|Born||Shaffer Chimere Smith
October 18, 1979
Camden, Arkansas, United States
|Net worth||$16 million|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Spouse(s)||Crystal Renay (m. 2016–present) |
|Partner(s)||Monyetta Shaw (2009–13)|
Shaffer Chimere Smith (born on October 18, 1979 near Camden, Arkansas), better known as Ne-Yo, is a Grammy Award-winning American musician who sings R&B. In 2004 he wrote "Let Me Love You" for Mario. It was number one in the Billboard Hot 100 for nine weeks. After this, Def Jam Recordings signed him. His debut album, In My Own Words, was released during 2006. Other albums then followed. In 2009, Billboard ranked him as the 57th Artist of the 2000s decade.
He is known for songs like "So Sick", "When You're Mad", "Closer", "Miss Independent", "Let's Go", and "Give Me Everything". The first and last song both reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Albums[change | change source]
- In My Own Words (2006)
- Because of You (2007)
- Year of the Gentleman (2008)
- Libra Scale (2010)
- R.E.D. (2012)
- Non-Fiction (2013)
Grammy Awards[change | change source]
|2008||Because of You||Best Contemporary R&B Album||Won|
|2009||"Miss Independent"||Best R&B Song||Won|
|Best Male R&B Vocal Performance||Won|
References[change | change source]
- Andy Kellman. "Artist Biography". AllMusic. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/ne-yo-mn0000846634/biography. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
- "Ne-Yo Discography at Discogs". https://www.discogs.com/artist/359939-Ne-Yo?limit=500&page=1. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
- "Past Winners Search | GRAMMY.com". https://www.grammy.com/nominees/search?artist=Ne-Yo&field_nominee_work_value=&year=All&genre=All. Retrieved 19 February 2017.