Ne-Yo

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Ne-Yo
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BornShaffer Chimere Smith
(1979-10-18) October 18, 1979 (age 39)
Camden, Arkansas, United States
Other namesNe-Yo
Net worth$16 million[1]
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[2]
Spouse(s)
Crystal Renay (m. 2016)
[3]
Partner(s)Monyetta Shaw (2009–13)[4]
Children4
'Musical career'
Genres
Occupations
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Record producer
  • Actor
  • Dancer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Piano
Years active1998–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websiteyearofthegentleman.com

Shaffer Chimere Smith (born on October 18, 1979 in Camden, Arkansas), better known as Ne-Yo, is a Grammy Award-winning American musician 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]

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  • 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]

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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. http://www.bornrich.com/ne-yo-2.html
  2. http://socelebrity.com/height/neyo
  3. http://www.bet.com/news/celebrities/2016/04/07/ne-yo-ex-new-baby1.html
  4. https://nypost.com/2016/04/07/ne-yo-made-me-get-my-tubes-tied-then-got-another-woman-pregnant/
  5. Andy Kellman. "Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  6. "Ne-Yo Discography at Discogs". Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  7. "Past Winners Search | GRAMMY.com". Retrieved 19 February 2017.