Occupation: Singer

Nationality: American

Born: October 18, 1979 (35)

Ne-Yo - real name Shaffer Chimere Smith - is an American singer-songwirter, producer, dancer and actor, best known for his top ten hits 'Closer' and 'Miss Independent'.

He has worked with a vast amount of artists writing songs for the likes of Rihanna, Beyoncé, Leona Lewis and Alexandra Burke.

In 2011 he worked with Pitbull, Nayer and Afrojack on the number one hit 'Give Me Everything', in which Pitbull referred to Lindsey Lohan who later sued in response.

The KIIS-FM Wango Tango concert takes place on May 9. Kanye West to headline Wango Tango in May The Comic Relief collaboration retains the top spot for a second week. Sam Smith, John Legend keep No.1 single The producer continues to dominate the Hot 100 with Bruno Mars. Mark Ronson wins 10th week at No.1 in US Ellie Goulding, meanwhile, moves up to three with 'Love Me Like You Do'. Mark Ronson continues US chart reign Smoke + Mirrors knocks Sam Smith's In the Lonely Hour off the top spot. Imagine Dragons claim UK No.1 album Interview: We talk to the singer-songwriter about his new album Non-Fiction. Ne-Yo: 'Rihanna and I are overdue a duet' 'Take Me to Church' takes on 'Love Me Like You Do' this Sunday. Hozier challenges Ellie Goulding for No. 1 'Love Me Like You Do' is the UK's No.1 single for the second week running. Ellie Goulding stays top of UK singles chart With tracks from Charli XCX & Rita Ora, Ne-Yo, LuvBug and DJ Fresh & Ella Eyre. This week's new singles reviewed The single is taken from his new album Non-Fiction, which is out in February. Watch Ne-Yo's 'Coming With You' video The track is the latest to be lifted from his upcoming album Non-Fiction. Ne-Yo premieres new song 'Make It Easy' We round up the collaborators, snippets and information linked to the project. Rihanna's new album: What we know so far Including Madonna, Miguel, Ne-Yo, Little Mix, Circa Waves and Jack Savoretti. Playlist: 10 tracks you need to hear Ne-Yo is among the performers at the annual festive event in Washington DC. Tom Hanks to host Christmas Tree Ceremony A circulated photo from Roc Nation reveals details of a new album. Is this the new Rihanna album tracklist? Tickets for the concert go on sale this Friday, September 19. Ne-Yo announces Royal Albert Hall show Ne-Yo drops a few hints as he talks about his time in the studio with the singer. Is Rihanna releasing new material soon? The singer talks to DS about her new single 'Your Love'. Nicole Scherzinger: 'I've scrapped 5 albums' Richard Dunn records 'All By Myself' music video while stuck at Las Vegas airport. Watch man's funny Celine lip-sync video Pitbull's 'Give Me Everything' and Katy Perry's 'Firework' also pass milestone. Naughty Boy, Sam Smith hit passes 1m sales Ne-Yo's new single will be released on July 28. Listen to Ne-Yo's new single ft Jeezy The stars team up for a new music video for their recent duet. Watch Celine Dion's brand new music video Album will be released in the US in September. What's Ne-Yo's new album called? The Australian singer-songwriter is expected to premiere new music on March 17. Sia confirms new solo music for next week The star premieres four new track for fans to stream online. Listen to Ne-Yo's Valentine's Day EP The singers take to a rooftop to film a visual for the duet. Watch Celine Dion, Ne-Yo film music video Song knocks Pharrell's 'Happy' off top spot after selling 139k copies this week. Pitbull ft Ke$ha 'Timber' tops UK chart Former Smiths frontman performs Lou Reed's 'Satellite of Love' at the event. Morrissey sings at Nobel Prize Concert Ryan Tedder also says songs that he's heard from Beyoncé's new LP are "amazing". Ryan Tedder teases new Beyoncé track Celebrities will dance to spooky-themed songs in Saturday's Halloween special. 'Strictly' week 6 songs, dances revealed Singer will team up with The Tenors to tape a special performance for the show. Celine Dion for 'Strictly' performance Singer makes her new music available to listen to ahead of its official release. Celine Dion streams new album - listen The superstar will record a special performance for the ITV series next week. Celine Dion for 'X Factor' performance The singer unveils a new cut from her upcoming album Loved Me Back to Life. Celine Dion, Ne-Yo new duet - listen R&B star says working with Dion's voice, he was like "a kid with a brand new toy". Ne-Yo: 'Celine Dion duet an honour' The singer reveals the second cut from her new album Loved Me Back To Life. Celine Dion premieres new track - listen While his sound remains largely untampered, his heart has certainly been scorned. Conor Maynard: 'R U Crazy' review The singer-songwriter confirms the follow-up to 2010's We Are Born. Sia teases new album for March The group tease details about their upcoming studio LP. TLC team with Lady Gaga for new album The singer teams up with Sia for her new track. Celine Dion performs new song - video