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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.

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

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Ne-Yo - Grand Opening Of Intrigue Nightclub inside Wynn Hotel & Casino at Intrigue Nightclub - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 29th April 2016

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Ne-Yo - Grand Opening Of Intrigue Nightclub inside Wynn Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 29th April 2016

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Tired Ne-yo In Awe At New Fatherhood


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The So Sick hitmaker and his wife, Crystal Renay, welcomed their first child together, son Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr., on 16 March (16), and Ne-Yo admits new fatherhood is everything he remembers it to be.

The singer, who also has two children from a previous relationship, reveals his baby boy, nicknamed Prince SJ, is a relatively quiet kid, but he doesn't like to sleep.

"I haven't slept in about 14 days," he told People.com as he enjoyed a night out on Wednesday (27Apr16) at the 33rd Annual ASCAP Pop Awards in Los Angeles. "I'm loving every minute of it."

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Ne-yo Defends Wife After Postpartum Partying


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The model and Ne-Yo, real name Shaffer Chimere Smith, welcomed a baby boy on 16 March (16), but new mum Crystal shared pictures of herself joking with friends on a night out on Instagram less than two weeks later.

The images caused users to post a series of comments criticising the new mother for not resting up and looking after her baby, named Shaffer Chimere Smith Jr.

The model responded to the criticism, which included a number of users worrying she was endangering herself as she had given birth via a Caesarean section operation, by posting a video, since deleted, of her presenting a middle finger to her critics.

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Ne-yo And Crystal Renay Welcome Baby Boy


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The Closer star's representative has confirmed to E! News that the newlyweds are now parents to a baby boy, but did not give further details.

Crystal shared a picture on phone app Snapchat showing an adult hand clutching a baby's tiny hand as it laid in a cot, with the caption, "Prince SJ has arrived" followed by a crown emoji.

On Tuesday (15Mar16), Crystal, who was overdue, posted a video to Instagram from her hospital bed telling fans she was admitted because "I think there's something." In the caption, she writes, "On Snap bored as heck waiting on SJ to make his entrance."

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Ne-yo's Lawsuit Against Former Business Manager Dismissed


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The Closer hitmaker filed suit against Kevin Foster in 2014 for $8 million (£5.6 million), amid allegations he withdrew $4.5 million (£3.2 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 (£985,230) loan the singer insists he never signed for.

Ne-Yo countersued Citibank in court papers filed in January (16), but earlier this month (Mar16), Ne-Yo's case against Foster was dismissed after the judge ruled he had not presented enough evidence to support his allegations, according to TheJasmineBrand.com.

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R'n'B Star Ne-Yo Marries Girlfriend Crystal Renay


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Ne-Yo and fiancée Crystal Renay have finally tied the knot, just weeks before they are due to welcome their first child together. According to People, the wedding took place on Saturday (February 20th) in front of family and friends on at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, near Los Angeles.

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"We can't wait to start our life together,” the ‘Money Can't Buy’ singer told the magazine. "We're looking forward to just being each others' best friend." The couple began dating in 2015 after meeting to set-up a possible collaboration for his album Non-Fiction.

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Ne-yo Weds Model Fiancee After Whirlwind Romance


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The singer married Crystal in front of family and friends at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, near Los Angeles.

"We can't wait to start our life together," the happy couple told People.com after confirming the wedding news. "We're looking forward to just being each others' best friend."

The pair met in 2014 after discussing a possible collaboration for his album Non-Fiction, and the 36-year-old musician knew Crystal was "the one" immediately.

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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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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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Ne-Yo

Date of birth

18th October, 1982

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.75




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