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Ne-Yo Biography, Wiki 2017

Shaffer Chimere Smith, to the audience known by a stage name of Ne-Yo, is a famous American record producer, songwriter, singer, rap artist, as well as an actor. Ne-Yo’s rise to fame started in 2004, when he wrote a song for an R&B singer Mario under the name of “Let Me Love You”. Considered to be among the best singles of the decade, “Let Me Love You” not only received positive reviews from critics, but also managed to gather several nominations for BET Awards, MOBO Awards and Billboard Music Awards. An instant hit and commercial success, the song became Ne-Yo’s ticket to fame and recognition in the music industry.

Ne-Yo Net Worth $16 Million

Soon after the release of the song, Ne-Yo met up with L.A. Reid, who was the head of the “Def Jam Recordings” label at the time, and eventually got signed to their label. This resulted in the release of Ne-Yo’s debut album in 2006, entitled “In My Own Words”. During its first week of debut, the album peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold more than 300 000 copies. Eventually, “In My Own Words” sold over 2 million copies worldwide and received a Platinum certification from the RIAA. Ne-Yo’s successful debut in the music industry resulted in many collaborations with Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West, Pitbull, Chris Brown and Jennifer Hudson among others. In addition to singing, Ne-Yo managed to launch his acting career, as he made appearances in such television projects as “CSI: NY”, “The Fresh Beat Band”, “Red Tails” with Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr., and “The X Factor”. A famous singer, how rich is Ne-Yo? The sources state that Ne-Yo’s net worth is estimated to be $16 million. Ne-Yo gathered most of his net worth and wealth due to his involvement in the entertainment industry.

Ne-Yo was born in 1982, in Arkansas, US, yet his family eventually moved out to Las Vegas. While in Vegas, Ne-Yo enrolled in the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. It was in this high school where Ne-Yo joined a group called “Envy”, with whom he later appeared in such television projects as “The Cut”, hosted by Lisa Lopes, and “Showtime at the Apollo”. However, the group disbanded and Ne-Yo went on to work on his solo album, as he had a record deal with Columbia Records. Ne-Yo’s solo project did not come to light, since he was released from his contract before he could even release his album. Consequently, Ne-Yo decided to work as a songwriter instead and for two years wrote songs for various artists until his “Let Me Love You” song became an instant hit. When he gained public exposure for writing a commercially successful song for Mario, Ne-Yo went on to release his debut album, which was followed by “Because of You”, “Year of the Gentleman”, and an upcoming sixth studio album called “Non Fiction”. At the same time, Ne-Yo has been working on singles with such artists as David Guetta, Cher Lloyd and Celine Dion.

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The Voice2012-2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rap Critic Reviews2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Worst Film Ever (Christmas Special)2014Short writer: "Irreplaceable"
Jimmy Kimmel Live!TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
American Music Awards 20142014TV Special performer: "Time of Our Lives" / writer: "Time of Our Lives" - as Shaffer Smith
Dancing with the StarsTV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2008 - 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2012
The Rover2014writer: "Pretty Girl Rock" - as Smith
21 Coolest Collabs of the 21st Century2014TV Movie performer: "Give Me Everything"
The Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale2014Video performer: "Turn Around" - uncredited
The Underground Kings2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Best Man Holiday2013performer: "I Want to Come Home for Christmas"
Person of InterestTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The Internship2013performer: "Let's Go" / writer: "Let's Go" - as Shaffer Smith
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series writer - 20 episodes, 2010 - 2013 performer - 2 episodes, 2011
2013 Billboard Music Awards2013TV Special writer: "Play Hard"
Glee2009-2013TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Saturday Night LiveTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2012
902102008-2012TV Series 2 episodes
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2009 - 2012 performer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2012
The X FactorTV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2009 - 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2012
The X Factor2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pitch Perfect2012writer: "Bellas Finals: Price Tag/Don't You Forget About Me/Give Me Everything/Just The Way You Are/Party In The U.S.A./Turn The Beat Around" - uncredited / writer: "Give Me Everything" - as S. Smith
Voice - Danmarks største stemme2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Step Up Revolution2012performer: "Hands In The Air" / writer: "Hands In The Air"
So You Think You Can DanceTV Series performer - 12 episodes, 2006 - 2012 writer - 7 episodes, 2005 - 2011
Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Girls2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
What to Expect When You're Expecting2012performer: "Nobody" / writer: "Nobody" - as Shaffer Smith
American IdolTV Series 1 episode, 2011 performer - 1 episode, 2012
No me la puc treure del capTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Think Like a Man2012performer: "Think Like a Man", "Sexy Love", "Slow Down" / writer: "Think Like a Man", "Sexy Love", "Slow Down" - as Shaffer Smith
Banda sonoraTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
New Year's Eve2011performer: "Give Me Everything" / writer: "Give Me Everything" - as Shaffer Smith
The Footy ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Canada Sings2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2008-2011TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Teen Spirit2011TV Movie performer: "Give Me Everything" / writer: "Give Me Everything" - as Shaffer Smith
Conan2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never2011Documentary writer: "So Sick of Love Songs" - as Shaffer Smith
2010 Soul Train Awards2010TV Special performer: "Medley: Champagne Life, One in a Million" / writer: "Medley: Champagne Life, One in a Million"
Burlesque2010/Iwriter: "Knock You Down" - as Shaffer Smith
ES.TV HD2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Princess and the Frog2009performer: "Never Knew I Needed" / producer: "Never Knew I Needed" / writer: "Never Knew I Needed"
Angela and Friends2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live from Studio FiveTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
I Can Do Bad All by Myself2009writer: "I Can Do Bad" - as Shaffer Smith
Radio 1's Big Weekend2009TV Movie performer: "Closer"
Precious2009/IIperformer: "My Good Lovin" / writer: "My Good Lovin" - as Shaffer Smith
Divas II2008TV Movie writer: "I Can Feel You" - uncredited
Hollyoaks2008TV Series 1 episode
Gossip GirlTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
The Family That Preys2008writer: "Rock With U" - as Shaffer Smith
The House Bunny2008writer: "Take a Bow" - as Shaffer Smith
Operación triunfo2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game performer: "Because of You" / writer: "Because of You" - as Shaffer Smith
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore2008Video Game writer: "Irreplaceable", "Unfaithful" - as Shaffer Smith
Cashmere Mafia2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Wire2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2007TV Movie performer: "Because of You"
Are We Done Yet?2007performer: "Because of You" / writer: "Because of You" - as Schaffer Smith
Stomp the Yard2007performer: "Sign Me Up" / writer: "Sign Me Up" - as Shaffer Smith
Save the Last Dance 22006Video performer: "Watch You Dance" / writer: "Going to New York", "It's on You", "Watch You Dance", "Dvorak Variations", "All I Need"
You Got Served2004writer: "Take It to the Floor" - as Shaffer Smith
Alley Cats Strike2000TV Movie writer: "Pedal To The Steel"



The Wiz Live!2015TV Movie pre-productionTin-Man
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!2015TV MovieAgent Devoreaux
902102012TV SeriesNe-Yo
Red Tails2012Andrew 'Smokey' Salem
Battle Los Angeles2011Cpl. Kevin Harris
CSI: NY2011TV SeriesThe Handsome Man
MADtv2008TV SeriesNews Anchor
Stomp the Yard2007Rich Brown
Save the Last Dance 22006VideoMixx
The New Adventures of Beans Baxter1987TV SeriesCollege Student
21 Jump Street1987TV SeriesRick

Music Department

Music Department

Welcome to the World According to Shaffer the EPK2001Video short musician



The Hot 102011TV Series thanks - 2 episodes
Dreams Come True: A Celebration of Disney Animation2009TV Movie documentary acknowledgment



Cribs2007TV SeriesHimself
The Tyra Banks Show2006-2007TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself
Bring That Year Back 2006: Laugh Now, Cry Later2006TV MovieHimself
In the Cutz2006TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Arthur Ashe Kids' Day2006TV MovieHimself
The Teen Choice Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself
Showtime at the Apollo2006TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops2006TV SeriesHimself
Walmart Soundcheck2006TV SeriesHimself
2005 Radio Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Welcome to the World According to Shaffer the EPK2001Video shortHimself
2015 MTV Video Music Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
BET Awards 20152015TV MovieHimself - Performer
Live with Kelly and Michael2007-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
2015 Billboard Music Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006-2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
BET Honors2015TV MovieHimself
Being Fabulous Rocks! T.V. Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life an All Star Grammy Salute2015TV MovieHimself - Performer
E! Live from the Red Carpet2008-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Chew2015TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007-2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself / Himself - Musical Support / ...
The View2007-2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guest Co-Host / Himself
Good Morning America2012-2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical guest / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guest
Ridiculousness2015TV SeriesHimself
Fashion News Live2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
American Music Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Real2014TV SeriesHimself
MTV Hoods2013TV Series documentary
Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade2013TV MovieHimself - Performer
The 15th Annual 'A Home for the Holidays'2013TV MovieHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Revolt Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Styled to Rock2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest Mentor
The 7th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
2013 Do Something Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
BET Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself
2013 Billboard Music Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Katie2013TV SeriesHimself
American Idol2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - performer / Himself - Musical Guest
Sôkai jôhô variety Sukkiri!!2013TV SeriesHimself
The BRIT Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself
Sprint Pre Game Concert at NBA All Star 20132013TV MovieHimself - Guest
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
MTV's Club New Year's Eve 20132012TV MovieHimself
The Voice2012TV SeriesHimself - Adviser
Huff Post's BV 3652012TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live: Countdown to Music's Biggest Night2012TV MovieHimself
CNN Heroes: Sharing the Spotlight 2012 Pre-Show2012TV MovieHimself
The 6th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2012TV MovieHimself - Performer
2012 Soul Train Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
X Factor2012TV SeriesHimself - Performer
The Wendy Williams Show2009-2012TV SeriesHimself
TeenNick Halo Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
American Music Awards 20122012TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Chelsea Lately2010-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dancing with the Stars2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical guest
Late Show with David Letterman2006-2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2012TV SeriesHimself - Host
The X Factor2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest Mentor / Himself - Special Guest
I Heart Radio Music Festival2012TV MovieHimself - Performer
The Xtra Factor2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest Mentor
BAD25: The Short Films of Michael Jackson2012TV MovieHimself
2012 MTV Video Music Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
2012 Do Something Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Adrienne's Mentor
Conan2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Ali 70 from Las Vegas2012TV MovieHimself
Inside Stargate2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
2012 NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show2012TV MovieHimself
43rd NAACP Image Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical guest
Miami Beach Ocean Drive Music Festival2011TV MovieHimself
Made in Hollywood2011TV SeriesHimself
The X Factor2011TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
The Hot 102011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Make Your Mark: The Ultimate Dance Off - Shake It Up Edition2011TV MovieHimself
Michael Forever2011TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2006-2011TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself - At Fashion Week / Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself - Nominee / Performer
BET Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself
Lopez Tonight2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
The Fresh Beat Band2011TV SeriesHimself
The 2011 Billboard Music Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Pop Profiles2011TV SeriesHimself
Hit Man Returns: David Foster & Friends2011Himself
Tavis Smiley2006-2011TV SeriesHimself
Entertainers with Byron Allen2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
The BET Honors 20112011TV MovieHimself
Mr Immortality: The Life and Times of Twista2011DocumentaryHimself
2010 Soul Train Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Secrest 20112010TV MovieHimself
Hot 50 of 2010 Countdown2010TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself
2010 American Music Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Best Hit USA2006-2010TV SeriesHimself
Private Sessions2010TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Altas Horas2010TV SeriesHimself
Legendários2010TV SeriesHimself
Suck My Pop2010TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Singer / Songwriter
Loose Women2010TV SeriesHimself
So You Think You Can Dance2006-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest Performer
The BET Honors2010TV SpecialHimself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Lionel Richie2010TV MovieHimself
VEVO's ASK:REPLY2010TV SeriesHimself
The BET Honors2009TV MovieHimself
Dreams Come True: A Celebration of Disney Animation2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
2009 American Music Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Electric Company2009TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
'TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival'2009TV MovieHimself
BET Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2009TV SeriesHimself
Radio 1's Big Weekend2009TV MovieHimself
Beyond Recognition: The BET Honors Post Show2009TV MovieHimself
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Performer
All Access Grammy Special2009TV SpecialHimself
Sound2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
New Year's Rockin' Eve 20092008TV SpecialHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2008TV SpecialHimself
The Road to MSG: Z100's Jingle Ball 20082008TV MovieHimself
Rosie Live2008TV MovieHimself
2008 American Music Awards2008TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Everybody Loves Lil' Chris2008TV SeriesHimself
BET Hip Hop Awards 20082008TV Special
Xposé2008TV SeriesHimself
Macy's Passport Celebrity Catwalk Challenge2008TV SpecialPerformer
America United: In Support of Our Troops2008TV MovieHimself
T4 on the Beach 20082008TV MovieHimself
BET Awards '082008TV SpecialHimself
BET Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself - Performer
All My Children2008TV SeriesHimself
The BET Honors2008TV MovieHimself - Performer
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Smokey Robinson2008TV MovieHimself
Las Vegas2008TV SeriesHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2007TV MovieHimself
2007 American Music Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Frosted Pink2007TV MovieHimself
BET Hip-Hop Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2007TV MovieHimself
The City That Never Sleeps2007TV Mini-SeriesHimself
MOBO Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
BET Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
MTV Video Music Awards Japan 20072007TV SpecialHimself
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out2007TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2007TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006-2007TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Interviewee / ...

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

21 Coolest Collabs of the 21st Century2014TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV SeriesHimself - 'Give Me Everything' Video
106 & Park Top 10 Live2006-2007TV SeriesHimself - 'Because of You' Video / Himself
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself - Accused

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Song· Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Songwriter)
· Tor Erik Hermansen (Songwriter)
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Male R&B Vocal PerformanceFor the song "Miss Independent."

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited SeriesThe Wiz Live! (2015)
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Dance Recording· Calvin Harris (Artist/Producer/Mixer)
2011VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Pop Video· Pitbull
· Nayer
· Afrojack
2011VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Collaboration· Pitbull
· Nayer
· Afrojack
2011People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite R&B Artist
2010Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongI Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)· Mary J. Blige (Performer, Writer)
· Chuck Harmon (Writer)
2010Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongThe Princess and the Frog (2009)
2010GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· Keri Hilson
· Kanye West
2010Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Singer
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Male Pop Vocal PerformanceFor the song "Closer."
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Contemporary R&B AlbumFor the album "Year of the Gentleman."
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Song· Tor Erik Hermansen (Songwriter)
· Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Songwriter)
2009SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest MusicThe Princess and the Frog (2009)· Randy Newman
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group· Rihanna
2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Contemporary R&B AlbumFor the album "In My Own Words."
2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Male R&B Vocal PerformanceFor the song "So Sick."

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1Announced that he's engaged and that his fiancée Crystal Renay is expecting a baby [August 31, 2015].
2His ex-fiancé Monyetta Shaw gave birth to their 2nd child a son Mason Evan on Sunday October 9, 2011 weighing 6lbs 10oz.
3His ex-girlfriend, Monyetta Shaw, gave birth to their first child, Madilyn Grace Smith, on November 12, 2010.
4His stage name is taken from Keanu Reeves character in The Matrix (1999).
5Has worked with actor Columbus Short twice in two films, Save the Last Dance 2 (2006) and Stomp the Yard (2007)
6Close friends with actor Columbus Short.
7Grew up in Las Vegas.
8Has a godson named Chimere.
9His mother is Loraine (Parham), who was raised in Bearden, Arkansas. Ne-Yo's maternal grandfather's brother, Bobby Parham, is in the band The Dramatic Force.

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