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Ne-Yo

Shaffer Chimere Smith (born October 18, 1982), better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American Grammy Award winning R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor. Beginning his career as a songwriter, Ne-Yo penned the hit "Let Me Love You" for singer Mario. The single's successful release in the United States prompted an informal meeting between Ne-Yo and Def Jam's label head, and the signing of a recording contract. In 2006, he released his debut album, In My Own Words, which contained the US number one hit "So Sick", as well as the top 10 hit "Sexy Love". In 2007, he released his second album, Because of You, which contained the US top 3 hit, "Because of You". In 2008, he released his third album, Year of the Gentleman, which contained the top 10 hits "Closer", "Mad" and "Miss Independent". His fourth studio album, Libra Scale, was released on November 22, 2010. In 2009, Billboard ranked him as the 57th Artist of the 2000s decade. In addition to a successful recording career, Ne-Yo has amassed a catalog of chart-topping songs that he has written for other artists. Ne-Yo was born in Camden, Arkansas His mother is of African American and Chinese descent, and his

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Ne-Yo -- I'll Do Trump's Inauguration ... But I'm Bringing My Bird (VIDEO)

Ne-Yo
I'll Do Trump's Inauguration ... But I'm Bringing My Bird

Ne-Yo is the first black artist to say he's willing to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration, because as he puts it ... business is business and a party is a party. We got the singer Thursday at… READ MORE >

Donald Trump -- It's FLEEING Day for a Ton of Celebs (PHOTO GALLERY)

Donald Trump
It's FLEEING Day For a Ton of Celebs

The Oscars, Grammys and Emmys might wanna think about moving next year -- IF people like Miley Cyrus, Neve Campbell, Ne-Yo and a ton of others stick to their guns. Take a look at the… READ MORE >

- 31 days ago
Ne-Yo -- Rips Ruth Bader Ginsburg ... Over 'Dumb S***' She Said About Kaepernick (VIDEO)

Ne-Yo
Rips Ruth Bader Ginsburg For 'Dumb S***' She Said About Kaepernick

Ne-Yo is PISSED at Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- chalking up her anti-Colin Kaepernick comments as a bunch of "dumb s***." Of course, Judge Ginsburg started a firestorm when she… READ MORE >

- 60 days ago
Ne-Yo -- On Election Day ... Drake Is My Plan B (VIDEO)

Ne-Yo
On Election Day ... Drake Is My Plan B

Ne-Yo's 100% team Hillary, but that doesn't mean he isn't prepping for Donald Trump to win the election, and by preparing ... we mean he's packing warm clothes. We got the singer at LAX -- the… READ MORE >

- 60 days ago
Ne-Yo -- Instagram Did Snapchat Dirty ... But It's Part of the Game (VIDEO)

Ne-Yo
Instagram Did Snapchat Dirty But It's Part of the Game

Ne-Yo says Instagram was just playing the bizness game by rolling out Instagram Stories ... but he says it with a wince. We got the R&B singer/songwriter at LAX Wednesday, and he… READ MORE >

- 128 days ago
Ne-Yo -- 2 Homes Better Than 1 For My Mom (PHOTO GALLERY)

Ne-Yo
2 Homes Better Than 1 For My Mom

Some people give Mom flowers and jewelry, but Ne-Yo gives homes. TMZ has learned the singer just handed over a $300k townhouse in Mableton, Georgia to his mother, Harriet Loraine… READ MORE >

- 151 days ago
Ne-Yo -- Remixing 'One Shining Moment' ... But Not Usurping Luther

Ne-Yo
Remixing 'One Shining Moment' ... But Not Usurping Luther

The NCAA is adding a twist to its annual "One Shining Moment" montage at the end of the Final Four tourney ... Ne-Yo will be doing a version this year -- but he's NOT bumping Luther. Luther… READ MORE >

- 253 days ago
Ne-Yo -- Birthday Turn Up Was Classical ... Complete with Cello (VIDEO)

Ne-Yo
Birthday Turn Up Was Classical ... Complete with Cello!!

Ne-Yo's a classy gent on any given day, but he took it up a notch for his 36th birthday ... toasting the night with that must-have for any serious turn up -- the cello. The R&B singer… READ MORE >

- 415 days ago
Ne-Yo To Baby Mama -- We Did The Deed ... Now You're On My Penthouse Deed

Ne-Yo To Baby Mama
We Did The Deed ... Now You're On My Penthouse Deed

Ne-Yo is a badass baby daddy ... because he just let the woman he knocked up a couple of times become the co-owner of his $1 mil condo. TMZ obtained docs that show the R&B singer just… READ MORE >

- 496 days ago
Ne-Yo Drops $520K On Farmette

Ne-Yo
Drops Half a Mil On Farmette

Ne-Yo's tradin' hos for hoes ... because we found out he's gonna be a farmer.Real estate sources tell us ... the R&B superstar dropped $520K on a gated 5-bedroom, 3-bath house that sits… READ MORE >

- 793 days ago

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