Michael Bivins first stepped onto the music scene at the young age of 13 as the founding member of the legendary R&B group New Edition. In 1990, Bivins, along with N.E. members Ricky Bell and Ronnie DeVoe branched out to form the hip-hop trio Bell Biv DeVoe/BBD, releasing the platinum selling album, Poison, and garnering the 1991 Billboard Award for Best New Artist.
At the age of 20, he became noted as the music industry's' first (and youngest) African-American indie-label president with his Biv Entertainment Company, which featured chart topping acts such as M.C. Brains, Another Bad Creation and Grammy Award winning Boyz II Men.