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Shaffer Chimere Smith

(1979-10-18) October 18, 1979 (age 44)
Camden, Arkansas, United States
Other namesNe-Yo
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • actor
  • dancer
  • television judge
Years active1998–present
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Crystal Renay (m. 2016)
PartnerMonyetta Shaw (2009–13)[3]
Musical career
OriginLas Vegas, Nevada, United States

Shaffer Chimere Smith (born on October 18, 1979 in Camden, Arkansas), better known as Ne-Yo, is a Grammy Award-winning American singer who sings R&B.[5] 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]


Year Work Category Result
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]

  1. "NeYo's Height - So Celebrity - Celebrity Heights And Other Amazing Facts". Archived from the original on 2020-08-15. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  2. "Ne-Yo's Ex Got Her Tubes Tied for Him and Gives a Warning to His New Wife".
  3. Jones, Tashara (7 April 2016). "I had my tubes tied for Ne-Yo, then he got another woman pregnant".
  4. "Ne-Yo". Bornrich. 4 March 2014. Archived from the original on 16 February 2017. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  5. Andy Kellman. "Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  6. "Ne-Yo Discography at Discogs". Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  7. "Past Winners Search |". Retrieved 19 February 2017.