Birth Name: Shaffer Chimere Smith
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years Active: 1999–present
Genres: R&B, Pop, Soul, Hip Hop
Shaffer Chimere Smith (born October 18, 1979), better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American pop and R&B singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, actor, and occasional rapper. Ne-Yo has also amassed a catalog of chart-topping songs that he has written for other artists. He broke into the recording industry as a songwriter, penning the 2004 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 the signing a recording contract. In 2006, Ne-Yo's debut album, “In My Own Words,” debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. His second single, “So Sic...
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