Ne-Yo

Oct
28
New Music: Celine Dion f/ Ne-Yo – ‘Incredible’

Ne-Yo and Celine Dion

Ne-Yo joins forces with one of pop music’s biggest voices for an “Incredible” collaboration. The R&B crooner duets with Celine Dion on the soaring anthem, which will appear on the Canadian diva’s first English-language album in six years, Loved Me Back to Life, due November 5.

Ne-Yo describes the power ballad as a “theme song for that moment when you do something that defines who you are or defines a moment in time.”

“It’s an honor and a pleasure to sing with Celine Dion, but it is not an easy thing,” said Ne-Yo, who previously worked with her on 2007′s “I Got Nothin’ Left.” “It’s the most irrelevant that I’ve ever felt. Because the size of Celine Dion’s voice, you don’t need me there.”

Listen to them knock it out of the park.

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Oct
25
Ne-Yo Records ‘Incredible’ Duet with Celine Dion

Ne-Yo and Celine Dion

Ne-Yo has worked with pop’s biggest divas including Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, and Rihanna. Now he teams up with Celine Dion on their duet “Incredible” for the Canadian singer’s upcoming album Loved Me Back to Life, due November 5.

The two hit the Palms studio in Las Vegas to record (Celine’s son René-Charles is also a big Ne-Yo fan).

Celine belts out the Ne-Yo-penned lyrics on the empowering record, described as a “theme song for that moment when you do something that defines who you are or defines a moment in time.”

“It’s an honor and a pleasure to sing with Celine Dion, but it is not an easy thing,” said Ne-Yo, who previously worked with her on 2007′s “I Got Nothin’ Left.” “It’s the most irrelevant that I’ve ever felt. Because the size of Celine Dion’s voice, you don’t need me there.”

Celine returned the compliment. “I love the song. I admire you and I’m privileged to have this song,” she told Ne-Yo.

Go behind the scenes of their “Incredible” collabo below.

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Oct
22
New Music: Ne-Yo f/ Future – ‘Luxurious’

Ne-Yo and Future

Ne-Yo and Future cater to the women with expensive taste on their opulent collaboration “Luxurious.” The R&B crooner, who just celebrated his 34th birthday, makes his lady prove she’s worthy of the lavish life, while an Auto-Tuned Future spoils her with Hermès purses and diamond necklaces.

“Girl, let me show you what you ain’t never seen/ ‘Cause I’m all about realizing expensive dreams,” they sing on the melodic track.

Indulge in their rich record below.

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Oct
16
Stream ‘The Best Man Holiday’ Soundtrack Featuring R. Kelly, Monica, Mario, & Fantasia

The Best Man Holiday

It’s going to be a very soulful Christmas. Some of R&B’s brightest stars spread some holiday cheer on the soundtrack to The Best Man Holiday.

The 13-song compilation features newly-penned material, as well as holiday classics, performed by artists including R. Kelly, Jordin Sparks, Mary J. Blige, Mario, Fantasia, Monica, Ne-Yo, Marsha Ambrosius, John Legend, Emeli Sandé, and more.

R. Kelly gets into the Christmas groove on “Christmas, I’ll be Steppin’,” Monica covers Judy Garland’s classic “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and Fantasia decks the halls on “What Christmas Means to Me.”

The movie hits theaters on Nov. 15, but you can stream the entire soundtrack in advance of its Oct. 29 release.

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Aug
12
New Music: Marsha Ambrosius f/ Ne-Yo – ‘Without You’

Without You

Marsha Ambrosius brings some soul back to the radio with her first single “Without You.” The British songstress gets lost in her feelings as she duets with Ne-Yo on the sultry ballad.

“This loneliness has taken over me,” sings a teary-eyed Marsha, whose sophomore album Friends & Lovers is due later this year.

“You can expect me to be a complete asshole on one album,” she said of the follow-up to her 2011 debut Late Nights & Early Mornings. “Honestly and openly, the expressions of a woman, a very honest woman, and I’m not taking any prisoners.”

Listen to the emotional song below.

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Aug
9
Rap-Up TV: RaVaughn Talks Debut, Miguel Collaboration, & Love for Beyoncé

RaVaughn has assembled a dream team of collaborators for her debut. The singer-songwriter, who is signed to Ne-Yo’s Compound University/Columbia Records, sat down with Rap-Up TV to discuss her upcoming album, which features production from The-Dream, Babyface, Eric Hudson, and Jerry Wonda.

She’s also collaborated with Wale (“Better Be Good”), Fabolous (“I’m So Fu**ed Up”), Marsha Ambrosius, John Legend, and Miguel, who appears on a track called “747.”

“I feel like he’s a genius and he’s incredible,” said RaVaughn of the “Adorn” singer. “He is definitely killing the game right now.”

Ne-Yo has been very hands-on with her project and has written four songs. “He’s very supportive and gives me great criticism,” she said of her label boss.

On her wish list of collaborators is Fun. and her Columbia labelmate Beyoncé. “I want to work with Beyoncé ’cause she’s incredible,” said RaVaughn. “I just love her as an artist and as a person. We’ve watched her grow up and I feel like she’s evolved into an amazing person. I just think she’s killing the game right now.”

Listen to RaVaughn’s single “Best Friend,” which she co-wrote with her sister.

Aug
7
New Music: Busta Rhymes f/ Vybz Kartel, Ne-Yo, T.I., Jeremih, & French Montana – ‘#Twerkit (Remix)’

#Twerkit (Remix)

Following the Nicki Minaj-assisted version, Busta Rhymes expands his twerk team, enlisting Vybz Kartel, Ne-Yo, T.I., Jeremih, and French Montana for the jam-packed remix to his Pharrell-produced single, which is bound to keep the booties bouncing. Look out for Bussa Buss’ album E.L.E. 2.

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