Ne-Yo on MuchMusic's MuchOnDemand
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|Birth name||Shaffer Chimere Smith|
|Born||October 1982 |
Camden, Arkansas, United States
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, record producer, rapper, dancer, actor|
|Associated acts||Beyoncé, Fabolous, Jay-Z, Mario, Rihanna, Lindsay Lohan, Stargate|
Shaffer Chimere Smith (October 18, 1982),  better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American R&B and pop singer-songwriter, and an occasional rapper. October events and holidays Children's Book Week ( England) - First Week of October National Day ( China People's Republic Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) Camden is a city in and the County seat of Ouachita County in the southern part of the U Arkansas ( is a state located in the southern region of the United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Contemporary R&B (also known as R&B, urban) is a Music genre of western Popular music (predominantly American and Canadian Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing Rapping (also known as emceeing, MCing, spitting, or just rhyming) is the Rhythmic spoken delivery of Rhymes wordplay and Dance (from French danser, perhaps from Frankish) is an Art form that generally refers to movement of the body usually rhythmic An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Def Jam Recordings is a United States based hip-hop Record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as a part of The Island Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4 1981 commonly known as Beyoncé (biːˈɑn John Jackson (born November 18 1977 better known by his Stage name Fabolous, is an American rapper. Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4 1969 better known as Jay-Z, is an American Rapper and former CEO of Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Mario Dewar Barrett (born August 27 1986 is an American R&B and pop Singer. Rihanna (pronounced /riːˈɑːnə/ born Robyn Rihanna Fenty; February 20 1988 is a Barbadian singer, model and Fashion designer Lindsay Dee Lohan (born July 2 1986 is an American Actress, model and Pop music Singer. Stargate (sometimes written as StarGate) is a Norwegian record production and songwriting team consisting of Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel S The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Contemporary R&B (also known as R&B, urban) is a Music genre of western Popular music (predominantly American and Canadian Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both Rapping (also known as emceeing, MCing, spitting, or just rhyming) is the Rhythmic spoken delivery of Rhymes wordplay and He is of Afro-Asian (African American and Chinese American) heritage. Afro-Asian, or Blasian, refers to a person of mixed Black African and East Asian ancestry African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa Chinese Americans ( Chinese: 华裔美国人 are Americans of Chinese descent
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. In My Own Words is the debut album from American Singer-songwriter Ne-Yo, released on February 28 2006 Def Jam Recordings is a United States based hip-hop Record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as a part of The Island The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard  During the same week, Ne-Yo's Stargate-produced second single "So Sick" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Stargate (sometimes written as StarGate) is a Norwegian record production and songwriting team consisting of Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel S " So Sick " is an R&B – pop song by American singer-songwriter Ne-Yo.  Ne-Yo is as famous for his songwriting as for his singing, writing such songs as Rihanna's top ten hit "Unfaithful", Mario's "Let Me Love You", Mario Vazquez's "Gallery", Paula DeAnda's "Walk Away (Remember Me)", and Beyoncé's Billboard Hot 100 ten-week number-one hit "Irreplaceable". Rihanna (pronounced /riːˈɑːnə/ born Robyn Rihanna Fenty; February 20 1988 is a Barbadian singer, model and Fashion designer " Unfaithful " is a pop – R&B ballad written by Ne-Yo, Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel S Mario Dewar Barrett (born August 27 1986 is an American R&B and pop Singer. " Let Me Love You " was the first single from Mario 's 2004 album Turning Point. Mario Adrián Vázquez (born June 15, 1977) is a Puerto Rican American singer from The Bronx, New York. " Gallery " is a single by Mario Vazquez. It was written by Shaffer Smith Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermanson Paula Dacia DeAnda (born November 3, 1989) is an American pop Singer-songwriter and actress. " Walk Away (Remember Me " is the second single from Paula DeAnda was released in the USA in 2006 and features The D Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4 1981 commonly known as Beyoncé (biːˈɑn " Irreplaceable " is a song by American R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles.
His second album, Because of You, was released on May 1, 2007. Events 305 - Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The first single from the platinum-selling album was "Because of You". "Because of You" is a 2007 song by singer and songwriter Ne-Yo. 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. Whitney Elizabeth Houston' (born August 9 1963 is an American Singer-songwriter, Actress, Film producer, Arranger and former Céline Marie Claudette Dion ( OC OQ (born March 30 1968 in Charlemagne Quebec) is a Canadian pop Singer Britney Jean Spears (born December 2 1981 is an American recording artist and entertainer Corbin Bleu Reivers (born February 21, 1989) better known as Corbin Bleu is an American Actor, model, Dancer Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler (born 8 May 1975 is a Spanish pop Singer-songwriter and Model.  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.i.am to work on Michael Jackson's upcoming album. Craig Ashley David (born 5 May 1981) is an English R&B Singer-songwriter. Usher Raymond IV (born October 14 1978 known simply by his first name Usher, is an American R&B and pop Singer - Songwriter Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12 1981 is an American actress, singer and model. Leona Louise Lewis (b 3 April 1985 is an English pop and R&B singer-songwriter and the winner of the third series of the United Kingdom television William James Adams Jr (born March 15, 1975 in Los Angeles California, USA) better known by his Stage name will Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29 1958 is an American musician entertainer and businessman 
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. Paula Campbell is an American Pop / R&B singer from Baltimore, Maryland. 
In December 2007, Ne-Yo and the Goo Goo Dolls performed at a fundraising concert for presidential candidate Sen. The Goo Goo Dolls are a Rock band formed in 1986 in Buffalo New York by John Rzeznik and Robby Takac. Barack Obama. It has also been confirmed that he will be collaborating with Lindsay Lohan on new material. Lindsay Dee Lohan (born July 2 1986 is an American Actress, model and Pop music Singer. 
He was arrested for reckless driving on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 3:40 AM, while cruising through Cobb County, Georgia. Reckless driving, in the United States, is a serious moving traffic violation. Cobb County is a County located in the US state of Georgia. Its County seat and largest city is Marietta, located in the center He was doing over 100 mph in his 2006 Range Rover and did not have a valid license. Land Rover Range Rover Classic|Range Rover SportThe Range Rover is a Four-wheel drive luxury Sport utility vehicle (SUV produced by Land Rover in the A driver's license, driver license, driver licence, or driving licence is an official document which states that a person may operate a It was stated that he was doing about 105 mph, 50 mph over the speed limit. According to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, the Grammy winner and songwriter was sentenced to 24 hours community service by a judge on Monday, June 2nd, 2008, after he pleaded guilty to driving without a license and pleaded no contest to the reckless driving charge.
Ne-Yo (real name: Shaffer Smith) also has to perform for the Boys and Girls Club and attend a defensive driving class. He was fined $1000. 
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