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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 -- Here's My Terribly Misguided Opinion About Chris Brown

Ne-Yo
Here's My Terribly Misguided Opinion About Chris Brown

Ne-Yo thinks Chris Brown is being treated unfairly by the justice system because he's a celebrity. Ne-Yo is wrong, but that's what he thinks. Our photog caught up with the R&B superstar… READ MORE >

Ne-Yo -- Usain Bolt Better Not Dagger in This Country ... We Call That Rape

Ne-Yo
Usain Bolt Better Not Dagger in This Country ... We Call That Rape

Warning to Usain Bolt: Don't go thrusting your crotch at people in the U.S.A. because it could be criminal ... that's Ne-Yo's take on it, anyway.The singer was out in NYC when we asked him about… READ MORE >

- 29 days ago
Ne-Yo -- I'm Too Rich to Dine and Ditch

Ne-Yo
I'm Too Rich to Dine and Ditch

Ne-Yo has way too much money to stiff some restaurant on a bill ... despite accusations he bailed on a $800 tab in NYC last month ... the singer tells TMZ.Ne-Yo was out at LAX last night when we… READ MORE >

- 148 days ago
Ne-Yo Sued For Defamation Over 'Harlot' Allegations

Ne-Yo
Sued for Defamation Over 'Harlot' Allegations

A woman who once claimed Ne-Yo was her baby daddy is suing the rapper, claiming he defamed her by trashing her on a TV show.Jesseca White claims in her lawsuit ... Ne-Yo went on VH1 and… READ MORE >

- 408 days ago
Trey Songz -- I'm Dropping $35,000 a Month ... To Live Next to Ne-Yo

Trey Songz
Dropping $35k a Month ...To Live Next to Ne-Yo

Trey Songz and Ne-Yo are about to get a whole lot closer (closer) ... because Trey's dropping $35,000 a MONTH on a sick new mansion in the Hollywood Hills -- right next door to his music-making… READ MORE >

- 416 days ago
Ne-Yo's Big Secret -- I Used to Be Married!

Ne-Yo
The Big Secret I Used to Be Married!

Here's something you never knew -- Ne-Yo was MARRIED!!!Ne-Yo was leaving Supperclub in L.A. this week when we randomly asked if he'd ever gotten hitched. Ne-Yo told us he actually WAS married 11… READ MORE >

- 421 days ago
Ne-Yo's Ex-Baby Mama Threatens Legal Action ... You Blabbed, Time to Pay!

Ne-Yo's Ex-Baby Mama
Threatens Legal Action ... You Blabbed, Time to Pay!

Ne-Yo's former baby mama (we'll explain) is FUMING after the singer went on VH1 and blabbed about their baby drama -- and now she's hired mega attorney Gloria Allred to make him pay. It's a pretty… READ MORE >

- 488 days ago
Ne-Yo -- Nerds Get Laid More Than Politicians

Ne-Yo
Nerds Get Laid More Than Politicians

Ne-Yo thinks there's more banging going on at "Star Wars" conventions than political conventions -- which we seriously doubted ... until our resident nerd spilled some freaky Jedi secrets.Check… READ MORE >

- 601 days ago
Ne-Yo Makes It RAIN On Drake's Naked Ex

Ne-Yo
Makes It RAIN On Drake's Naked Ex

Ne-Yo dropped an AVALANCHE of singles on Drake's ex-girlfriend's naked body Wednesday night ... a chick who happens to be a VERY famous stripper ... and TMZ has the pics.Sources tell us, Ne-Yo… READ MORE >

- 623 days ago
Ne-Yo -- Come Closer ... To My $500k Mansion

Ne-Yo
Come Closer ... To My $500k Mansion

R&B superstar Ne-Yo spends a lot of time writing hits for other people ... and now that's paying off, 'cause dude just dropped over $500k on a siiiiiick house in GA. The singer / songwriter… READ MORE >

- 659 days ago

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