Shaffer Chimere Smith
(born October 18, 1979) better known by his stage name Ne-Yo
, is a Grammy Award winning American R&B recording artist, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Beginning his career as a songwriter, Ne-Yo penned the 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.
In 2006, he released his debut album, In My Own Words
, which contained the US number one hit "So Sick", as well as the... more