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Ne-Yo

 

Seven-time GRAMMY award winning Artist, Ne-Yo's debut album, In My Own Words, was released in early 2006 through Def Jam Recordings, and debuted at number one on Billboard 200, selling over 301,000 copies in the first week and certified platinum.[3] During the same week, Ne-Yo's Stargate-produced second single "So Sick" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[3][4] Ne-Yo is as famous for his songwriting as for his singing, writing such songs as Rihanna's top ten hit "Unfaithful", Mario's "Let Me Love You", Mario Vazquez's "Gallery", Paula DeAnda's "Walk Away
(Remember Me)", and Beyoncé's Billboard Hot 100 ten-week number-one hit "Irreplaceable".

His second album, Because of You, was released on May 1, 2007. The first single from the platinum-selling album was "Because of You". He has also said that he has written songs for Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Corbin Bleu, and Enrique Iglesias for their upcoming albums.[5] Smith also has stated that he will write songs for Craig David, Usher, Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson, Leona Lewis, and he recently confirmed that he has been contacted by producer will.i.am to work on Michael Jackson's upcoming album.[6] In December 2007, Ne-Yo and the Goo Goo Dolls performed at a fund raising concert for presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama. It has also been confirmed that he will be collaborating with Lindsay Lohan on new material.[8]. Ne-Yo has also collaborated with Ciara on new material for her new album "Fantasy Ride", which is due out in
November. The single "Supernatural" was recently produced, and he worked on additional singles as well.

American Music Awards
2007, Favorite R&B/Soul Male Artist (nominated)
2006, Favorite R&B/Soul Male Artist (nominated)

BET Awards
2008, Best R&B Male Artist (nominated)
2007, Best R&B Male Artist (won)
2007, Viewer's Choice: "Because of You" (nominated)
2006, Best New Artist (nominated)
2006, Best R&B Male Artist (nominated)
2006, Viewer's Choice: "So Sick" (nominated)

Grammy Awards
2008, Record of the Year: "Irreplaceable" (performed by Beyonce Knowles) (nominated as producer)
2008, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: "Because of You" (nominated)
2008, Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group: "Hate That I Love You" (nominated)
2008, Best Contemporary R&B Album: Because of You (won)
2008, Best R&B Song: "Hate That I Love You" (nominated)
2007, Best Contemporary R&B Album: In My Own Words (nominated)
2007, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: So Sick (nominated)

MOBO Awards
2007, Best Song: "Because of You" (won)
2007, Best R&B: (won)
2006, Best Song: "So Sick

 

 

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