American musician Shaffer Chimere Smith performing under the pseudonym Ne-Yo was born in 1982 in Camden, Arkansas. Blige, Ruben Studdard, Marques Houston, Faith Evans, Christina Milian, B2K, Nivea, Tyrese, Jamie Foxx , Heather Headley,and Mario. The singer issued his second studio attempt titled Because Of You in 2007. Ne-Yo was a beautiful song writer before he became a recording artist. It is worth mentioning that it proved to be as interesting as its predecessor and managed to repeat the success by peaking at the very top of charts.
The singer signed the contract with Columbia Records, but finally the company refused to release his album, in spite of the fact that all the songs had been already recorded. He kept on improving his skills while creating music for various performers, and a bit later he started preparing his own material. . It goes without saying that it perfectly proved the highest level of the record. His second album, Because of You, was released May 1, 2007. He has also said that he has written songs for Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Corbin Bleu, and Enrique Iglesias for their upcoming albums. He has written songs for a number of artists, including Mary J.
The origin of the name Ne-Yo was given by a mutual friend in 1999 who called him Neo because he could 'see' music akin to the character Neo from The Matrix trilogy. In 2006 he released his debut album In My Own Words, which featured the hit single So Sick. Ne-Yo's debut album, In My Own Words, was released in early 2006, through Def Jam Recordings, and debuted at number one on Billboard 200, selling over 301,000 copies in the first week and certified platinum. After coming off a bad deal with Columbia Records, Ne-Yo originally decided to remain as a songwriter until a close friend introduced him to L. Smith also has stated that he will write songs for Craig David, Usher, Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson, Leona Lewis, and he recently confirmed that he has been contacted by producer will. He altered the '-yo' part as an homage to his hip hop roots. The song reached 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and helped his album debut at 1 on the Billboard 200.
The group was disbanded in 2000, however Ne-Yo did not even think about giving up. Reid who signed him to Def Jam Records on the spot. Perfect' before Ne-Yo changed it to R. The Lazy Love Songfacts reports that Ne-Yo's fifth studio album was originally titled 'The Cracks in Mr. Ne-Yo opened a recording studio called Carrington House and started his own label, Compound Entertainment, in 2007; Paula Campbell, Sixx John, and Shanell are now associated with Compound. In December 2007, Ne-Yo and the Goo Goo Dolls performed at a fundraising concert for presidential candidate Sen.
Libra Scale turned out to be another proof of the fact that the singer found his signature sound, however he continues to improve himself and look for the new and original sound. The next year the artist pleased his fans by wonderful compilation album The Collection 2009 presenting his best compositions, including Because Of You, Go On Girl, Miss Independent and many others. Champagne Life and One In A Million followed. . .
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