Before there was 'N Sync or New Kids on the Block, there was New Edition. The venerable R&B group set the standard for other boy bands to follow and did so with such style and grace. You can even see N.E.'s musical influence in Beyonce's video for 'Love on Top.'

Undoubtedly, Bobby Brown was the most violative member of the group. In 1986, during the height of the band's popularity, Brown left new Edition to pursue a solo career. The group has reunited a few times, once in 1996 for the 'Home Again' album and a second time in 2004 for 'One Love.' Both attempts failed miserably to put the group back into the spotlight.

Fast forward to 2011 and New Edition are going to reunite once again to celebrate 30 years in the music business. This time around, the group are determined to stay together.

In an interview with Sister2Sister, Brown feels that the group are more unified through spirituality. "We’re putting [New Edition] back together," he says. "I think the thing that was missing with us was prayer -- us being able to pray together and understand our differences."

Let us pray that the members' egos don't get in the way of their anniversary tour. It would be great to see New Edition rock the stage again.