He just can't stop.
I'm so sick of love songs, so tired of tears
So done with wishing you were still here
So sick of love songs, so sad and slow
Why can't I turn off the radio?
Ne-Yo (born October 18, 1982 as Shaffer Chimere Smith) is an American Contemporary R&B
and pop singer, songwriter, producer, dancer and actor. His discography includes five studio albums, one compilation and fifteen singles.
To date, he has attained nine Hot 100 top 40 hits on the Billboard Music charts, six of which reached the top ten. In addition to his work as a recording artist, he has also written and produced songs for artists such as Rihanna
, Céline Dion
, Whitney Houston
, Carrie Underwood
and Enrique Iglesias
.He also has a Twitter.
- In My Own Words (2006)
- Because of You (2007)
- Year of the Gentleman (2008)
- Libra Scale (2010)
- R.E.D. (2012)
Tropes that apply to Ne-Yo and his works:
- Award Bait Song: "Never Knew I Needed" from The Princess and the Frog.
- Breakup Song: "So Sick".
- Broken Record: Good luck counting how many times he says "I don't mind" in "Beautiful Monster".
- Everything but the Girl: The theme of Libra Scale is that after saving the city, he's awarded fame, money and power at the cost of never being able to fall in love. Not a problem until he actually falls in love with somebody.
- Fun with Acronyms: R.E.D. stands for "Realizing Every Dream."
- Love Is A Drug: "Because of You".
- Nice Hat: Is usually seen in a fedora.
- Refrain from Assuming: He never did anything called "I Just Can't Stop". It's "Closer" you want.
- Sesame Street Cred: Appeared as himself in an episode of The Fresh Beat Band.
- Stage Names: His comes from a comment from a producer he's worked with, saying that he sees music the same way Neo sees the matrix.
- Twofer Token Minority: He is African-American and Chinese-American.
- A Wild Rapper Appears: Wiz Khalifa appears in "Don't Make 'Em Like You."
- Wolverine Publicity: Among others, he's collaborated with Peedi Peedi, New Kids on the Block, Jamie Foxx, Fabolous, Cassandra Steen, Jennifer Hudson, Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Céline Dion, Remy Ma, Ghostface Killah, Mic Little, Sarah Connor, Rihanna, Plies, DJ Felli Fel, Kanye West, Jermaine Dupri, Jadakiss, The Game, Keri Hilson, Flo Rida, Phyllisia, Chrisette Michele, 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, Pitbull, Afrojack, Nayer, DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, Keyshia Cole, LL Cool J, T-Pain, Young Jeezy, Calvin Harris, Timbaland, Conor Maynard, David Guetta, Akon and Jessica Sanchez.
- You're Cute When You're Angry: "When You're Mad".