Singer–songwriter + Record Producer + Rapper + Actor
Born Oct 18, 1982

Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr., better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor. Beginning his career as a songwriter, Ne-Yo penned the hit "Let Me Love You" for singer Mario. The single's successful release in the United States prompted an informal meeting between Ne-Yo and Def Jam's label head, and signing a recording contract.… Read More

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1979 Birth Born on October 18, 1979.


2000 - 2006 6 More Events
2007 27 Years Old 1 More Event
His second album, Because of You, was released on May 1, 2007, and, fueled by its lead single, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 251,000 copies in the United States; the feat gave Ne-Yo his second number-one album. … Read More
2008 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Ne-Yo's third album, Year of the Gentleman, was released internationally on August 5, 2008. … Read More
2009 29 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The album was nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Album and Album of the Year at the 2009 Grammy Awards, "Closer" for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, and "Miss Independent" for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song. … Read More


In January 2010, Ne-Yo was featured in a duet with singer Mariah Carey titled Angels Cry.
On February 25, 2011, while on his tour in the United Kingdom, he announced his new album would be called Love and Passion and would be released in September, but this was proven false as the title was tentative. … Read More
In January 2012, it was reported that Ne-Yo, along with his label imprint Compound Entertainment, had moved from Def Jam Recordings to Motown Records. … Read More
2013 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2013, Ne-Yo collaborated with Akon on David Guetta's single "Play Hard", from his 2012 album Nothing but the Beat 2.. … Read More
2014 34 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 29, 2014, Ne-Yo announced his upcoming sixth studio album would be called Non-Fiction. … Read More
A few months later, Ne-Yo announced that the new release date for Non-Fiction was January 27, 2015. … Read More
2016 36 Years Old 1 More Event
…  On July 12, 2016, he was a guest judge on NBC's America's Got Talent Judge Cuts. … Read More
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