Ne-Yo

Dec
8
Ne-Yo Performs on ‘SNL’

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Live from 30 Rock, it’s Ne-Yo! The R&B gentleman graced the “Saturday Night Live” stage for the first time as musical guest over the weekend.

Following an introduction from host Jamie Foxx, Ne-Yo served up a high-energy performance of his top 10 single “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)” off his new album R.E.D., showing off some fancy footwork alongside his team of dancers.

The fedora-clad singer slowed things down later in the show with the acoustic ballad “She Is.” The original version of the song appears on R.E.D. as a duet with country crooner Tim McGraw.

Watch both performances below.

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Dec
3
50 Cent and Ne-Yo Honor ‘CNN Heroes’

50 Cent

50 Cent’s ongoing beef with French Montana may be consuming his Twitter timeline, but he invested his energy into a more worthy cause on Sunday night. The rapper-philanthropist got suited up for “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. 50 was on hand to honor ordinary people who are making extraordinary contributions to help others.

Proceeds from his Street King energy drink and SMS headphones go towards feeding millions of starving children in Africa.

“CNN HERO’s was the bomb everybody came out to support,” tweeted 50, who posed with Ne-Yo, Adrien Brody, and Susan Sarandon.

“CNN Heroes” will air on December 8 at 8 p.m. on CNN.

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Nov
30
Video: Ne-Yo – ‘Forever Now’

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With his single “Let Me Love You” still in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, Ne-Yo debuts the cinematic video for “Forever Now,” a cut off his new album R.E.D. The R&B gentleman sings away his sorrows as he sees his girl give her heart to another man. He struggles with the situation while going about his business, answering questions at a press conference and rehearsing for a performance with his dancers.

“What I do now?” he asks himself as he sings in the rain.

Watch Ne-Yo pour his heart out in the video below.

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Nov
26
Keyshia Cole, 2 Chainz, Miguel, Elle Varner, & Ne-Yo Perform at Soul Train Awards

2 Chainz

The holiday weekend capped off with the Soul Train Awards 2012, which aired last night on Centric. Taped earlier this month at Planet Hollywood’s PH Live in Las Vegas, the 25th annual show featured performances from R&B and hip-hop’s biggest stars and some talented newcomers.

Keyshia Cole tore the house down with her singles “Trust and Believe” and “Enough of No Love,” 2 Chainz proclaimed “I’m Different,” Miguel thrilled with “Adorn,” and Ne-Yo had the audience on its feet with “Let Me Love You.”

Elle Varner scored Best New Artist, Beyoncé was awarded Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Miguel won Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, and Album of the Year went to Frank Ocean’s channel ORANGE.

If you missed the show, we’ve got you covered. Watch the performances below.

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Nov
18
Mariah Carey, Ne-Yo, & Swizz Beatz Attend Nick Cannon’s HALO Awards

Mariah and Nick

Mariah Carey puckered up to her husband Nick Cannon at the 2012 TeenNick HALO Awards at the Hollywood Palladium last night. The pop diva was in the house to support her man along with his mother, a dapper Swizz Beatz, and Ne-Yo, who hit the stage for a performance. The HALO Awards (Helping and Leading Others) recognize teens who make a difference in their communities. The show will air Monday at 8 p.m. on Nick@Nite.

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Nov
16
Ne-Yo Talks Fatherhood, Taylor Swift, & Critics on ‘Chelsea Lately’

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Ne-Yo was back in the hot seat on “Chelsea Lately.” Since his last visit, he has become a father twice (“lots of music and sex”). He spoke about dedicating a song on his new album R.E.D. to his daughter Madilyn Grace and his appreciation for Taylor Swift, whose latest album has a similar title.

“It wasn’t really a big deal. I feel like great minds think alike,” said Ne-Yo of the coincidence. “I’m a fan of Taylor Swift. I think that she’s an incredible writer, incredible singer. And she’s not hard to look at either.”

He also was happy with the critics’ reception to R.E.D. “Critics are actually digging it, which is rare,” said Ne-Yo, who will perform at the Grammy nominations special on December 5.

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Nov
15
Ne-Yo Performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

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After a busy week promoting his album on “Ellen” and “Dancing with the Stars,” Ne-Yo hit the outdoor stage on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” to perform “Let Me Love You,” which moves 10-8 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. He returned for a performance of his Wiz Khalifa-assisted single “Don’t Make ‘Em Like You,” dedicating it to all of the ladies with class.

“To all my ladies that’s one-of-a-kind, this one is for you,” said a sweaty Ne-Yo.

Meanwhile, his album R.E.D. debuts at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 with 66,000 copies. See what Ne-Yo had to say about the sales.

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