"Lazy Love" is a song by American recording artist Ne-Yo, premiere online on May 14, 2012. It officially impacted Urban radio on May 29, 2012 and was released on June 12, 2012 by Motown Records for purchase as a digital download. It is the first single from his upcoming album R.E.D. The music video for the song premiered on June 11, 2012. The song entered the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart at #97, and has peaked at #29. The music video was directed by Diane Martel.
Background and release 
Ne-Yo's fifth album R.E.D. (2012) is the follow-up to the singer's 2010 concept-heavy studio album, Libra Scale. The album's first single titled "Lazy Love" was premiered online on May 14, 2012, and was serviced to US urban radio on May 29, 2012. On June 12, 2012, the song was released for digital download in the United States. "Lazy Love" is one of two songs which precede the album's release, the other "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)" being directed towards mainstream audiences, with its Europop and synthpop production.
Music Video 
The clean version of the music video was premiered on BET's 106 & Park on June 11, 2012. While the explicit/dirty version of the video premiered the following day on VEVO.
Writing and production 
"Lazy Love" is a down-tempo R&B slow-jam written by Ne-Yo and Robert Shea Talor, with production courtesy of Shea Taylor. The song features a features a "sonorous base" line and "slow-drip synths" with lyrics that centre on the "languid desire that pins a couple to their sheets way past morning".
Live performances 
Ne-Yo has performed the song live. He performed it live for the first time on BET's 106 & Park.
Weekly charts 
Year-end charts 
- ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/312075/ne-yo/chart
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- ^ "Ne-Yo - Lazy Love". US Amazon Mp3 (Amazon.com). 2012-06-12. Retrieved 2012-08-08.
- ^ "Video - Ne-Yo's Lazy Love". Rap-Up.com. 2012-06-12. Retrieved 2012-08-08.
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- ^ Smith, S.; Taylor, S. "LAZY LOVE Work ID:884281659". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Retrieved 2012-08-08.
- ^ http://www.bet.com/video/106andpark/106guestrewind/ne-yo-106-and-park-960-s1.html
- ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 – Issue Date: 2012-09-08". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
- ^ "Ne-Yo Album & Song Chart History" Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Ne-Yo. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
- ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - 2012 Year End Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-12-17.
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