Ne-Yo has been "talking" to Beyonce Knowles about doing a duet.

The 'So Sick' hitmaker - who is currently working on his fifth album 'Love and Passion', which will be released in September - has a number of collaborations in the works but has no confirmed singles coming out with big-named stars.

He told BANG Showbiz: "There's a couple of people who I might be collaborating with on the next album, I don't know exactly who right now, but I've talked to a couple of people, Chris Brown and Dr. Dre, Beyonce about some stuff. But nothing is set in stone right now."

In addition, the 31-year-old singer - who penned Beyonce's hit single 'Irreplaceable' - also has a soft spot for UK artists, including troubled singer Amy Winehouse.

He added: "What do I like most about the UK? The weather! No, no, I like the vibe out here. It's a really cool vibe. I really like Plan B or Amy Winehouse and Adele."