Ne-yo

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Ne-Yo (born Shaffer Chimere Smith 18.10.1979)

Ne-Yo is an American R&B performer, of Afro-Asian descent.

Ne-Yo: Music Career

In 2006, Ne-Yo released his debut album on Def Jam Recordings. Entitled In My Own Words, the album went straight to Number One in the Billboard 200 album charts. It has been certified platinum and has sold over four million copies across the world.

The Stargate-produced second single, 'So Sick' also reached the top of the singles chart, the same week that the album hit the top spot.

Ne-Yo's second studio album, Because of You, was released in May 2007. Since releasing the album, Ne-Yo has been approached to work on material for Michael Jackson's new album, alongside will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas.

Ne-Yo has written songs for a large number of successful American artists such as 'Unfaithful' and 'Take A Bow', for Rihanna, 'Gallery' for Mario Vasquez and Beyonce Knowles' 'Irreplaceable.' Ne-Yo has also penned songs for Britney Spears, Whitney Houston and Celine Dion. It has also been reported that he has written songs for Lindsay Lohan's debut musical venture. Additionally, it has been suggested that Ne-Yo will work with Marilyn Manson.

Ne-Yo was chosen to perform the national anthem of the USA, 'The Star-Spangled Banner' at the Special NFL match held at Wembley Stadium, between San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints.

The artist's third album is entitled Year of the Gentleman and is said to be a backlash against what he perceives to the 'sloppiness' of current R&B music. The album is influenced by songwriters such as John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney as well as Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson. In terms of style, Ne-Yo has drawn influence from the Rat Pack members such as Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra.

Ne-Yo: Personal Life

In February 2008, Ne-Yo was arrested for reckless driving in Georgia. When caught, he had been driving without a license, at over 100 miles per hour, at least 50 miles per hour over the speed limit. In June of the same year, he was sentenced to 24 hours community service. As part of the sentence, Ne-Yo must also perform for the Boys and Girls Club, as well as attending a defensive driving class, and paying a fine of $1000.

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4th July 2013 -

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23rd April 2013 -

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3rd March 2013 -

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6th February 2013 -

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10th December 2012 -

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5th December 2012 -

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23rd November 2012 -

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6th November 2012 -

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2nd February 2012 -

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26th January 2012 -

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16th January 2012 -

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30th November 2011 -

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6th December 2010 -

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2nd August 2010 -

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9th July 2010 -

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10th September 2008 -

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10th September 2008 -

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22nd May 2007 -

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Ne-YoBecause of youAlbum reviewNe-Yo returns with his sophomore project entitled "Because of You" (The title being an ode to his adoring fans) and what a cracker it is! The album opens with the title track...

Ne-Yo - Because Of You

5th March 2007 -

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28th September 2006 -

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25th September 2006 -

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22nd May 2006 -

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2nd February 2006 -

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1st February 2006 -

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Ne-Yo, Interview

15th August 2008

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16th March 2007

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