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Background information
Birth name Shaffer Chimere Smith
Also known as Ne-Yo
Born October 18, 1979 (1979-10-18) (age 40)
Camden, Arkansas, United States
Origin Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Genres R&B, pop, dance, soul
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, Actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 1997–present
Labels Compound, Motown
Associated acts Rihanna, Kanye West, Calvin Harris, Keri Hilson, Mariah Carey, 50 Cent, Bridget Kelly, Jay-Z, Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx, Fabolous, Rick Ross, Jadakiss, Pitbull, Denny Moss, Chris Brown, Afrojack, Trey Songz, T-Pain, LL Cool J, Timbaland, DJ Felli Fel, DJ Khaled

Ne-Yo (born Shaffer Chimere Smith on October 18, 1979 near Camden, Arkansas) is a Grammy Award winning American musician who sings R&B.[1] He began his career as a songwriter. In 2004 he wrote "Let Me Love You" for Mario, and it was number one in the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 for nine weeks. After this Def Jam Recordings signed him. His debut album In My Own Words was released during 2006; other albums then followed. In 2009 Billboard ranked him for 57th Artist of the 2000s decade.


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