Ne-Yo puts his woman first in the video for “Money Can’t Buy,” the first single off his upcoming album Non-Fiction. From a birthday party to the beach, the R&B gentleman spends quality time with his special lady (played by model Crystal Renay), while Jeezy makes a cameo.
“‘Money Can’t Buy’ is about a woman that represents all those qualities that money can’t buy—integrity, class, style, a woman who knows her worth,” said Ne-Yo during his appearance on “106 & Park.” “I needed the video to kinda represent moments that money can’t buy with a woman that money can’t buy.”
His sixth album Non-Fiction, due this fall, will mark a return to his R&B roots.
“I came on home with this one,” he told “The Breakfast Club.” “This album is 99.999998% R&B, meaning I can’t completely abandon that fanbase ’cause they kept the lights on for a very long time. I still got some stuff that can live in that [pop] world, but there’s so much R&B on this album.”
Breezy brought out the stars at his Celebrity Kickball Game at the Glendale Sports Complex on Saturday. The “Loyal” singer faced off against Diddy’s stepson Quincy, but it was all for a good cause. Proceeds benefitted Chris’ Symphonic Love charity.
Decked out in his Black Pyramid gear, Chris hit the field with an all-star team including Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Christina Milian, Paris Hilton, Omarion, DJ Khaled, and Jamie Foxx.
Quincy rounded up his own celebrity squad of kickers, which consisted of The Game, Amber Rose, Keke Palmer, and Ne-Yo.
But it was Breezy’s team who claimed victory. “Chris’ team soooo cheated!!! ( I’m just mad cuz we lost) anyway it was for a good cause and we had a blast!” said Amber Rose.
At the end of the game, Chris thrilled the crowd by performing “Loyal” and thanked Team Breezy for their support.
“We want to thank everybody for coming out here. We love ya’ll so much,” he said.
Quincy added, “Even though we took a loss, it’s all love. It’s my brother for life.”
See more pics of all the stars kickin’ it for charity.
The stars came out to salute Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo, and Mike WiLL Made-It during the 27th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Thursday night.
Following previous recipients Alicia Keys, Jay Z, and Pharrell, Ne-Yo was honored with the ASCAP Golden Note Award. The R&B hitmaker received a star-studded musical tribute from Mario, who performed his Ne-Yo-penned No. 1 single “Let Me Love You,” while Jennifer Hudson serenaded him with “Spotlight” and “Why Is It So Hard.”
“I’m back in the studio,” Ne-Yo told the crowd while accepting the award. “I got some more songs to write, I got some more music to put out there. I’ma make myself worthy of this.”
Mike WiLL Made-It received Songwriter of the Year for his plethora of hits including “Bandz a Make Her Dance,” “Pour It Up,” “Bugatti,” and “Body Party.” Rae Sremmurd, the duo signed to his label Eardrumma, treated the crowd to a performance of their hit “No Flex Zone.”
Jermaine Dupri was honored with the biggest award of the evening, the ASCAP Founders Award. Bow Wow aka Shad Moss kicked off the tribute with a performance of “I Think They Like Me” before Usher took the stage to honor his mentor with “Confessions.”
“Next time they say this award, they gotta say Quincy Jones, Berry Gordy, and Jermaine Dupri,” said J.D., who joins a prestigious list of past honorees.
Other big winners included Robin Thicke, Pharrell, and T.I., who received the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Song award for “Blurred Lines,” while Jay Z and Justin Timberlake were awarded the Top Rap Song of the Year for “Holy Grail.”
Two-thirds of Destiny’s Child showed up to the premiere of Think Like a Man Too on Monday in Hollywood. After reuniting for the “Say Yes” video, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams held hands while walking the carpet.
The newly-married Kelly styled herself in a Dolce&Gabbana suit and Tom Ford shoes, while Michelle looked angelic in a white Peggy Hartanto dress.
Keri Hilson stepped out with her NBA baller boyfriend Serge Ibaka and mingled with the cast of the romantic comedy including Kevin Hart and Taraji P. Henson.
Others showing their support included Ne-Yo, Keke Palmer, and Mary J. Blige, who helmed the film’s soundtrack.
“Just left the premiere in LA tonight. Really good movie,” tweeted Mary.
See more of the star sightings below.
Ne-Yo joins forces with Celine Dion for one “Incredible” video. While overlooking a rooftop in downtown L.A., the pop diva and R&B crooner duet on the empowering record off Celine’s latest album Loved Me Back to Life. The feel-good clip also features amazing people from everyday life and even a giraffe.
“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.”
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.
Meanwhile, Ne-Yo just released his new single “Money Can’t Buy” off his upcoming album Non Fiction, due September 30.
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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