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Ne Yo

  • Ne-Yo was in the movie Stomp The Yard.
  • He did a song with Fabolous called Make Me Better.
  • Ne-Yo did a freeverse to the famous Lil' Wayne song, A Millie.
  • In the 2007 Teen Choice Awards, Ne-Yo was nominated for Choice Male Artist, Choice R&B Track and Choice R&B Artist
  • He was invited to Beyonce's 25th birthday party on August 31, 2006.
  • Ne-Yo did a cover of the famous Rihanna song Take A Bow, which he wrote.
  • Ne-Yo's Top Ten Favorite Songs:
  • 1.) Prince- "Joy in Repetition"
  • 2.) Stevie Wonder- "Ribbon in the Sky"
  • 3.) Tears For Fears- "Head Over Heels"
  • 4.) Jodeci- "Feenin"
  • 5.) Boyz II Men- "Water Runs Dry"
  • 6.) Jay-Z- "Feelin' It"
  • 7.) A Tribe Called Quest- "Electric Relaxation"
  • 8.) Busta Rhymes- "Woo Ha!!"
  • 9.) Busta Rhymes- "Touch It"
  • 10.) Jay-Z- "Public Service Announcement"
  • Ne-Yo's favorite rapper is Jay-Z.
  • He did some background vocals for Kanye West on his album Graduation.
  • Ne-Yo has done some producing for artists like Janet Jackson, Leona Lewis, Celine Deon, and more.
  • Ne-Yo is a fan of British singers Duffy and Amy Winehouse.
  • Ne-Yo is left handed.
  • He is featured in the song "Feels So Good" by Remy Ma.
  • He owns a production company called Compound Entertainment.
  • He is 5'8".
  • On August 5, 2008, he released his third album called Year of the Gentleman.
  • Ne-Yo co-wrote songs for artists such as Ruben Studdard, Marques Houston, Faith Evans, Christina Milian, Nivea, Tyrese, Rihanna, Jamie Foxx and Heather Headley.
  • Ne-Yo attended Rancho High School, where he was in an R&B group called "Envy".
  • NE-YO's debut single was "Stay" (ft. Peedi Crakk) and was released in 2005. The song reached number 36 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks.
  • Ne-Yo has a son named Chimere with best friend Jessica White.
  • NE-YO wrote Rihanna's song 'Unfaithful'.
  • NE-YO's debut album was certified Platinum (1.5 million copies sold) in the US and went Multi-Platinum worldwide (4 million copies sold).
  • NE-YO will appear as himself in the upcoming movie Steppin' Up: Save the Last Dance 2 (2007).
  • NE-YO was raised in Las Vegas in a single parent home by his mother.
  • NE-YO's list of favorite entertainers and influences include Citing Prince, Marvin Gaye, The Rat Pack, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., and Stevie Wonder.
  • The singer's nickname was given to him by a friend (Scott Herbet), who stated that the singer could 'see' music like Keanu Reeves's "Neo" character could see the Matrix in The Matrix film trilogy. Ne-Yo added the "-Yo" to match rap culture.
  • As of 2006, NE-YO is signed to Def Jam Records.
  • NE-YO is of African-American, Puerto Rican, and Chinese descent. He has a Chinese grandfather.
  • NE-YO's second single, So Sick, (produced by Stargate) became the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • NE-YO's debut album, In My Own Words, was released in early 2006 and debuted at number one on The Billboard 200 selling 301,000 copies in the first week.
  • NE-YO was previously best known for co-writing Mario's 2004 number one hit, "Let Me Love You", before he began a recording career of his own in 2005.
  • NE-YO did lyrics for Mary J. Blige and B2K.

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