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Birth Name:
Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr.

Date of Birth:
October 18, 1979

Zodiac Sign:


5 ft 8.25 in (173 cm)

$16 million *estimated for 2013

Ne-Yo is a singer, songwriter, producer, dancer and acter most active in the R&B world. He has an estimated net worth of $16 million. Ne-Yo won several awards and had five songs in the top ten Billboard 100. He had two albums reach #1 on the Billboard 200.

Ne-Yo was born in Camden, Arkansas. His parents were both musicians. As a young child, he was raised by his mother alone after his parents divorced. With the eye on Ne-Yo’s future, his mother decided to move to Las Vegas, Nevada. While in Las Vegas, Ne-Yo adopted the stage name ‘GoGo’ and joined an R&B group called Envy. The group disbanded in 2000 and Ne-Yo continued to write songs for other artist before starting his solo career.

Fast forward to 2010, Ne-Yo released his fourth album in November 2010. The first single ‘Beautiful Monster’ reached number one on UK singles chart. Ne-Yo made an appearance at New York Comic Con to announce he was collaborating with Stan Lee for a Libra Scale comic. The second and third singles released off of the album are “Champagne Life” and “One in a Million”, respectively. Speaking of Libra Scale, Ne-Yo stated: “The album is based upon this short story which basically follows these three characters who are forced to choose between money-power-and-fame versus love. Which in turn is why I’ve called it ‘Libra Scale’. You know, its whole concept is based on that question of morality – that, if you weight it all out on a libra scale, which one of those two options would you choose?”

The album reached to number nine at the US Billboard 200, selling 112,000 copies in its first week. In the UK, the album debuted at number eleven on the UK Albums Chart.

In early 2011, Ne-Yo was on tour in the UK, he announced his new album would called ‘Love and Passion’ and would be released in September. In the end the album was called ‘Tentative’ instead.

Ne-Yo writes songs for Mary J. Blige, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Monica, Alexandra Burke, Cheryl Cole and Willow Smith’s upcoming albums. Ne-Yo starred in two motion pictures, Red Tails, due for a release in early 2012, and Battle: Los Angeles, which was released in the United States on March, 2011.

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