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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

Ne-Yo: MJ Album a Travesty

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 >

Ne-Yo -- Real Men Cry Like Babies

Real Men Cry Like Babies

Ne-Yo is desperately defending his manhood after video surfaced of him crying his eyes out at his Manchester concert on Wednesday -- telling all the nasty bloggers who made fun of him to "go to… READ MORE >

- 2270 days ago
Ne-Yo No-Show Suit

No-Show Suit

Happening hot spot Bellevue, Wa. was supposed to be the scene for a big New Year's Eve shindig hosted by Ne-Yo. And it probably would have been awesome ... if only he showed up. According to a… READ MORE >

- 2426 days ago
R. Kelly to Ne-Yo -- Don't Pee on My Parade!

R. Kelly to Ne-Yo
Don't Pee on My Parade!

Fast-rising R&B star Ne-Yo is just so sick that R. Kelly tossed him from his tour, he's suing Kelly's promoter, alleging that they kicked him off the tour because he was getting more love from… READ MORE >

- 2831 days ago
R. Kelly Says Ne-Yo Gotta Go

R. Kelly
Says Ne-Yo Gotta Go

"Trapped in the Closet" brainchild R. Kelly recently peed on Ne-Yo's parade -- tossing him off his tour after just two gigs. Not so irreplaceable after all! Now, Ne-Yo's finally breaking his… READ MORE >

- 2872 days ago
R. Kelly Boots Ne-Yo from Tour

R. Kelly
Boots Ne-Yo from Tour

More drama unfolds with R. Kelly as R&B singer Ne-Yo was suddenly removed from Kelly's latest tour. Kelly's camp cited the lack of a signed contract as the reason for Ne-Yo getting dumped.… READ MORE >

- 2875 days ago
Ne-Yo Butters-Up Hayden Panettiere

Butters-Up Hayden Panettiere

She's recently been linked to "Heroes" co-star Milo Ventimiglia -- but Hayden Panettiere was spotted partying with singer/songwriter Ne-Yo last night in NYC. Hayden and Ne-Yo were caught leaving… READ MORE >

- 2875 days ago
R. Kelly Back on Tour -- Hide Your Daughters!

R. Kelly Back on Tour
-- Hide Your Daughters!

Singer R. Kelly isn't about to let a measly 14 counts of child pornography stop him from hitting the stage in his latest U.S. tour, which kicks off today.Kelly will be joined by Keyshia Cole,… READ MORE >

- 2881 days ago
Ne-Yo: R&B Pimpin' Ain't Easy!

R&B Pimpin' Ain't Easy!

Ladies' man and R&B singer/songwriter Ne-Yo walked out of Opera last night with several pretty girls on his arm, and decided to please them all at once -- by buying every last rose from the… READ MORE >

- 2928 days ago
Ne-Yo Puts Britney on Blast

Puts Britney on Blast

This morning on On Air with Ryan Seacrest, R&B singer/songwriter Ne-Yo discussed what occurred in his failed working relationship with Britney Spears. Brit still works?Ne-Yo explained that he… READ MORE >

- 2958 days ago

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