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 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.

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NE-YO - Friend Like Me

Disney lovers rejoiced this summer with the arrival of star-studded compilation 'We Love Disney', released on Verve Records. Now Ne-Yo has launched a charming music video for his genie-us rendition of 'Aladdin' favourite 'Friend Like Me'.

New York Premiere Of 'Empire' Series Season 2

Ne-Yo - New York Premiere of 'Empire' Series Season 2 - Red Carpet Arrivals - Manhattan, New York, United States - Saturday 12th September 2015


Grand Opening Of Manhattan Brew & Vine

Ne-Yo - Grand opening of Manhattan Brew & Vine - Arrivals - New York, United States - Tuesday 25th August 2015


NE-YO - Closer [Live]

Ne-Yo hit the 2015 Capital Summertime Ball where he performed a rendition of his 2008 single 'Closer'; a UK Platinum number one from his following 'Year of the Gentleman' album which reached number two in the US album chart.

Songwriters Hall Of Fame 2015

Ne-Yo - Songwriters Hall of Fame 2015 46th Annual Induction and Awards Gala at The New York Marriott Marquis Hotel at Marriot Marquis Hotel - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 18th June 2015


Capital FM Summertime Ball

Ne-Yo - Capital FM Summertime Ball - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 6th June 2015


'Live! With Kelly And Michael'

Ne-Yo - Singer Ne-Yo gets his groove on with Kelly Ripa on 'Live! with Kelly and Michael' as they film a segment at Disneyland. at Disneyland - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 18th May 2015


NE-YO - Every Day With Love (Audio)

Ne-Yo has released the official audio track for his single, 'Every Day With Love', featuring Sonna Rele. The single was released online for purchase and download on 25th March, 2015, in addition to the audio track's release.

Taylor Swift Returns To Number 1, Matches Whitney Houston's Record

Taylor Swift Whitney Houston Ed Sheeran Meghan Trainor Sam Smith Ne-Yo Fall Out Boy Mark Ronson Nicki Minaj Maroon 5

Taylor Swift has returned to the top of the American album charts yet again, making her only the second woman in Billboard history to have more than one album that has clocked up ten or more weeks at Number 1.

Her fifth album 1989 racked up equivalent sales of 101,000 in the week ending February 1st, consisting of 71,000 pure album sales, according to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan. It has now spent ten non-consecutive weeks atop the chart, replicating the feat she achieved over 2008-09 with her second album Fearless.

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has equalled a chart record held by only six other artists

Continue reading: Taylor Swift Returns To Number 1, Matches Whitney Houston's Record

Ne-Yo - Run/An Island (Interlude) (Audio)

With the US release of Ne-Yo's 'Non-Fiction' album on 27th January 2015, the audio track for 'Run/An Island' featuring Schoolboy Q has been released. The song featured as the third track onn the album.

NE-YO - She Said I'm Hood Tho (Audio)

With the US release of 'Non-Fiction' on 27th January 2015, Ne-Yo has released the audio for 'She Said I'm Hood Tho' featuring Candice. The song features as the twelfth track to appear on the album, out of fourteen.

NE-YO - Let You What... (Audio/Interlude)

With the upcoming release of Ne-Yo's single 'Coming With You' on 8th February 2015, the singer has released the audio track for the interlude 'Let You What...' 'Coming With You' features as the sixth track on the 27th January 2015 album 'Non-Fiction'.

Kanye West And Usher Take The Spotlight For The 2015 BET Honors [Photos]

Bet Awards Kanye West Usher Raymond Mary J Blige Ne-Yo Charlie Wilson K. Michelle Trey Songz

Some of the biggest names in music were among the esteemed guests of the 2015 BET Honors held at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., with Kanye West and Usher Raymond among honorees and Mary J. Blige closing the ceremony with her performance.

Mary J. Blige at 2015 BET Honors
Mary J. Blige closed the show with her performance

Unsurprisingly, it was Kanye West who landed the coveted Visionary Award at the event which he attended alongside his reality star wife Kim Kardashian. While the multi-Platinum rapper may be one of the best modern popstars, having released his sixth consecutive number one album 'Yeezus' two years ago, he's hardly going to win any prizes for modesty. Despite himself, he quipped to the audience upon receiving his award, 'I understand what it is to be humbled for the first time'.

Continue reading: Kanye West And Usher Take The Spotlight For The 2015 BET Honors [Photos]

NE-YO - Everybody Loves/The Def Of You (Interlude) (Audio)

Ne-Yo has released the audio track for the song 'Everybody Loves/The Def Of You (Interlude)' after its appearance as the second track on his new album. NE-YO released  'Non-Fiction' in the US on 27th January 2015.

NE-YO - Religious/Ratchet Wit Yo Friends (Interlude) (Audio)

'Religious/Ratchet Wit Yo Friends (Interlude)' serves as the fourteenth track on Ne-Yo's album 'Non-Fiction', which was released in the US on 27th September 2014. In honour of the release, NE-YO has released the audio track for the song.



Date of birth

18th October, 1982








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