Shaffer Chimere Smith (born October 18, 1979), better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, dancer, and television judge. He gained fame for his songwriting abilities when he penned his 2004 hit "Let Me Love You" for singer Mario. The single's successful release in the United States prompted an informal meeting between Ne-Yo and Def Jam's label head and the signing of a recording contract.

Ne-Yo's debut solo single, "Stay", was released in 2005 to moderate success. His debut studio album, In My Own Words (2006), was critically and commercially successful, reaching number one on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. It is certified platinum in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan and Australia and saw the success of the single "So Sick", which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States.

Because of You (2007), Ne-Yo's second studio album, was the second number one platinum-selling album debuted on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, and received the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 50th Grammy Awards. His third studio album, Year of the Gentleman (2008), saw continued success and further Grammy Award nominations for Best Contemporary R&B Album as well as Album of the Year. Its singles "Closer" and "Miss Independent" were also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, and Best R&B Song. Year of the Gentleman has been certified platinum twice in the US, selling two million copies, also platinum three times in the UK and once in Japan.

Libra Scale (2010), Ne-Yo's fourth studio album, reached number one in the UK R&B Singles and Albums Charts and number nine on the US Billboard 200, seeing a decline in overall sales. His fifth studio album, R.E.D. (2012), saw the international success of its lead single "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)", which certified platinum in the United States, became Ne-Yo's fifth chart-topping song in the United Kingdom, and sold over two million copies. Ne-Yo's sixth studio album, Non-Fiction, followed in 2015. His seventh studio album, Good Man, was released on June 8, 2018. In addition to music, Ne-Yo served as judge for the reality competition series World of Dance from 2017 to 2020 alongside Jennifer Lopez and Derek Hough. In 2021, Ne-Yo competed as Badger on the second season of The Masked Singer UK, and finished in second place.

What Was

What Was

September 17, 2021

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Raider Colors (feat. DJ Nina 9 & Rayven Justice)

Raider Colors (feat. DJ Nina 9 & Rayven Justice)

September 10, 2021

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No Plans for Love (with Snoop Dogg, Ne-Yo & Kent Jones) [Remix]

No Plans for Love (with Snoop Dogg, Ne-Yo & Kent Jones) [Remix]

April 16, 2021

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Over Again (Remix)

Over Again (Remix)

April 2, 2021

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No Plans for Love (with Ne-Yo & Kent Jones)

No Plans for Love (with Ne-Yo & Kent Jones)

March 18, 2021

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In My Own Words (Deluxe 15th Anniversary Edition)

In My Own Words (Deluxe 15th Anniversary Edition)

February 26, 2021

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Shake (with Ne-Yo & Carmen DeLeon)

Shake (with Ne-Yo & Carmen DeLeon)

February 19, 2021

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U 2 Luv (Remix feat. Jeremih, Queen Naija, & Lil Durk)

U 2 Luv (Remix feat. Jeremih, Queen Naija, & Lil Durk)

October 23, 2020

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U 2 Luv (Shift K3Y Remix)

U 2 Luv (Shift K3Y Remix)

October 16, 2020

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U 2 Luv

U 2 Luv

May 29, 2020

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Over Again

Over Again

March 27, 2020

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Pinky Ring (feat. O.T. Genasis)

Pinky Ring (feat. O.T. Genasis)

February 21, 2020

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Unlove You (Myon Return To 95 Mix)

Unlove You (Myon Return To 95 Mix)

January 31, 2020

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Me Quedaré Contigo (Shndō Remix)

Me Quedaré Contigo (Shndō Remix)

January 31, 2020

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Unlove You (Club Mix)

Unlove You (Club Mix)

December 6, 2019

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Unlove You (Drop G Remix)

Unlove You (Drop G Remix)

December 2, 2019

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Unlove You (Nicky Romero Remix)

Unlove You (Nicky Romero Remix)

November 29, 2019

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Unlove You

Unlove You

October 18, 2019

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Another Kind Of Christmas

Another Kind Of Christmas

October 11, 2019

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Time Loop

Time Loop

July 25, 2019

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GOOD MAN (Deluxe)

GOOD MAN (Deluxe)

June 8, 2018

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SUMMERTIME

SUMMERTIME

June 1, 2018

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APOLOGY

APOLOGY

May 11, 2018

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Push Back (Ne-Yo, Bebe Rexha, Stefflon Don)

Push Back (Ne-Yo, Bebe Rexha, Stefflon Don)

March 30, 2018

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GOOD MAN

GOOD MAN

February 8, 2018

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Another Love Song

Another Love Song

May 30, 2017

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Sin Miedo

Sin Miedo

November 11, 2016

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Higher Place

Higher Place

November 2, 2016

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Please Stay (feat. Ne-Yo, Snoop Dogg)

Please Stay (feat. Ne-Yo, Snoop Dogg)

February 19, 2016

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Haven't Served My Purpose (I Don't Wanna Die )

Haven't Served My Purpose (I Don't Wanna Die )

October 2, 2015

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Friend Like Me

Friend Like Me

August 14, 2015

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Every Day With Love

Every Day With Love

March 25, 2015

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Non-Fiction

Non-Fiction

February 16, 2015

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Non-Fiction (Deluxe)

Non-Fiction (Deluxe)

February 16, 2015

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Coming With You Remix EP

Coming With You Remix EP

February 9, 2015

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Time of Our Lives

Time of Our Lives

November 17, 2014

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Think Like A Man (feat. Rick Ross)

Think Like A Man (feat. Rick Ross)

January 31, 2012

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Sneak Peek: R.E.D.

Sneak Peek: R.E.D.

January 1, 2012

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Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)

Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)

January 1, 2012

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R.E.D.

R.E.D.

January 1, 2012

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R.E.D. (Deluxe Edition)

R.E.D. (Deluxe Edition)

January 1, 2012

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I Know U Want Me (Remix)

I Know U Want Me (Remix)

September 22, 2011

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The Way You Move

The Way You Move

January 1, 2011

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The Apprenticeship of Mr. Smith The Birth of Ne-Yo

The Apprenticeship of Mr. Smith The Birth of Ne-Yo

November 2, 2010

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Beautiful Monster (Remixes)

Beautiful Monster (Remixes)

January 1, 2010

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Beautiful Monster (International 2 trk)

Beautiful Monster (International 2 trk)

January 1, 2010

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Beautiful Monster

Beautiful Monster

January 1, 2010

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Libra Scale

Libra Scale

January 1, 2010

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Never Knew I Needed

Never Knew I Needed

January 1, 2009

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Mad

Mad

December 22, 2008

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Miss Independent

Miss Independent

January 1, 2008

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Closer (Remixes)

Closer (Remixes)

January 1, 2008

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Closer (Essential 5 EP) [Germany Version]

Closer (Essential 5 EP) [Germany Version]

January 1, 2008

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Closer

Closer

January 1, 2008

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Year Of The Gentleman (Bonus Track Edition)

Year Of The Gentleman (Bonus Track Edition)

January 1, 2008

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Year Of The Gentleman

Year Of The Gentleman

January 1, 2008

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Because Of You

Because Of You

April 16, 2007

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Stay (2007/Live From The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA)

Stay (2007/Live From The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA)

January 1, 2007

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So Sick (2007/Live From The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA)

So Sick (2007/Live From The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA)

January 1, 2007

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Can We Chill

Can We Chill

January 1, 2007

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Because Of You Hit Pack

Because Of You Hit Pack

January 1, 2007

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Because Of You (Sunfreakz Remix)

Because Of You (Sunfreakz Remix)

January 1, 2007

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Because Of You (Sunfreakz Dub)

Because Of You (Sunfreakz Dub)

January 1, 2007

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Because Of You (Remixes)

Because Of You (Remixes)

January 1, 2007

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Because Of You (Remix feat. Kanye West)

Because Of You (Remix feat. Kanye West)

January 1, 2007

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As Cinco Melhores

As Cinco Melhores

January 1, 2007

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So Sick

So Sick

January 1, 2006

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When You' re Mad

When You' re Mad

January 1, 2006

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Time

Time

January 1, 2006

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Sign Me Up

Sign Me Up

January 1, 2006

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Sexy Love (acoustic version)

Sexy Love (acoustic version)

January 1, 2006

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Sexy Love

Sexy Love

January 1, 2006

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In My Own Words

In My Own Words

January 1, 2006

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New Man (1500 or Nothin' Remix)

New Man (1500 or Nothin' Remix)

January 1, 2005

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Stay

Stay

January 1, 2005

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Yungblud, Finneas and Dua Lipa on lineup for YouTube Originals New Year’s Eve special

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