Posts Tagged ‘Ne-Yo’

Ne-Yo Talks Family Life, Finally Losing the Hat & New Music on Hot 97


Ne-Yo recently stopped by Hot 97 for a new interview with Ebro In The Morning.

The R&B hitmaker spoke with Ebro and Laura Styles about the start of his career, including his first record deal, which was a learning experience for him and led him to pursue songwriting for other artists.

Many have noticed that Ne-Yo hasn’t been wearing his signature hats lately, so he discussed why he always wore one since school, and his choice to give it up.

Talking about his recent work, the singer/songwriter talked about being a judge on the dance competition show, “World of Dance.” He also revealed that they are making a series based on the original Step Up movie, which he is also working on.

Moving on to his family life, Ne-Yo spoke about mending his relationship with his ex, Monyetta Shaw, and how he knew he was ready for marriage to his wife, Crystal Renay.

Ne-Yo is currently working on his seventh studio album, which is coming soon. He released the first single, “Another Love Song” last month.

Check out the full interview below.

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Ne-Yo Talks New Album, Working with Mary J. Blige, “World Of Dance” & More on ‘The Breakfast Club’

On Thursday morning (June 1), Ne-Yo appeared on ‘The Breakfast Club’ for a new interview.

With his seventh studio album on the way, a judge position on NBC’s new dance competition “World of Dance,” and a busy family life, the R&B star had a lot to talk about. The first single from his new album, “Another Love Song” was released on Tuesday and Ne-Yo shared some details about what sound and feeling fans can expect on the album.

“All the music on this album isn’t going to be happy, because I didn’t write just completely about myself,” said Ne-Yo. “I feel if I write it just about me, how can it be relatable to anybody else. I’m definitely happy, I’m in a great place but I know everybody isn’t… Every song isn’t going to be happy, but every song will be real and relatable.”

Revealing the name of the album, Ne-Yo explained: “The name of the album is ‘Good Man,’ I’m calling it that because it’s what every woman wants and what every man should strive to be. The thing about it is, you’re not born a good man, you have to go through some stuff and let some things happen in order to become a good man.”

Throughout the rest of the conversation, the singer/songwriter spoke about working with Mary J. Blige on her emotional new album, Strength of a Woman. “I love writing for Mary,” he said. “Every time I write for Mary it winds up being a therapy session for both of us. We’ll sit and talk about some stuff, cry if we need to, eat some food and write a song.”

Ne-Yo also shared his views on R&B music today, why he decided to drop a rap remix to Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble,” his new show “World of Dance,” and more.

Check out the full interview below.

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New Music: Ne-Yo – Another Love Song

Ne-Yo is bringing love to our hearts and ears this summer with his brand new single, “Another Love Song.”

The R&B crooner has been teasing fans over the past month or so with some loosie tracks, including “Earn Your Love,” the RaVaughn and Candice Boyd-assisted “More Than I Should,” and his remix of Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble.”  Today (May 30), Ne-Yo officially gets us ready for his new album with the summery dance song that celebrates falling in love.

Released by Motown Records and Ne-Yo’s Compound Entertainment, the exuberant track was written and produced by Ne-Yo along with Cirkut and Dr. Luke.

“Girl when you smile I know you’re smiling just for me, and nobody but me,” he sings. “Ain’t got no game baby, ain’t go game / Ain’t got no shame baby, ain’t got no shame / And I don’t know what it is when I hear your name / Suddenly I just got to sing / You make me want to sing, another love song.”

Tonight, Ne-Yo will join Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, and Jenna Dewan tatum as a judge on NBC’s “World of Dance,” which premieres at 10 PM/9 central. The 10-episode series will give dancers the opportunity to showcase their talents and the chance to take home the grand prize of $1 million.

Take a listen to “Another Love Song” below.

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New Music: Ne-Yo feat. Ravaughn & Candice Boyd – More Than I Should

Ne-Yo is back serving up bite-sized teasers of his upcoming music with his third new release in three weeks.

Following “Earn Your Love” and his take on Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE,” the R&B gentleman debuts a surprise collaboration with two of his Compound artists, RaVaughn and Candice Boyd. The ladies join the hitmaking singer/songwriter on the dramatic, “More Than I Should: An Audio Soap Opera.”

Ne-Yo kicks off the theatrical jaunt into the minds of three lovers, who have found themselves in an experimental love triangle. Singing out to his platonic girlfriend, the crooner begins to discover a deeper, romantic love connection. “Not even my lady knows me like you know me,” sings Ne-Yo. “Damn, you just my homie / But I love the way you hold me down / Shouldn’t be feeling how I’m feeling right now / ‘Cause you got me liking you way more than I should.”

RaVaughn takes the second verse from the perspective of his homegirl. “Now, I’m feeling filthy / When I didn’t know her, it was something else, but now I’m feeling all guilty,” she sings. “Cause she cool as hell, but I still find myself / Here, liking you way more than I should.”

Candice wraps up the soap opera by playing the role of the girlfriend. “I’ve never been a fool, I’ve never been stupid,” she sings. “He’s feeling you and I always knew it.” But, then the plot twist hits with some girl-on-girl action.

“She let me kiss it / I know we agreed not to tell / But given the circumstances, oh well,” she sings. “Is it me, is it him? Tell me what’s good / Because I find myself here, liking you way more than I should.”

Ne-Yo shared the track by calling it “another appetizer.” He added: “The only thing that matters even more than the music is the story you tell.”

The singer is plotting for the release of his seventh studio album, the follow-up to 2015’s Non-Fiction, which is expected to be released later this year.

Take a listen to “More Than I Should: An Audio Soap Opera” below.

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New Music: Ne-Yo – Earn Your Love

Ne-Yo is just warming up!

After spitting some affirming bars over Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble,” the R&B crooner pulls inspiration from Tupac on “Earn Your Love.”

Over a melodic track that samples 2Pac’s classic “I Get Around,” Ne-Yo makes a stand for a woman’s priceless nature and his willingness to work for her real love.

“Make me earn your love / Show you that I’m worthy of it / Let me prove to you I’m worthy of it … Mr. Shakur said it best, when he said / ‘Hate to sound sleazy, but tease me / I don’t want it if it’s that easy,’” he sings.

Ne-Yo captioned the new song writing: “A Good Man will earn you. He’ll work for it and won’t mind working for it because he recognizes your worth. Ladies, find a man that’ll ‘Earn Your Love.’ Enjoy this appetizer guys. Album coming soon.”

Ne-Yo is presently finishing up his untitled seventh studio album, which follows 2015’s Non-Fiction.

Listen to “Earn Your Love” below.

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Listen: Ne-Yo Remixes Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble”

Sit down and listen to Ne-Yo get open on his surprise remix to Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble.”

With a new album in the works, the R&B crooner takes a moment to flex his rap skills, spitting some confident and braggadocious bars over the potent Mike Will Made It beat. Borrowing K-Dot’s flow, Ne-Yo opens the remix reflecting on his career and Grammy wins.

“I remember wishing I could sit at the Grammys with Jay and Bey, and Rihanna and Chris / Be part of the clique / Second guess myself and all my shit like, ‘Do I really fit?’ / Three Grammys later, I guess I must be pretty good at this,” he rhymes.

Later Ne-Yo continues to express the reasons to remain humble, while also addressing an unidentified adversary.

“Who is this ni**a thinking that he fronting on Ne-Yo? / Get the fuck over yourself, check your ego / I didn’t change, I evolved, get it right / I wrote a song and it changed your whole life,” he raps. “I am Grey Poupon, I’m Evian, I’m highbrow / Been inspiring these dudes for a while now / Never said it ’cause I never thought I had to / But since they talkin’ shit I’m glad to.”

Get a dose of Ne-Yo’s bars below.

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First Look: Ne-Yo Performs Cameo’s “Candy” On ‘Lip Sync Battle’

“Lip Sync Battle” is back, and Ne-Yo is coming to the stage!

The R&B hitmaker is set to battle actor Taye Diggs this week on the popular performance competition show.

In a preview of the new episode, Ne-Yo channels Larry Blackmon of Cameo rocking a wild flat-top and even wilder red codpiece while performing their hit single “Candy.”

Tune in tonight (Apr. 27) at 10:00pm ET/PT on Spike TV to watch Ne-Yo show his funky side. Meanwhile, get a taste of the battle below.

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ThisisRnB Presents: 17 R&B Albums to Sweat in 2017

Producing the soundtrack to a year that brought us both huge ups and downs, 2016 was arguably one of the better years for R&B that we’ve seen in a while. With releases from the likes of Queen Bey, her sister Solange, Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, and Tank, it’s hard to imagine how 2017 could ever out do last year. Trust us though, this year definitely won’t see a shortage of good tunes.

As R&B artists continue to blur the genre lines, expect to hear more variety from your faves. Whether you’re into traditional R&B, something with a little more funk, trap-soul, electronic- or alternative-R&B, 2017 is sure to have something crafted just for you.

A class of much talked about newcomers, including Kehlani, and Jacquees, will deliver highly awaited debuts. Exciting follow-up 2nd and 3rd albums are expected from the likes of Jhené Aiko and August Alsina. And with vets like Trey Songz and Ne-Yo prepping comebacks, there are plenty of projects that are sure to top most fans sweat lists.

Take a look at the albums that we are most excited to see and hear this year, with our “17 R&B Albums To Sweat in 2017” below!

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