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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 -- 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 >

Ne-Yo -- Who Is The Ugliest Rapper of Them All?

Ne-Yo
The Ugliest Rapper Is...

We asked Ne-Yo to weigh in on that age old question in the world of hip-hop -- no, not Biggie or Tupac ... but who's the ugliest rapper of all-time? Warning: this ain't gonna be pretty. Check out… READ MORE >

- 872 days ago
Ne-Yo -- I Didn't STEAL from The Game

Ne-Yo
I Didn't STEAL from The Game

R&B megastar Ne-Yo says he's NOT GUILTY of stealing the title of his upcoming album R.E.D. from The Game ... even though Game released his R.E.D. album last year. "No ... I don't feel like I… READ MORE >

- 895 days ago
Ne-Yo's Baby Mama -- I'm Adopting 48 African Children ... Kinda

Ne-Yo's Baby Mama
I'm Adopting 48 African Children ... Kinda

We didn't think it was possible -- but Ne-Yo's baby mama just broke the African-child-adopting records set by Madonna AND Angelina Jolie ... combined ... agreeing to adopt 48 children in… READ MORE >

- 990 days ago
Ne-Yo -- This Strip Club Needs a New Carpet ... MADE OF CASH!!!

Ne-Yo
This Strip Club Needs a Carpet ... MADE OF CASH!!!

Ne-Yo went on a redecorating mission last weekend at an Atlanta strip club -- dropping so much money on naked booty-shakers ... he literally covered the floor with singles ... and TMZ has obtained… READ MORE >

- 991 days ago
Ne-Yo -- FBI Contacted Over Death Threats

Ne-Yo & Clive Davis
FBI Contacted Over DEATH THREATS

A man who allegedly threatened to shoot Ne-Yo in the head was detained for a psychiatric evaluation in L.A. ... and top ranking execs at Sony Music believe they are also on the hit list. Sony… READ MORE >

- 1140 days ago
Pitbull SHOCKED By LiLo Suit -- I Was Trying to Keep Her Relevant

Pitbull Shocked By LiLo Lawsuit
I Was Trying to Keep Her Relevant

Rapper Pitbull thinks Lindsay Lohan should be thanking him -- not suing him -- for including her name in his hit song, "Give Me Everything" ... claiming he thought the shout-out would HELP her… READ MORE >

- 1158 days ago
Lindsay Attacks Pitbull ... Sues Over "Give Me Everything"

Lindsay Lohan Attacks Pitbull
Sues Over 'Give Me Everything'

Lindsay Lohan has just sued the rapper Pitbull for a line in his mega-hit, "Give Me Everything," for a disparaging lyric about her.The song -- written by Ne-Yo and Afrojack, also defendants -- has… READ MORE >

- 1164 days ago
Ne-Yo Backup Dancers -- We're Afraid to Go to Japan!

Ne-Yo Backup Dancers
We're Afraid to Go to Japan!

Ne-Yo is in the middle of a series of shows in Japan -- but he's doing the concerts minus a few of his backup dancers because, according to sources, they were too afraid to travel to Japan in the… READ MORE >

- 1315 days ago
Ne-Yo: MJ Album a Travesty

Ne-Yo:
MJ Album a Travesty

Ne-Yo is staging a one-man boycott of the new Michael Jackson album -- telling us he doesn't want to listen to it because he doesn't think MJ would have EVER wanted it to be released. The… READ MORE >

- 1406 days ago

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