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American pop and R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, and occasional rapper


Shaffer Chimere Smith is better known by his stage name Ne-Yo. Since his debut, Ne-Yo has had five top ten songs on the Billboard Hot 100 as a lead artist and two number-one albums on the Billboard 200. Ne-Yo has also amassed a catalog of chart-topping songs that he has written for other artists.

Ne-Yo Info

Birth nameShaffer Chimere Smith
Date of BirthOctober 18, 1979
Place of BirthCamden, Arkansas, U.S.
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, record producer, actor
GenresR&B, pop, soul, hip hop
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active1999–present
LabelsDef Jam
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Associated actsStargate
Other Names / Nick NamesNe-Yo
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 Everyone knows that Rihanna has a great big forehead! There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s just… Rihanna’s forehead is two of yours! I can say that because I’m big brother, 
— Ne-Yo joking about Rihanna's forehead / August 20, 2010
 I’m so excited and nervous. It’s amazing — I’m bringing another life into the world. But at the same time, I’m like, ‘Oh c**p, I’m responsible for another human being.' I don’t even buy my own underwear, where am I going to find his? But I’m so looking forward to it. 
— Ne-Yo is excited and nervous about becoming a father / August 19, 2010
 One day I’ll marry. No time soon though. I feel like that’s so important in life. Finding that one person who makes your life complete. But it’s so difficult in my line of work to find someone who wants me for the right reasons. At some point I’d love a big wedding. My mom would never let me have a small one. It would have to be the biggest, most extravagant thing to ever happen to me. 
— Ne-Yo will get married one day / August 19, 2010
 I have a friend. Not a girlfriend. She’s carrying my child but knows I can’t commit. She doesn’t mind other women. 
— Ne-Yo about Monyetta / August 19, 2010