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Background information
Birth name Shaffer Chimere Smith
Born October 18, 1979
Born place Camden, Arkansas, U.S.
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genre(s) Contemporary R&B
Years active 1999—present
Label(s) Def Jam Recordings
Associated acts Stargate
Website Website

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Ne-Yo Overview


Shaffer Chimere Smith (born October 18, 1979), better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American pop and R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, and occasional rapper. Since his debut, Ne-Yo has had five top ten songs on the Billboard Hot 100 as a lead artist and two number-one albums on the Billboard 200. Ne-Yo has also amassed a catalog of chart-topping songs that he has written for other artists.

Libra Scale (2010) Year Of The Gentleman (2008) Because Of You (2007) In My Own Words (2006)

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Ne-Yo Reschedules UK Tour Dates

February 10, 2011
Ne-Yo has rescheduled three dates on his forthcoming UK tour due to album commitments. The dates affected – Glasgow on February 22, Liverpool (23) and Newcastle on March 3 – will now take place this autumn. The new dates have yet to be confirmed.  Read more 

Ne-Yo Set To Collaborate With Bruno Mars?

February 1, 2011
Ne-Yo has said that a collaboration with fellow US singer Bruno Mars is on the cards. The pair, who are responsible for writing songs for Rihanna, Beyonce and Cee-Lo Green, could now be set to head into the studio together.  Read more 

Ne-Yo Extends UK Arena Tour

January 12, 2011
Ne-Yo has added an additional date to his forthcoming UK arena tour. The US R&B star will now play London's O2 Arena on February 27, as well as his previously announced show the night before (26).  Read more 

Ne-Yo Reaffirms Comments About New Michael Jackson Album

December 22, 2010
Ne-Yo has reaffirmed comments he made about a new Michael Jackson album. In a recent interview, the R&B singer said he didn't think the late singer would have released 'Michael' if he was still alive.  Read more 

Ne-Yo Announces 2011 UK Arena Tour

November 10, 2010
Ne-Yo has announced details of an UK tour, which will take place next February. The 'Beautiful Monster' singer will play six dates in support of his new album 'Libra Scale'.  Read more 

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