Ne-Yo

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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Aug
2
Ne-Yo Performs on ‘GMA’ Summer Concert Series

Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo set the weekend off right by staging a free concert in Central Park’s Rumsfeld Playfield for the “Good Morning America” Summer Concert Series.

The R&B gentleman broke a sweat while performing his upbeat hits “Closer,” “Miss Independent,” and “Don’t Make ‘Em Like You.”

He kept the party going with a medley of “Give Me Everything,” “Let’s Go,” and “Let Me Love You.”

He recorded over 150 songs for his latest album R.E.D. before narrowing it down to 14. “It’s a very painstaking process, but it is a labor of love,” he said.

Watch Ne-Yo’s scorching set below.

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Jul
20
Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, & Tyler, the Creator Attend Jay-Z/Justin Timberlake NYC Show

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

Jay-Z brought his “Legends of the Summer” tour with Justin Timberlake home to New York’s Yankee Stadium on Friday for the first of two back-to-back shows. The hip-hop mogul performed his classics and new material off Magna Carta… Holy Grail, and brought out Alicia Keys to serenade his city with “Empire State of Mind.”

Beyoncé, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, Tyler, the Creator, Ne-Yo, and Angela Simmons were among the stars in the crowd.

Following the sold-out show, Jay-Z hosted an after-party at his 40/40 club. Mr. and Mrs. Carter sipped D’Usse cognac as they held court in VIP.

Jay-Z and Justin will play a second show at Yankee Stadium tonight before heading to Chicago, L.A., and Vancouver.

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Jun
21
New Music: Ne-Yo & Cher Lloyd – ‘It’s All Good’

Cher Lloyd and Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo and Cher Lloyd throw their cares away and come together on “It’s All Good,” their collaboration commissioned by Fruttare Fruit Bars.

The R&B gentleman and “X Factor” alum penned the lyrics to the guitar-driven tune based on fan submissions on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

The uplifting song, about not sweating the small stuff, can be downloaded for free on Fruttare’s website.

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Jun
13
New Music: Ciara f/ Ne-Yo – ‘Body Party (Remix)’

Ne-Yo and Ciara

Ciara teamed up with Future and B.o.B. on the original remix to “Body Party,” and now she invites Ne-Yo over for the “gentlemen’s remix.” The R&B crooner unleashes his freak on the sultry jam, adding some provocative lyrics.

“Let me taste your party favors,” he tells CiCi, while comparing her to a delicious dish. “My dinner party, your body’s my entrée.”

RSVP to their intimate party for two.

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Jun
10
Video: DJ Felli Fel f/ Ne-Yo, Tyga, & Wiz Khalifa – ‘Reason to Hate’

Tyga and Wiz Khalifa

Ne-Yo, Tyga, and Wiz Khalifa work hard and play hard in the celebratory video for DJ Felli Fel’s single “Reason to Hate.” The successful crew hits the studio (check out Ne-Yo’s Rihanna sweatshirt) and takes over Supperclub in L.A., popping bottles, smoking (in Wiz’ case), and turning up as the Power 106 DJ works the turntables. Not even a hater can kill this vibe.

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