Although New edition has been compared to the Jackson 5 and the temptations, they constructed a new meaning and style to boy groups in music. New edition had a once in a lifetime groove. Their ability to combine R&B harmonies and pop melodies as well as their stage presence and incorporation of dance has influenced boy bands after them.They have influenced a wide range of R&B bands that followed both black and non black. They left a legacy that still speaks volume today. Their songs are classics and even their solo careers and ventures impacted music today. Without New Edition, the evolution of boy bands we know today may have been different.