Ne-yo

Ne-yo

Biography

Ne-Yo (born Shaffer Chimere Smith 18.10.1979)
Ne-Yo is an American R&B performer, of Afro-Asian descent.

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.

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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Future Performs At Drai's Nightclub

Ne-Yo - Rapper Future performs at Drai's nightclub at The Cromwell Las Vegas at Drai's Nightclub - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Monday 8th February 2016

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Jennifer Lopez Brings Out Special Guests As Residency Kicks Off


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The singer/actress celebrated the start of her Jennifer Lopez: All I Have residency by inviting her early collaborator Ja Rule onto the stage at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on two separate occasions during the evening, for their duet I'm Real and a remix of Ain't It Funny.

The guest appearances kept coming during the two-hour show with Ne-Yo, a singer who has never featured on a Jennifer Lopez single, replacing LL Cool J's lines on All I Have, the title of the show, and a cover of Debra Laws' Very Special, which is sampled on the track.

Jennifer performed both old and new songs during the concert, with classic hits including If You Had My Love and Jenny From the Block to newer singles Booty and Dance Again plus cover tracks including Lee Ann Womack's I Hope You Dance and Latin classic Quien Sera (Sway).

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JLo After Party At Mr Chow

Ne-Yo - Jennifer Lopez Official After Party Red Carpet at MR CHOW at Caesars Palace at MR CHOW, Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 20th January 2016

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'JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE' After Party And Grand Opening Of Mr. Chow

Ne-Yo - 'JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE' After Party and Grand Opening of Mr. Chow inside Caesars Palace in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 20th January 2016

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21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards

Ne-Yo , Crystal Renay - 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Arrivals at Barker Hangar, Critics' Choice Awards - Santa Monica, California, United States - Sunday 17th January 2016

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Ne-yo Blames Bank Bosses For Failing To Flag Up Ex-adviser's Alleged Fraud


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The Closer hitmaker filed suit against Kevin Foster in 2014, amid allegations he withdrew $4.5 million (£3 million) from Ne-Yo's account without authorisation between 2011 and 2013.

The discrepancies were only highlighted after Ne-Yo recruited a new firm to oversee his financial affairs, while he was also hit with legal action from Citibank officials, who claimed he had failed to make payments on a $1.4 million (£933,330) loan the singer insists he never signed for.

Ne-Yo countersued Citibank and in new court papers filed last week (ends08Jan16), his lawyer Richard A. Roth blames banking executives for reportedly allowing Foster to make shady transfers between the 36-year-old's account for his Compound Touring firm to his own company's.

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Ne-yo To Wed In February


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The Sexy Love singer announced the couple's baby and engagement news in August (15), and now, thanks to some excited guests, who have posted photos of the invitation online, it has been revealed Ne-Yo will tie the knot with Crystal on 20 February (16).

The location information has yet to be leaked, although the husband and wife-to-be reside in Georgia.

The wedding will be Ne-Yo's first, although he was previously engaged to Monyetta Shaw, the mother of his two young children, Madilyn and Mason. They split in 2013, and the star moved on with Crystal in the summer of 2014.

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Ne-yo Pays Tribute To Bassist Anthony Tolson


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The 33-year-old musician lost his life in Detroit, Michigan on Thursday (24Dec15) after he was allegedly shot by thieves who targeted his car as he was driving home from a church service.

He was remembered at a tribute jam session featuring other well-known Detroit bassists, including Lady Gaga's bass player, Kern Brantley, in the city on Sunday night (27Dec15), and now Ne-Yo has reached out to the family via social media.

Ne-Yo posted a picture of Tolson on his Instagram.com page, and added, "Damn bro... Damn. To my man Anthony Tolson. Prayers to your family and prayers of safe passage to the other side. May you rest in peace."

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Bassist Anthony Tolson Killed At 33


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Anthony Tolson, 33, had been driving from a local church, where he had just performed a Christmas service, to pick up his three children at his mother's house when he was targeted in his Sports Utility Vehicle.

Two suspects are believed to have ordered Tolson out of the grey Chevrolet Trailblazer before shooting him in plain sight and driving off with his car, which contained his bass and Christmas gifts for his kids, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Tolson began playing the steel drums at the age of eight, before picking up the bass guitar as a teen.

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Stars Come Out For Sean 'Diddy' Combs' Birthday Party


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The hip-hop mogul turned 46 on Wednesday (04Nov15), and he was treated to a surprise party by a group of his famous friends in New York City.

The bash at the Butter Midtown restaurant was hosted by Naomi along with record label executives Andre Harrell and Antonio 'L.A.' Reid, and guests also included musician Trey Songz, model Chanel Iman, and superproducer Mark Ronson.

"He said no one ever surprises him like this, because he's always in the know," a source tells New York Post gossip column Page Six.

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The BALMAIN X H&M Collection Launch

Ne-Yo - The BALMAIN X H&M Collection Launch at 23 Wall Street - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 20th October 2015

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Ne-yo Performs At Barack Obama's State Dinner


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Empire co-creator Lee Daniels, Facebook.com founder Mark Zuckerberg, and fashion designer Phillip Lim were among the 200 guests at the event on Friday (25Sep15), which was held for China's President Xi Jinpling and his wife Peng Liyuan.

Ne-Yo, who is part Chinese, took his mother Loraine to the White House dinner, and he also performed a 20-minute set for the gathering.

She told reporters at the event, "I'm the most proud mama."

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Ne-Yo Engaged And Expecting Baby


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Ne-Yo is engaged and his fiancée Crystal Renay is pregnant.

The 35-year-old singer took to Twitter to share the happy news, writing: ''Clearing the air..@mscrystalrenay and I are ENGAGED to be married next year. And yes we are expeciting #FromTheHorsesMouth (sic).''

He already has two children, daughter, Madilyn, four, and a son, Mason, three, with his ex-fiancée Monyetta Shaw.

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Ne-yo Clears Up Marriage Reports After Pregnancy News


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The Sexy Love hitmaker broke the news of his impending fatherhood to fans on Instagram.com on Sunday (30Aug15), while the mother-to-be also shared the news on her social media page.

She also hinted that rumours suggesting the couple has secretly exchanged vows were true by posting a photo of Ne-Yo resting his head on her chest, along with the caption, "Rest your soul chocolate, I'm watching over your heart now".

However, on Monday (31Aug15), Ne-Yo took to Twitter.com to clarify the announcement, writing, "Clearing the air..@mscrystalrenay and I are ENGAGED to be married next year. And yes we are expecting."

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Ne-yo Is Married And Preparing To Welcome Another Child


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The So Sick hitmaker took to Instagram.com on Sunday (30Aug15) and posted a photo of the video vixen holding up a photo of the two of them, in which he is happily holding on to her growing baby bump. He added the caption, "Surprise!!!!!!!!!!!"

Renay posted a larger version of the photo on her own Instagram account, writing, "'No matter what they say our Miracle is on the way and I couldn't feel more blessed. You're negativity means nothing to us. We are happy, we've BEEN happy and will always be HAPPY no matter what they say. Thanking The Lord above for those who know my story know what this absolute miracle means to me."

She also posted a photo of Ne-Yo resting his head on her chest, with the caption, "Rest your soul chocolate, I'm watching over your heart now", hinting at rumours the couple has also wed.

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Ne-Yo

Date of birth

18th October, 1982

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.75




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