of the group's names, Lady Antebell Biv DeVoe. "Yeah, man, we're thinking about doing it; we're just trying to figure out if we're gonna go all the way their style or our style or gonna try to make the two meet somewhere."
When TMZ's videographer presses him on his statement, Bell agrees that country music is one of the most popular genres right now, but adds that for BBD to try their hand at a country song, "it would have to be a collaboration, though, with a country artist, because I don't think they would just take Bell Biv DeVoe serious just doing it on our own."
"Look out for the BBD / Lady Antebellum [collaboration], though; we're workin' on it," he continues. "It's gonna happen ... absolutely."
As part of Kimmel's Mash Up Monday series, Lady A and Bell Biv DeVoe teamed up for a performance of their hits "Need You Now" and "Poision" on Monday night (March 6). Released as a single in early 1990, “Poison” became a No. 1 and platinum-selling hit for Bell Biv DeVoe, and one of the most successful singles of the year. “Need You Now,” meanwhile, became a No. 1 and multi-platinum-selling single for Lady A following its release in 2009; the song is an ACM, CMA and Grammy Awards winner.
Lady Antebellum’s new studio album, Heart Break, is set for release on June 9; the record’s first single, “You Look Good,” is out now. The trio will kick off their You Look Good World Tour on May 26 in Bakersfield, Calif., with Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young serving as their opening acts; a list of all of their upcoming shows is available on their website.
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