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It says here Ne-Yo is a soul and hip -hop singer Taylor (talk) 01:46, 28 February 2010 (UTC)


First of all I am sure that Shanell is with Young Money now, not Ne-Yo's label ? Second of all, Ne-Yo confirmed in an interview with ConcreteLoop that he is in fact part Chinese. Third of all, he is shooting a movie right now called Battle LA or something? It was on his official Twitter. And yes it's official because it's on his official myspace and stuff. —Preceding unsigned comment added by A1hola (talkcontribs) 21:17, 27 August 2009 (UTC)


This article was recently nominated for deletion but kept by default of no consensus being met. See Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Ne-Yo -- Francs2000 | Talk 16:37, 7 August 2005 (UTC)

There is more artists on his label and his first artists were ChiChi Glacierz (a female rapper from brooklyn whom been on the scene for years) SixxxJohn (songwriter and producer and rapper i believe) Cree (female singer with songbird voice) Shanell (singer/songwriter/choreographer) you guys need to google or even check his website the artists are listed there. and some of those people you list do not exist guys! Correct the information.

Personal Life[edit]

Ne-Yo has just admitted to being a Zimbabwean Citizen; His mother previously known as Roslyn Rahman was born and raised in Zimbabwe until she moved to America at the age of 19. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:00, 16 July 2008 (UTC) He has a child with one of his best friends he indicated this during his first interview for his freshmen album. (talk) 15:18, 26 January 2008 (UTC) Ne-YOGENISUS

At time 17:16, 30 June 2008, editor Kollkollkoll added this to the discussion[1]: "Ne-yo has said that he has a son.He also said that his son is not bioligicaly related to him, but will raise him as his own.The mother of his son is hie ex-girlfriend Jessica White.Ne-yo's son's name is Chimere Smith.There have been some issues about Chimere.The family of Jessica White says that Ne-Yo doesn't pay her any money for child support and that she cant take care of Chimere without his money.Also that she almost got eveicted from the house that she is living in.which is located in Los Angles." This was interpolated into the text above by Please note that I am just un-entangling this text and don't endorse it, since I don't know anything about this artist.  :D Brilliant Pebble (talk) 19:46, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

sorry but this is no longer accruate...check essence magazine's website, where in a recent interview its revealed the child is not his biological son and is currently involved in a paternity suit over the matter. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:59, 31 March 2008 (UTC)


what does he play? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:20, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Add The Album[edit]

heres info on it, its an unreleased album all over online... but it might be a bootleg/

COver -

Track List

1. The Corner (Intro) 2. Watch You Dance 3. I Was In Love 4. Go To Sleep 5. Can't Stop 6. The Plan (Interlude) 7. Lonely 8. Don't Worry Me Now 9. Feels So Good (ft. Remy Ma) 10. Sexy Love (Duet Remix) (ft. Candace Jones) 11. So Sick (Remix) (ft. LL Cool J) 12. Put You In A Letter (ft. Mic Little)

What about the song "You Ain't Gotta Go"? Is that like a... Bonus Track or something? The song is about not having to go to the bathroom after thinking you do. It's that simple.

I think it might be a Bootleg, because for a new album, they would take new photo's and that photo's been a single cover

maybe a bootleg section or a note could be added.

We should add a bootleg section. Someone should do it who knows how to. I might if no-one else will

its not bootleg it got leaked to the public. It's a GREAT song.


This page has several verbatim sentences taken from The rest is simply a slight rewording. --Dsav 07:19, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

That's because it was originally the publicity handout, which that site has posted. Tempted to restore. -- Jjjsixsix (talk)/(contribs) @ 16:38, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Yo what 'bout my hubby's song drugz? wassup wit dat?*NeyoLover*


These are opinions:

  • At the tender age of twenty-two, Ne-Yo possesses lyrical and musical talent that are far beyond his years.
  • "Let Me Love You" is a glimpse into the mind of a true writer.
  • A master in the art of storytelling,...
  • ...this dynamic entertainer is ready to deliver

Moreover, some phrases are better suited for magazines than an encyclopedia, such as:

  • Ne-Yo is taking the music industry by storm,

Someone please clean up this article. Mindmatrix 18:41, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

I think this is much better now; most of the publicity handout is gone. I'm gunna say that this is neutral, or at least close, at this point. Jjjsixsix 03:23, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

random comment.[edit]

Why is This article portrays Shivaji's image as person influenced by Hindu and especially Brahmin ideology, which is completely false. The mention of James Laine's book is unwanted and there was great controversy @ it in India. in the article?

I can't edit it out either; it's really weird. - Jjjsixsix 22:18, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

Never mind, it's gone. But I swear I wasn't hallucinating. - Jjjsixsix 22:19, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

Bold Name[edit]

Why is Ne-Yo bold everytime his name is mentioned?

That was because his name was being continuously Wikified throughout the article. I've removed the Wikification marks. As I've noticed recently, this can be a problem if the actual name of the article was different to the name of the individual (for example, if he were [[Ne-Yo (singer)]]). Anyway. It's dealt with. Thank you for pointing this out. Bobo. 08:58, 11 March 2006 (UTC)


Ne-Yo was born to Puerto Rican immigrants, so he is Puerto Rican. And I know this much is trueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

No.He's Partially puerto rican.he has a chinese, puerto rican, and african american decent.--Cute 1 4 u 06:27, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Re: Race[edit]

He's not puerto rican. He;'s African American and Chinese. Accoring to one of his interviews.

Rica125 17:59, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Nor is he Chinesse he is african american. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Aicrowder (talkcontribs) 17:16, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

His birth year[edit]

Was he born in 1979? Because in Teen People magazine it said he was 26 but in another article that i read they said he was 22... which on is it cuz i wannw know how old my fave singer really is!!!!

Neyo was born on October 18, 1979, he is 33 years old —Preceding unsigned comment added by Janet2gees (talkcontribs) 15:48, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

NOTE: I went to Rancho High School with Shaffer and I can confirm he is 22. I am 27 and he graduated the same year as me (1998).

^ that doesn't make sense, if you're 27 than so is he..

I dont care if my man/sexylove is 89, I love him. I hope u all do too! -NeyoLover

Actually ne-yo is 3 yrs older than he tells everyone he said in a jet magazine article dated june 4, 2007 "ne-yo is 24, schaffer is 27" and thats straight from the horses mouth

He also told his age of 27 to XXL magazine...the birth year has to be changed —Preceding unsigned comment added by Baltimorecreole (talkcontribs) 12:26, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Hello, i don't know how to change this but his birth yeqr is wrong, Vibe Magazine says that his birth certificate says he was born in October 1979, though he sometimes likes to say he is younger. here's the reference: Can someone please update his birth year. ThanksUser:dubdub2000 20:33, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Ne-Yo is 28. His Birthday is October 18, 1979. Ne-Yo_Wifey- Mar 1, 08 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:17, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Ne-yo is indeed 28 yrs old...he reveals his real age in a Vibe magazine interview : "Ne-yo the performer is 24 but Shaffer Smith is 27" (Vibe Magazine June 2006 if i'm not mistaken: Beyonce is on the cover). —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:02, 1 April 2008 (UTC) Sry correction its the June 2007 issue of Vibe w/ Beyonce on the cover. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:14, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, that cover story can be found here. Spellcast (talk) 21:24, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

I watched the Tavis Smiley show on PBS last night... and listened to the truth come from Neyo's mouth. He said his record label wanted him to lie about his age in the beginning to prolong his music career. He then stated that he no longer had to lie that he is indeed 28 and will be 29 on October 18th of this year. (talk) 20:10, 9 September 2008 (UTC) Ms. Cocoa

a penguin?[edit]

"Ne-Yo said that growing up his father

What happened here should i clean it up? -(from: Neyo's SexyLove) Neyo's SexyLove

Not In Touch It[edit]

I believe the version of the Touch It remix with Ne-Yo was fan-made, as he was NOT credited in the Touch It productions.

How can it be fanmade? Ne-Yo would have actually recorded the verse- it isn't in any of his other songs.


I added information about Ne-Yo's previous group, but someone editted it out, saying I didn't have a source. Anyways, here's a video of him performing with his group Envy: (Rishi B 02:20, 7 July 2006 (UTC))

Here's another link (Rishi B 03:13, 7 July 2006 (UTC))


Who put that he was gay, I don't think he is. As it says in the "Trivia" section, there were leaked photos of him receiving oral sex by one of his FEMALE backup dancers. I've seen the pictures. He ain't gay.

I removed the content. Please monitor the page regularly to ensure that someone doesn't try to repost it. Infamous30 13:37, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

I'm not adding this as it sounds just like gossip fodder for now, but I was told today that Essence magazine would be publishing in October an interview in which Ne-Yo reportedly came out. Anybody have any more news on this? Elefuntboy 00:15, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

I recieved the same exact info. -Le Raine

I posted something and it cgot deleted Le Raine 20:31, 28 August 2006

If you heard that Essence is printing an article that finds Ne-Yo coming out of the closet, then you should wait until the article actually appears. That way, you can use it as a source for a statement about Ne-Yo's sexuality. Or, find a legitimate online source or print source that mentions the upcoming article and use that as a reference. Unfortunately, rumors of a forthcoming article, whether they're true or not, aren't good enough. Infamous30 03:52, 29 August 2006 (UTC)i dont care if he's gay he can sing

Hello I think we should remove this because my HUBBY aint GAY! Now I saw a picture of him recieving oral sex by one of his FEMALE back-up dancers!

Not Gay[edit]

Hopefully this will kill the controversy:

Ne-Yo's publicist is flatly denying claims that the singer will announce that he's gay during a New York press conference this week and in an upcoming issue of Essence magazine. An e-mail purportedly including quotes from the interview and attributed to a woman named Barbra Stradoff at Essence has also been circulating. "It's completely false," a Def Jam representative said. "There's isn't a staff member by that name at Essence, nor is Ne-Yo going to be featured in the October issue of the magazine."... (MTV News, August 29) [2]

Infamous30 13:46, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

To further discuss this, it seems like its made way to radio stations too. Supposedly, Friday, September 8th, he will discuss this and more. The radio station is Q93. so look out for it.

I'm not surprised. He's pretty hot, but the way I heard it was that he's bi-courious. I'm bi, but I always neglected Shaffer, till now.

Im sorry but i know my hottie or SexyLove is not gay 4 a fact.(from neyolover)

I heard this interview on some website from Ne-Yo at this basketball match or something, and he said, "Wow, People think I'm gay. That's Hot! At least I know I'm a celebrity now"

I dont care gay or not hes still my sexy love! God MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! NeyoWifey101 —Preceding unsigned comment added by NeyoWifey101 (talkcontribs) 20:42, 24 September 2007 (UTC) all he does is talk about girls in his songs... i mean i know that dosent mean anything but look at the facts — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:10, 12 March 2012 (UTC)


Should we include this section? Someone has anonymously removed it, but i'm hesitant to replace it. Elefuntboy 01:03, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

Ne-Yo's Biography[edit]

Could someone please read a Ne-Yo Biography and re-write it into your own words so it is appropriate (And not copied) for Wikipedia? Please, In that, you can include his Music Career and Personal Life

Thanks —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mickel The Vain (talkcontribs) 23:01, 4 December 2006 (UTC).

Second Album[edit]

I heard on TV that Ne-Yo's second album is to be called "The Truth, The Way, The Problem"... Is this true? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mickel The Vain (talkcontribs) 03:58, 17 December 2006 (UTC).

I don't know. That is an interesting title as i can remember in another Ne-Yo song him mentioning something about the title. He says " I hop y'all are enjoying "The Truth, The Way, The Problem thus far". But, i think that it was a song not on his album. Possibly one from his album that was never released. Maybe thats where this information came from. I don't know :P What do you think?

Yeah, It was in the song "The Plan", but on some show, it said something about his sophomore album being titled that.

Could be, i don't know. Maybe he'll use material from his unreleased album.

Hopefully, I love the songs Can't Stop, Go To Sleep, You Ain't Gotta Go, The Plan, I Was In Love And Don't Worry Me Now. They'd be great songs for an album

Now that it's November 7th 2007 his second album is called "Becuase of You"! I have 5 copies!

Please clean up this » · 4:44:22 am, Saturday, 24 March 2007


Ne-Yo has sung a song called "Home" which was put onto "Now That's What I Call Christmas 3. I think we should add a section of all of Ne-yo's unreleased material. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

I think it's a bad idea to add information about unreleased material. If it isn't released, it's probably not notable. Further, if it isn't released, it's also difficult to verify and document. -- Mikeblas 13:50, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

I own all of Ne-Yo's unreleased tracks. I can upload them onto and have links to it Mickel The Vain 00:36, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

More Rumors[edit]

Someone should remove the last 2 paragraphs in the intro as they are unsourced rumors.

Not in touch it[edit]

Who the hell said that neyo is not in the touch ir remix. Listen to it correctly!!! Trimy67 05:22, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

he is in one of the touch it remixes but its not the official one. so pretty much its DJ made.

Evilakuma 12

REAL LOVE _____________________ 12:10, 18 August 2007 (UTC) in the section of guest appearances u forgot the song Real love by Trinity stone featuring Ne-YO


this age thing is crazy, he was born 1979 but for marketing purposes sometimes he is billed as younger, he has said his age to be 28 in several magazines but someone keeps changing it to 82 so I think that we should just omit this birth year. Baltimorecreole 20:07, 23 September 2007 (UTC)Baltimorecreole

why does it say born in 79 and 82 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:17, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

not of puerto rican origin[edit]

never claimed he has. please remove. ;)

Rica125 23:35, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

neyo is 30yrs old

New Featured Songs[edit]

Someone who can work wikitables needs to add the following:

  • Catching Feelings - Stackboyz Ft. Ne-Yo
  • What I'm 'Bout - Big Steele Ft. Ne-Yo
  • Us - ATL Ft. Ne-Yo & Ciara
  • Relax - Big Hawk Ft. Ne-Yo
  • Let Me Know - DC Yeager Ft. Ne-Yo
  • Finer Things - Cyssero Ft. Ne-Yo & Kanye West
  • Yeah! - Ashanti Ft. Ne-Yo & Chris Brown
  • Dream - Sam Scarfo Ft. Ne-Yo
  • Lovely Ladies - Chingy Ft. Ne-Yo —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mickel The Vain (talkcontribs) 06:09, 13 October 2007 (UTC) (talk) 09:52, 21 November 2007 (UTC)SQUAKY87.41.192.4 (talk) 09:52, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Ne-Yo has currently just done a song which will be featured in the film "The princess and the frog" called "Never Know I Needed" The Official song can be found on YouTube —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:04, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

not in deewangi deewangi[edit]

whoever wrote that ne-yo was in "om shanti om" has an incredible sense of humor. seriously though. . .ne-yo has never been within 1000 miles of a hindi movie in his life. someone please remove that line. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:23, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Ne-Yo pic[edit]

Pls revert this. PLS revert. Doesnt the tag across the pic mean it isnt fair use/free? That pic is from a scadalous cite also. Mahalo. (talk) 23:10, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

The picture should be deleted soon for being a copyright violation. There shouldn't be an edit war going on between a licensed picture and a copyrighted one someone's stolen off the web. If you're patient, it should sort itself out. Somno (talk) 04:53, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Religious affiliation[edit]

Ne-Yo is a convert to Islam, would someone want to add that in? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:04, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

give a source to prove this conversion and blogs to NOT COUNT (talk) 06:54, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

check this out, it's a prove of Neyo conversion —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nostalgia Q8 (talkcontribs) 13:54, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Afro Asian? NOPE![edit]

His mother is NOT Chinese. If you do a google picture search "NeYo, mom" you will see a picture of his mother and she is CLEARLY not chinese. —Preceding unsigned comment added by LoveinNeed (talkcontribs) 00:09, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

He is left-handed[edit]

Not sure if it's worth mentioning: Ne-Yo is left-handed Miss Independent, 2008-10-21, retrieved 2008-10-21  Also in Angels Cry with Mariah Carey he uses his left hand to write —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:46, 5 April 2010 (UTC) --Zybez (talk) 12:15, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

no point in using ref tags on a talk page. No one can click the link.--Crossmr (talk) 03:45, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

look at his eyes he is more than african american.....i mean really doe =) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:08, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Top 10s on Hot 100[edit]

In the current opening article about hot Ne-Yo, it says that he has amassed seven Top 10 hits. Actually, he has had eight so far (whether as lead artist or featured artist). Can somebody change is "important" information in the official article? Fun fact for a chart geek like me: five of his eight Top 10s have peaked at No. 7. (The others went to No. 1, No. 2, and No. 7.) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:06, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

And "Mad" peaked at No. 11 (Hot 100 BILLBOARD), though Wiki says it was Top Ten. as long as he is writing songs and producing good music why does it matter what hand its with? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:18, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Indonesia[edit]

please add Ne-Yo article in Wikipedia Indonesia —Preceding unsigned comment added by Oguri (talkcontribs) 03:37, 12 February 2009 (UTC)


MAKE A PAGE OR SECTION OR ANYTHING FOR PART OF THE LIST —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:24, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

==The Collection==hi

Is "The Collection" an official compilation album by Ne-Yo? It was apparently released today, September 8, 2009. I saw something online and was just wondering. Cougars2012 (talk) 03:17, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

"Chinese American" vs "Americans of Chinese descent" category[edit]

What's the difference? The Chinese American article describes such people as "Americans of Chinese descent". What are the requirements to be in "Americans of _____ descent" and "___ American"? Can anyone clarify? Andrewlp1991 (talk) 05:51, 24 December 2009 (UTC) part of the list was really a song that i could relate to that talks about the one girl that got away.....and when he catches up to her and she is engaged and is glad that she is happy, but later on that day he starts to think about the times they had and he starts to miss the things they had when they were seeing each other, and she texts him but then the song mad comes into play.. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:17, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Naked Picture Controversy[edit]

Hey why anyone put the Controversy of the picture of him naked? I mean I see in internet that is a picture of him naked reciving oral sex from a that picture real?


honestly photo shopped i dont think that the gentleman would ever be cought in such a position to get head..... it isnt that important to him je suis didson


je suis didson —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:00, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Prostitution Scandal?[edit]

According to thisNeyo isalso being hinted as being involved with the same woman as Franck Ribery and Benzema. Should it be mentioned or it is too hearsay? Caelestis Filius (talk) 18:08, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from, 4 August 2010[edit]


neyo is born in 1982. he just said so on loose women. (talk) 11:58, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Thanks, Stickee (talk) 12:13, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

Ne-Yo is Muslim[edit]

Check this out, it's a prove of Neyo conversion to Islam Nostalgia 11:24, 28 September 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nostalgia Q8 (talkcontribs)

Edit request on 28 March 2013[edit]

CHANGE Ne-Yo's R.E.D album in the song calledWhat I Do TO Ne-Yo's R.E.D. album in the song called What I Do Prisx (talk) 21:31, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

Not done: {{edit semi-protected}} is not required for edits to semi-protected, unprotected pages, or pending changes protected pages.- Happysailor (Talk) 15:14, 30 March 2013 (UTC)