The 2021 American Music Awards that aired live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, had one of it’s most memorable performances with the “Battle of Boston.” The show had New Edition with Bobby Brown back with the group since their album ‘Home Again’, and New Kids on the Block performing their biggest hits. New Edition has not graced the AMA stage since 1997 when they performed “I’m Still In Love With You” from their 1996 reunion album, Home Again, and won the award for “Favorite Soul/R&B Band, Duo or Group.”
NKOTB opened with their smash hit “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” nailing all the choreography. New Edition then took over, with “Candy Girl,” and from their it became a rapid fire medley of both groups hits. They even joined together to perform some of the smash hit singles. In an interview with Vibe magazine, Bobby Brown and Johnny Gill of New Edition spoke about their Vegas residency and whether there will be new music on the cards;
Johnny: It’s coming. We’re just fleshing out the details and we’re tryna make sure we align things with the tour. But it’s coming.
Bobby: And there will be new music. Absolutely.