Home Again is the sixth studio album by American R&B/pop group New Edition. Released on September 10, 1996, it is the group's only album as a sextet—Bobby Brown, who'd left the group in 1985, rejoined the lineup—and was their final recording for MCA Records. Highly anticipated, and being their first album since, Heart Break (1988), the album debuted on the US Billboard 200 at number one, becoming the group's first album to open at number one, selling 441,000 in its first week sales. It also topped the US Billboard R&B Albums Chart as the group's first album in twelve years to do so since their self titled album in 1984. The album's success spawned four singles which collectively received moderate Billboard chart success. It was certified double platinum by the RIAA, for sales and shipments of over two million copies on February 4, 1997.
New Edition’s first new album in eight years, Home Again, was released in September 1996—debuting at number one on both the Billboard Top 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop album chart. The first single, "Hit Me Off", peaked at number one on the R&B chart and reached number three on the pop chart. Another top ten hit, "I'm Still in Love With You" was released toward years end. Other hits include: "You Don't Have to Worry" and "One More Day". Another song "Shop Around" was not released as a single, but still found moderate airplay on R&B stations. Home Again went on to be certified double platinum, with sales of over two million, and became the groups greatest commercial success. The group originally recorded twenty songs for the project.
However, their reunion tour was tainted by some of the members' egos. One evening as Brown extended his solo set, Ronnie DeVoe attempted to pull Brown off the stage. Eventually, Brown responded by dropping his microphone and a fist fight between the two ensued. This led to both members' security guards confronting each other, gun play was brought in, and the concert was halted. Bivins and Brown left the tour early, while DeVoe, Bell, Gill and Tresvant finished out the rest of the tour as a quartet. Brown later admitted during an interview that he was intoxicated during the tour. User Comments