Ne-Yo

Grammy Award winning R&B artist Shaffer Chimere Smith, was born October 18, 1982. Taking the stage name Ne Yo, he began his career as a songwriter with the hit “Let Me Love You” for Mario. In 2006, he made his major label debut with his album, In My Own Words on Def Jam Records. Since then he has founded Compound Entertainment and moved to Motown Records.