Ne-Yo: A Grammy Award Winning Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Artist and Producer
Brought up only by his mom Las Vegas, Nevada, Ne-Yo (Shaffer Chimere Smith) is a magnificent American pop and R&B singer, musician, songwriter, actor, record producer, dancer, and occasional rapper was born on 18 October 1979 in Arkansas. Ne-Yo is a Grammy award winning singer and one of most talented and creative artists. In a span of five years, Ne-Yo produced three hit albums, sold over 10 million copies internationally and teamed up with Michael Jackson to Tim McGraw.
At the age of 22, this lyrical and musical sensation entered the musical world through becoming a part of an R ‘n’ B group “Envy” but this band parted their ways in the year 2000. It was after this that he was signed by Columbia Records, but his album was unfortunately shelved and this made him leave Columbia Records empty-handed. This American R&B and pop singer and songwriter, created the biggest radio records of history with 189.5 million listeners in a week and sealed the 1st position on Billboards R&B chart for many weeks, with his hit single “Let Me Love You” in 2004. He broke into the recording industry as a songwriter, penning the 2004 hit “Let Me Love You” for the singer Mario. This single’s massive success’s lead to an informal meeting between Def Jam’s label head and Ne-Yo and soon after that he signed the recording contract.
Ne-Yo’s debut album “In My Own Words” was released in 2006 and debuted at 1st position on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. His second single “So Sick” also peaked at 1st position on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. His second album was released in May 2007 “Because of You” and debuted at 1st position on the Billboard 200. His third album “Year of the Gentleman” got released in September 2008 and reached at 2nd position on the Billboard 200 ans was certified as platinum in US. The first single from his third album “Closer” reached at 7th position on the Billboard Hot 100.
He took a few years off to work numerous films and came back with his fourth album “Libra Scale” which race up the charts and catapults this R&B singing superstar to greater horizons of success. This pulsating entertainer is always ready to deliver his best shot. Ne-Yo’s album raises a melancholy feeling and a renaissance if you will listen to his songs. Whether it’s a dance floor or a bedroom, Ne-Yo’s music videos and songs are always filled with enthusiasm and strong energy which pulls music lovers into the music and places you into his zone. He has taken the music industry by storm, since he graces and challenges the famous music with his song-writing and singing talents. Watch and listen to all the latest Ne-Yo’s music videos at the coolest new urban music website, Urban-Nation.Com.
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