Ne-Yo

May
27
Ne-Yo Talks Return to R&B, Michael Jackson Hologram, & Smoking Weed on ‘The Breakfast Club’

Ne-Yo

He said he wouldn’t return, but Ne-Yo was back in the hot seat on “The Breakfast Club” on Tuesday. The R&B gentleman sat down with Angela Yee, Charlamagne Tha God, and DJ Envy to premiere his new Jeezy-assisted single “Money Can’t Buy” and discuss everything from smoking weed to his new album Non Fiction, due September 30.

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May
26
New Music: Ne-Yo f/ Jeezy – ‘Money Can’t Buy’

Money Can't Buy

Ne-Yo gets back to his R&B roots on his new single “Money Can’t Buy.” On the breezy summer jam, the R&B gentleman sings the praises of his one-of-a-kind lady, who’s not interested in materialistic things, while Jeezy gets his grown man on.

According to ESSENCE, the song will appear on Ne-Yo’s upcoming sixth album Non Fiction, due September 30.

The follow-up to 2012′s R.E.D. is also expected to feature collaborations with T.I. and Trey Songz.

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May
23
New Music: Mariah Carey – ‘Meteorite (Q-Tip Remix)’

Mariah Carey

On Tuesday, Mariah Carey will release her 14th album Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse. In addition to Hit-Boy, Jermaine Dupri, and Mike WiLL Made It, Q-Tip lends his production to the soaring disco-soul number “Meteorite.”

The Tribe Called Quest rapper has released an alternate version of the song, which features a galloping beat. The song opens with Andy Warhol’s observation that everyone will be famous for 15 minutes before Mariah blasts off.

The album has been receiving favorable reviews from USA Today (3.5/4 stars) and Entertainment Weekly (B). “Ariana Grande may have been christened the ‘new Mariah,’ but we still need the old one. And she is telling you that she’s not going,” said EW.

You can stream the entire album on iTunes Radio before it drops.

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May
23
Ne-Yo Enlists Jeezy for New Single ‘Money Can’t Buy’

Money Can't Buy

Ne-Yo is gearing up to release his new single “Money Can’t Buy” featuring Jeezy.

He posted the illustrated artwork on Instagram featuring a woman with a “Priceless” tag attached to her. The song will premiere on Tuesday, May 27.

“The wait is almost over,” tweeted Ne-Yo. “Much appreciation for your patience. Quality takes time.”

His sixth album, the follow-up to 2012′s R.E.D., is due later this year featuring collaborations with T.I. and Trey Songz.

“With this next album, I am just going to go in and do whatever I feel like,” he told Hartford’s Hot 93.7. “At the end of the day, I don’t do music for white people, black people, whatever. I do music for people who enjoy music.”

May
13
New Music: Dionne Warwick f/ Ne-Yo – ‘A House Is Not a Home’

Feels So Good

Ne-Yo has worked with music’s biggest divas including Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, and Celine Dion. Now the R&B hitmaker teams up with Dionne Warwick on a remake of the legendary singer’s 1964 classic “A House Is Not a Home.”

Their duet will appear on Warwick’s upcoming album Feels So Good, due July 1. In addition to Ne-Yo, the 14 tracks feature four new duets plus remakes of other Warwick hits, with appearances from Jamie Foxx, CeeLo Green, Mya, Ziggy Marley, Rubben Studdard, and more.

“It was such a pleasant surprise to hear Ne-Yo’s full bodied voice and the sensitive approach he gave to ‘A House Is Not a Home,’” Warwick told Billboard. “Being in the studio with him was an absolute pleasure and I hope we can do it again.”

Ne-Yo is also prepping his sixth album for release later this year.

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Feb
14
New Music: Ne-Yo – ’3 Simple Rules’ [EP]

3 Simple Rules

While Trey Songz’ Valentine’s Day song may not be for everyone, Ne-Yo has something for all the lovers out there. The R&B gentleman serves up the soundtrack to your V-Day with 3 Simple Rules, a mini compilation of three new songs including “New Love,” “Bigger Than This,” and “Gotchu Right,” as well as an outro.

“HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!! 3 new songs FREE!! Just for YOU, my incredible fans. LOVE Y’ALL!! Hope you enjoy,” tweeted Ne-Yo.

He recently wrapped his Brazilian tour and is readying his sixth album.

Unwrap Ne-Yo’s Valentine’s Day gift below.

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Jan
30
Ne-Yo Shoots ‘Incredible’ Video with Celine Dion

Ne-Yo and Celine Dion

What do you get when you combine Celine Dion’s big voice and Ne-Yo’s songwriting skills? An “Incredible” duet. The pop diva and R&B crooner went in front of the lens to shoot a video for their collaboration off Celine’s latest album Loved Me Back to Life. “Good Morning America” was on set as they filmed on a rooftop in downtown L.A. last week.

It was Celine’s 13-year-old son son René-Charles Angelil who persuaded her to do the collaboration. “He said, ‘Mom, you don’t even have to listen to the song. You have to do it,’” said Celine.

At first, Ne-Yo was hesitant about singing with the vocal powerhouse. “The issue for me, initially, was the whole concept of a duet,” he said. “You know, it’s Celine Dion.”

But the 45-year-old veteran was able to learn from her 31-year-old collaborator. “Ne-Yo, among other artists, gave me the chance to still be the best of myself with a little bit of tweaking the sound, on a modern approach,” she said.

Their inspirational anthem will be played at next month’s 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Go behind the scenes of “Incredible” below.

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