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Ne-Yo net worth:
$16 Million

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Ne-Yo Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

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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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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