Name: Ne-Yo
Birth Name: 
Shaffer Chimere Smith
Birth Date: 
October 18, 1979
Birth Place: 
Camden, AR
Relationship Status: 
Celebrity Ranking # 642

AMA’s Announce 2007 Nominations

Posted Wednesday October 10, 2007 2:54 PM GMT

It’s that time of the year again. Time for the 2007 American Music Awards, that is. And this year there are plenty of categories embroiled in fierce competition.

According to the list of nominees, Beyonce, Justin Timerlake, Chris Daughtry, and Linkin Park will be competing in three categories each, while Akon, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Young Jeezy, T.I., and Carrie Underwood each have two chances to take home an award.


Britney Spears Makes Waves With New Single

Posted Friday August 31, 2007 2:44 PM GMT

Could it be? Are we actually getting a release date for the new Britney Spears album? According to her label, Jive Records, the answer is ‘yes.’ And her new single is already hitting the airwaves.

“Gimme More” is the lead track from Brit’s new album, which will be released November 13th… just in time for Thanksgiving. The single was officially premiered last night on New York City radio station Z-100’s Website.


Britney Spears’ Professional Blunders

Posted Thursday August 30, 2007 3:00 PM GMT

When you’re arguably the hottest pop singer in the world, songwriters fall all over themselves to be able to work with you. And Britney Spears may have let all of that flattery give her an ego that has caused some pretty serious professional blunders.

For instance, remember that song “Umbrella?” Of course you do, it just played on your radio about five minutes ago. Well, according to Tricky Stewart, the song’s creator, Brit was offered the song (which eventually spent all kinds of time at #1 in a myriad of countries) and never got back to him.


Beyonce Shines At 2007 BET Awards

Posted Wednesday June 27, 2007 2:08 PM GMT

It was a night to remember… the annual Black Entertainment Television Awards honors the celebrities making waves in the black community, and this year’s installment was chock full of good stuff.

The show kicked off with Jennifer Holliday and Jennifer Hudson doing “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” as a duet. The performance bridged the gap between Broadway and Silver Screen.


It’s Fans Choice at Britney Spears’ Site

Posted Thursday June 14, 2007 5:42 PM GMT

In the day of interactive media, Britney Spears is reaching out to her fans and asking them for their opinions. For her upcoming album, Brit wants her loyal supporters to choose the title.

If you’re a member of the Britney Spears fan club, you can log onto her website and cast your vote for her new album’s title (if you’re not a member, it’ll cost you $25 to join). In the post, “You’ll never see it my way because you’re not me,” Spears appeals to her “most die-hard fans” to help her name the record.


Jay-Z Getting Fired From DefJam?

Posted Tuesday March 27, 2007 2:30 PM GMT

Reports of excessive demands and a supposedly jealous boss have led to rumors that Jay-Z may be fired as CEO of Def Jam records.

The superstar rapper/businessman has worked two years for L.A. Reid, chairman of Island/Def Jam, and Jay-Z’s contract is up for renewal.

The company has done well since Jay-Z’s involvement began, due to his huge drawing power of young talent, like Rihanna and Ne-Yo. Also, the rapper is no longer retired and is making money for the company as an artist.

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Ne-yo Favors Pussycat Doll Over Britney

Posted Tuesday March 20, 2007 6:14 PM GMT

Reality check: most of the songs you hear on pop radio aren’t written by the artists singing them. I’ll let the shock wear off before telling you that Britney Spears may not be privy to R&B songwriter Ne-yo’s new songs for her.

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Foxx and Blige Lead Soul Train Award Winners

Posted Sunday March 11, 2007 3:57 PM GMT

Another awards show has come and gone. Last night, the Soul Train Awards saw top honors bestowed upon Mary J Blige and Jamie Foxx.

Blige picked up the award for best R&B/soul album by a female artist for The Breakthrough, while Foxx was chosen for the male award for his album Unpredictable.

Disappointingly for show producers, neither turned up to collect their awards at the ceremony held in Pasadena, California, on Saturday.