Shaffer Chimere Smith (conceived on October 18, 1979 in Camden, Arkansas), better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is a Grammy Award winning American R&B artist, maker and on-screen character as of now signed to Def Jam Records. In 2006 he discharged his presentation collection In My Own Words, which included the hit single So Sick. The tune came to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and helped his collection debut at #1 on the Billboard 200. He has since discharged 2007’s Grammy grant winning Because of You and 2008’s Year of the Gentleman, and his fourth LP, Libra Scale, was discharged on November 22nd, 2010. The underlying single was UK #1 Beautiful Monster. Champagne Life and One In A Million pursued.
Ne-Yo was a wonderful musician before he turned into a chronicle craftsman. He has composed melodies for various craftsmen, including Mary J. Blige, Ruben Studdard, Marques Houston, Faith Evans, Christina Milian, B2K, Nivea, Tyrese, Jamie Foxx , Heather Headley,and Mario . In the wake of falling off an awful arrangement with Columbia Records, Ne-Yo initially chose to stay as a lyricist until a dear companion acquainted him with L.A. Reid who signed him to Def Jam Records on the spot.
The cause of the name Ne-Yo was given by a shared companion in 1999 who called him Neo on the grounds that he could ‘see’ music similar to the character Neo from The Matrix set of three. He adjusted the ‘- yo’ part as a tribute to his hip jump roots.
Ne-Yo’s introduction collection, In My Own Words, was discharged in mid 2006, through Def Jam Recordings, and appeared at number one on Billboard 200, selling more than 301,000 duplicates in the principal week and confirmed platinum. During that week, Ne-Yo’s subsequent single “So Sick” (created by Stargate) achieved number one on the Billboard Hot 100 diagram. Ne-Yo is as acclaimed for his songwriting with respect to his singing, composing such tunes as Rihanna’s best ten hit “Unfaithful”, Mario’s “Let Me Love You”, Mario Vazquez’s “Exhibition”, Paula DeAnda’s “Leave (Remember Me)”, and Beyoncé’s Billboard Hot 100 ten-week number-one hit “Fundamental”.
His subsequent collection, Because of You, was discharged May 1, 2007. The principal single from the platinum-selling collection was “As a result of You”. He has likewise said that he has composed melodies for Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Corbin Bleu, and Enrique Iglesias for their up and coming collections. Smith additionally has expressed that he will compose melodies for Craig David, Usher, Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson, Leona Lewis, and he as of late affirmed that he has been reached by maker will.i.am to take a shot at Michael Jackson’s up and coming collection.
Ne-Yo opened a chronicle studio called Carrington House and began his very own mark, Compound Entertainment, in 2007; Paula Campbell, Sixx John, and Shanell are currently connected with Compound.
In December 2007, Ne-Yo and the Goo Dolls performed at a gathering pledges show for presidential applicant Sen. Barack Obama.
He showed up in the tune “Deewangi” in the Hindi film Om Shanti Om.
In February 2008 at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards, Ne-Yo won Best Contemporary R&B Album for Because Of You.
The Lazy Love Songfacts reports that Ne-Yo’s fifth studio collection was initially titled ‘The Cracks in Mr. Flawless’ before Ne-Yo transformed it to R.E.D, which means “Understanding Every Dream”.