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Ne-Yo

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.

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 The singer's spokesperson insists a release date for the LP has never been set. Beyoncé album 'not delayed', insists rep The artists have recorded the song for ice cream Fruttare. Cher Lloyd, Ne-Yo tease new music video The rapper promises to "always love" Monyetta Shaw, despite suggesting split. Ne-Yo hints at Shaw separation? The singer's new release 'Get Like Me' gets its official premiere. Nelly, Nicki Minaj, Pharrell on new single The singer says her new collection is completely her. Cher Lloyd refused duets for new album The singer has been working with Ne-Yo on the record. Cher Lloyd talks "grown-up" new album Ne-Yo says her fans will be patient because "they love her". Beyoncé 'trying to figure new album out' The pair team up with their fans to write the new song. Cher Lloyd, Ne-Yo debut new song - listen The singer reworks her latest release with help from the R&B star. Ciara, Ne-Yo team up for remix - listen Paulina Rubio and Kelly Rowland join the show; Digital Spy has some questions. X Factor USA: 6 questions about judges However, Cowell reportedly wants to avoid hiring big name judges this year. Lovato: 'I want Britney back on X Factor' The star says she was a fan of Lovato's before teaming up with her. Cher Lloyd talks Demi Lovato duet The duo say the music industry has been "responsive" to working with them. TLC recording new album with Drake, Ne-Yo