Ne-Yo Joins Motown, Named Senior VP of A&R

Barry Weiss, Ne-Yo, and Ethiopia Habtemariam

It’s only one month into the new year, but Ne-Yo is making major moves. The Grammy-winning singer has signed to Motown Records and been appointed Senior Vice President of A&R.

After releasing four albums on Def Jam, Ne-Yo will transition to Motown and serve in a creative role, reports He will also bring his Compound Entertainment imprint to the label.

In his new position, the R&B gentleman will produce and mentor Motown’s artists, as well as sign and develop new talent.

“I’m honored that I’ve been given such a prestigious title and trusted with such responsibility; terrified because I know that playing this role in the fashion of one of my career role models, Mr. Smokey Robinson—these are big shoes to fill. But trust, I can handle it,” said Ne-Yo in a statement.

Barry Weiss, Island Def Jam Motown Chairman and CEO, added, “His track record of success at Def Jam will always be a benchmark. But this move to Motown will provide new and inspiring challenges for Ne-Yo as both an artist and a key member of the new senior management team that is taking form at the label in 2012.”

Ne-Yo’s fifth album and first for Motown, The Cracks in Mr. Perfect, is due this summer. He can currently be seen in George Lucas’ Red Tails and will appear as a mentor on the upcoming season of NBC’s “The Voice.”

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  1. Fresh Tone

    meanwhile rihanna is still a puppet @ def Scam


    lovely Reply:

    @Fresh Tone, lol


    Mr. bluie day tuesud Reply:

    @Fresh Tone, that wrong 4 dat LOL


  2. Natalie

    Congrats he deserves it:)


  3. parry

    Holy COW !!


  4. Cortez

    YYEEEEAAHH!! My boy Neyo making moves this year! Im glad too the music industry needs him because talented male soloists are reeeaaallly scarce right now the females are dominating.


  5. nicegirl

    Congrats Neyo! He will do amazing as a mentor.


  6. Mr. bluie day tuesud

    yeeeeeeahhhh!! Congrats Ne-yo


  7. Craz4rmSA

    Its gona be a gud year 4 ne-yo..congrtz babe


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