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Celine Dion And Ne-Yo Get Romantic On "Incredible"
29-10-2013 | 0 comments
Celine Dion is a what you might call a duet specialist. From Peabo Bryson-assisted "Beauty And The Beast" to surprise R. Kelly collab "I'm Your Angel", the Canadian superstar always gets it right. And... read more »
Ne-Yo's R.E.D. Debuts at #4 of Billboard 200 Chart
16-11-2012 | 0 comments
Ne-Yo is painting the charts R.E.D. The R&B crooner grabs the No. 4 spot on the Billboard 200 this week with his latest album. The project sold 66,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen... read more »
Ne-Yo 'Libra Scale' Review
18-11-2010 | 0 comments
Ne-Yo's new album complicates the persona established on his last full length. With 2008's Year of the Gentleman the singer/producer turned his talent for a saccharine, infectious soul ballad (see So ... read more »
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Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo songsMost popular Ne-Yo songs (see all 380 songs)
1Play Hard (feat. Akon and Ne-Yo) lyrics233
2Give Me Everything (feat. Afrojack, Nayer and Ne-Yo) lyrics465
3Hate That I Love You (feat. Ne-Yo) lyrics728
4So Sick (Female Version) lyrics865
5Angels Cry (feat. Ne-Yo) lyrics894
6Knock You Down (feat. Kanye West and Ne-Yo) lyrics947
7Because Of You lyrics1,247
8Incredible (feat. Ne-Yo) lyrics1,905
9Baby By Me (feat. Ne-Yo) lyrics2,521
10She Knows (feat. Juicy J) lyrics2,553

Ne-Yo albumsMost popular Ne-Yo albums (see all 10 albums)
1A Dozen Roses [2009]309
2Year Of The Gentleman [2008]350
3Because Of You [2007]356
4In My Own Words [2006]419
5Ladies Man [2009]665
6The Apprenticeship Of Mr. Smith (The Birth Of Ne-Yo) [2010]918
7Spoken Words [2007]931
8Non Fiction [2014]1,004
9R.E.D. [2012]1,688
10Libra Scale [2010]1,797


Biography
Shaffer Chimere Smith is born on October 18, 1982 in Camden, Arkansas but raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. He's a Grammy award winning singer, a songwriter, composer, and producer, one of music's most talented and prolific artists and a man who needs only one name: Ne-Yo. In less than five years, he's produced three No.1 albums, sold more than 10 million copies worldwide and collaborated with everyone from Michael Jackson to Tim McGraw. After taking a few years off to work on several films, Ne-Yo's now back with his fourth project, Libra Scale, a stellar effort that's sure to race up the charts and catapult the R&B superstar to even greater heights.
Libra Scale is a monumental concept album that tells the story of the rise of R&B's first superhero squad, The Gentleman, a trio of garbage men who are granted all that they've ever wanted--special powers, money, fame, women-- after encountering a mysterious figure. The only catch? The men must use their powers to fight crime in their city and must never ever fall in love. Not a problem until Jerome (Ne-Yo) meets Pretti Sinclair, a vivacious, no-nonsense beauty. He quickly captures her heart. But all goes awry when after a night of passion, Pretti Sinclair contracts a strain of Jerome's superpowers and suffers an adverse reaction that effectively drives her crazy.
Soon Pretti Sinclair morphs into 'Diamond Eye,' a stunning, but diabolical monster intent on destroying Jerome and the city he has sworn to protect. Plagued with guilt, Jerome nurses his broken heart at the local bar, while Diamond Eye terrorizes the city. At this point the mysterious figure who initially gave him his superpowers reappears with an ultimatum: let Diamond Eye/Pretti Sinclair both die and the city is saved or allow Pretti Sinclair to live and reverse all the damage Diamond Eye has done, but Jerome must die. Will he choose "the love of his life" or his own "love of life?" This dilemma fuels Libra Scale.
"Every one of my albums has had a point, some kind of message," Ne-Yo explains. "The underlying question on this album is money, power and fame vs. love. Weigh it out on the Libra scale. Which will you choose? It's really a question of morality. I want people to question how they live their lives. I'm showing them the pros and cons of both sides."
It took Ne-Yo three months to write Libra Scale's intricate back story, which draws heavily from the world of comic books and science fiction. "I'm a huge comic book nerd," he says proudly. "I have been since I was kid Spider Man, Japanimation. I love all of that. I also felt that with the emergence and success of movies like Iron Man and Wolverine the climate was right to take this type of chance with this project."
Once the story was complete, the songs poured out easily. In less than four months he wrote and recorded 60 songs, 12 of which ultimately made the album.
For party records like "Chamapagne Life," a bubbly-drenched ode to living lavishly, the singer spent a month doing "research" in Miami's hottest spots. "One night we went to the club with DJ Khaled and bought about 50 bottles of champagne," he recalls. "We were ordering 10 bottles every 10 minutes. In Miami the bottles have sparklers on them, so everybody is looking at us like, 'who are these guys?'" It's one thing to hand a girl a glass of champagne. It's another thing to hand a girl her own bottle." He laughs loudly. "Oh, the difficulty of my life."
Inspired by Michael Jackson's cinematic videos of the 80s and early 90s, Ne-Yo initially dreamed of creating a 45-minute mini movie to be packaged with Libra Scale. Costs, however, proved prohibitive and he's now decided to release a series of extended music videos, which will each run from 7-10 minutes. It's ambitious, he acknowledges, but well worth the creative and financial investment.
"You want to know the one thing that really inspired this whole idea? Boredom," Ne-Yo declares. "I was looking at the music industry and I was absolutely bored by the R&B genre. Everyone is doing the same thing. It's all about simple beats, going to a party and being the flyest guy there or having sex with every woman you meet. That's why Lady Gaga came out and blew the world up because she brought back the entertainment factor. She gives you something to look at other than a person standing on stage singing a song with a bunch of dancers. Her videos are movies. Her concerts are like plays. What she's doing for the pop world is what I'm hoping to do for the R&B world and music in general."
Elaborate concepts and visuals aside, at its core Libra Scale is vintage Ne-Yo: sophisticated songwriting, beautiful melodies and a voice that's as supple as it is powerful.
"I was listening to a lot of old school Stevie Wonder when I recorded this album," he says. "Albums like Talking Book, Inner Visions, Music on My Mind. I was also listening to a lot of Michael. The Victory album, Off the Wall, Bad, Dangerous. Michael didn't just make songs or videos. He made moments and that's what I'm always striving to do."
For the lead single, "Beautiful Monster," he re-teams with StarGate, the Norwegian production duo that, over the years, has helped him create classics like So Sick and Miss Independent. "Those guys are like my brothers from another mother," he says of Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel S. Eriksen. "They've mastered the art of complex simplicity. They figure out what melodies pull at the heartstring, what sounds make a person want to continue listening." On the sumptuous guitar-led ballad, "She Is," Neyo collaborated with country music veteran Luke Laird.
" I'm a huge country music fan," he says. "It's one of the last musical genres where story telling is still sacred."
As one of the industry's most sought after songwriters, Ne-Yo has gladly shared his prodigious talents with his fellow artists, penning number one hits for Beyonce ("Irreplaceable"), Rihanna ("Take A Bow") and Mario ("Let Me Love You"), as well as chart toppers for Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Kanye West, Lionel Richie and many more. All three of Ne-Yo's previous albums--2006's "In My Own Words," 2007's "Because of You," 2008's "Year of the Gentleman"—have gone platinum and produced a slew of top 10 hits, including "Sexy Love," "Because of You," "Mad" and "Closer." Hollywood has also embraced him, both in front of and behind the camera. He's written music for films like The Princess and the Frog, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire and I Can Do Bad All by Myself. Meanwhile, he's appeared on screen in handful of films, including Stomp the Yard and Save the Last Dance 2. Two more films starring the singer— George Lucas' Red Tails and Columbia Pictures Battle: Los Angeles—are in the pipeline. Music, however, will always be his first love, he says.
When asked how he's evolved as an artist, Ne-Yo's answer is simple: "I'm not afraid anymore," he says. "When you're first starting out you try so hard to get in the business and when you finally do get in, you don't want to do anything to piss anybody off. You're afraid you might get kicked out."
"With this album I really want to drive home the fact that I'm an artist thru and thru. This is 100 percent an expression of myself, with no apologies made and no playing it safe."
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380 Comments
16-07-2014 18:27 Olivia_Ka
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@ I Can Feel You

Hey, who put those lyrics here? On which Ne-Yo album can I find this song?

But, but, but... Those lyrics are wrong anyway. I see those of "Because Of You".
16-03-2014 17:45 unsane
 
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@ Closer

good tune
02-01-2014 05:59 shaqreia
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@ So Sick

Now who didnt listen to this when they were going through a break up or fight I know I did.
17-11-2012 06:30 shoe2007
 
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@ Carry On (Her Letter To Him)

The lyrics above are wrong... here you go!

"Carry on, carry on, yeah,
I said ooh oooh,
so you found another bed you'd rather sleep in tonight yeah.
Said ooh ooh
So I gotta lose for what you think is a win tonight.
Yeah, mm, said ooh ooh,
Some night is the night that you won't answer your phone yeah.
Said ooh oooohh..
Soundtrack of the SIN be the sound of my ringtone
Cause I call you all night long.
Well, go on and carry on..
ahh ahhhhh
Go on and carry on
ahhhh ahhhh
Said do you, cause I'm through, Hold on, I won't.
So carry on, EYY...
oohhh, So you found another reason to go do what you do.
Yeah yeah, said oooh hhooooo..
Well while I run out of reasons to sit here waitin on you...
whoaaa... said ooohh hooo
You showed me now exactly what you want, what you want.
Eyy, oooh hooo now learned exactly what I don't
Too much for too long so goin and and carry on
ahhh ahhhh, hey, goin and carry on
ahhh ahhhhh
I said do you, cause I'm through, hold on, I won't.
So carry on.
Eyyy, so carry on.
Cause you don't want it and I don't need it
Got better use for my time, eyyy..
So carry on.
Cause you don't want it, said and you don't deserve it.
I'm movin along with mine.
Ooohhh hooooo
ooohhh hooo
ohhhh hoooo
oooohhh hoooo
OoHhh so carry on.
eyyy, carry on..
eyyy, I said do you
cause I'm through
I won't, carry on.
16-10-2012 18:14 foucharrou
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@ Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)

Great Song I looove it
31-07-2012 17:57 toniedoll
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@ Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)

Much as you blame yourself, you can't be blamed for the way you feel
Had no example of a love, that was even remotely real
How can you understand something that you never had
Ooh baby if you let me, I can help you out with all of that

Girl let me love you
And I will love you
Until you learn to love yourself
Girl let me love you
And all your trouble
Don't be afraid, girl let me help
Girl let me love you
And I will love you
Until you learn to love yourself
Girl let me love you
A heart of numbness, gets brought to life
I'll take you there

Girl let me love you
Girl let me love you baby, oh
Girl let me love yo
Girl let me love you baby
Girl let me love you
Let me love you, let me love you, oh

I can see the pain behind your eyes
It's been there for quite a while
I just wanna be the one to remind what it is to smile
I would like to show you what true love can really do

Girl let me love you
And I will love you
Until you learn to love yourself
Girl let me love you
And all your trouble
Don't be afraid, girl let me help
Girl let me love you
And I will love you
Until you learn to love yourself
Girl let me love you
A heart of numbness, gets brought to life
I'll take you there

Girl let me love you baby
Girl let me love you
Let me love you, let me love you baby
Girl let me love you
Girl let me love you baby
Girl let me love you
Let me love you, girl let me love you baby

For every heart that beats
For every heart that beats
For every heart that beats, heart that beats...

Girl let me love you
And I will love you
Until you learn to love yourself
Girl let me love you
And all your trouble
Don't be afraid, girl let me help
Girl let me love you
And I will love you
Until you learn to love yourself
Girl let me love you
A heart of numbness, gets brought to life
I'll take you there

Girl let me love you
Let me love you baby, love you baby
Girl let me love you
Let me love you baby, love you baby

20-03-2012 17:42 Dekan87
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@ Mad

Was listening to Ne-Yo Pandora, and i thought of this song and decided to see if the lyrics were right...my favorite of Ne-Yo's.
29-12-2011 21:02 bkeskin
 
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@ So Sick

03-06-2011 23:59 BabyCakes11
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@ I'm In Love

Ne-Yo. Your voice makes me melt! I swear it does. With every song you're either featured in, singing alone, the song may not even be popular. But this song describes how I feel about my boyfriend, how love feels in general. 10 thumbs up, Ne-Yo. THANK YOU FOR YOUR AMAZING TALENT & VOICE
23-03-2011 22:48 mz_stawberry
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@ One In A Million

hes such a perv