Ne-Yo

Jul
20
Chris Brown Hosts Celebrity Kickball Game

Chris Brown, Kendall, and Kylie Jenner

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.”

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Jun
27
Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo Honored at ASCAP Awards

Bow Wow, JD, and Usher

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.”

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Jun
10
Kelly Rowland, Mary J. Blige, & Keri Hilson Attend ‘Think Like a Man Too’ Premiere

Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams

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.

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Jun
4
Video: Celine Dion f/ Ne-Yo – ‘Incredible’

Celine Dion and Ne-Yo

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.

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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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