List of awards and nominations received by Ne-Yo

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Ne-Yo is African American and Chinese American.[1] While a teenager, Ne-Yo wrote lyrics for other artists, such as Youngstown and Mario, for whom he wrote "Let Me Love You". The song became "one of the most-played songs on urban radio stations across the U.S."[2] Ne-Yo has released four studio albums: In My Own Words (2006), Because of You (2007), Year of the Gentleman (2008), and Libra Scale (2010). His debut album, In My Own Words, was released in early 2006 through Def Jam Recordings, and debuted at number one on Billboard 200. More than 301,000 copies were sold in the first week, and the album was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America after more than two million copies were sold in the United States and four million worldwide.[3] His second album, Because of You, was released on May 1, 2007, and its first single was "Because of You".

Ne-Yo has received several nominations at the Grammy Awards during his career; among these are Best Contemporary R&B Album for In My Own Words, Because of You and Year of the Gentleman, Album of the Year for Year of the Gentleman, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "So Sick", "Because of You" and "Miss Independent", Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Closer", Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group for "Hate That I Love You" and Best R&B Song for "Hate That I Love You" and "Miss Independent". The MTV Video Music Awards has nominated Ne-Yo once, in 2008 for Best Dancing in a Video for "Closer". Ne-Yo has also received one award from six nominations at the BET Awards. Overall, Ne-Yo has received 8 awards from 31 nominations.

Recently, Ne-Yo was honored with four awards at the 2009 ASCAP "Rhythm & Soul Awards." Ne-Yo took home awards for "Closer", "Take a Bow", "Miss Independent", and “Bust it Baby II.”[4]

American Music Awards[edit]

The American Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony created by Dick Clark in 1973. Ne-Yo has received two nominations.[5][6]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2006 Ne-Yo Favorite R&B/Soul Male Artist Nominated
2007 Ne-Yo Favorite R&B/Soul Male Artist Nominated

BET Awards[edit]

The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television (BET) network. Ne-Yo has received two awards from seven nominations.[5][7]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2006 Ne-Yo Best New Artist Nominated
Best Male R&B Artist Nominated
"So Sick" Viewer's Choice Nominated
2007 "Because of You" Viewer's Choice Nominated
Ne-Yo Best Male R&B Artist Won
2008 Ne-Yo Best Male R&B Artist Nominated
2009 Ne-Yo Best Male R&B Artist Won

BET Hip Hop Awards[edit]

The BET Hip Hop Awards is an annual awards show hosted by BET. Ne-Yo has received four nominations.[5][8]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2007 "Make Me Better" (with Fabolous) Best Hip-Hop Collabo Nominated
2008 "Bust It Baby Pt. 2" Ringtone of the Year Nominated
People's Champ Award Nominated
Best Collaboration Nominated

Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards[edit]

The Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards is sponsored by Billboard magazine, is one of several United States music awards shows (among the others are the Grammy Awards and the American Music Awards).[5]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2006 Ne-Yo Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist Nominated

MOBO Awards[edit]

The MOBO Awards is an awards ceremony established in 1995 by Kanya King. Ne-Yo has received two awards from seven nominations.[5][9]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2006 "So Sick" Best Song Nominated
Ne-Yo Best International Male Nominated
Best R&B Act Nominated
2007 "Because of You" Best Song Won
Ne-Yo Best R&B Won
2008 Ne-Yo Best R&B/Soul Nominated
Best International Act Nominated
2010 Ne-Yo Best International Act Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Video Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 1984 by MTV. Ne-Yo has received four nominations.[5][10]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2008 "Closer" Best Dancing in a Video Nominated
Best Editing Nominated
2009 "Miss Independent" Best Male Video Nominated
2011 "Give Me Everything" Best Collaboration Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards Japan[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2007 "So Sick" Best New Artist Video Won
Best R&B Video Nominated
2008 Because of You Album of the Year Nominated
"Because of You" Best Male Video Won
Best Karaokee Song Nominated
2009 Year of the Gentleman Album of the Year Nominated
"Closer" Best Male Video Nominated
"Miss Independent" Best R&B Video Nominated
2011 "Champagne Life" Best R&B Video Nominated

People's Choice Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 Ne-Yo Favorite R&B Artist Nominated

Soul Train Music Awards[edit]

The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual awards show that honors black musicians and entertainers. Ne-Yo has received one award from five nominations.[5]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2007 Ne-Yo Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist Won
"Sexy Love" Best R&B/Soul Male Single Nominated
2009 "Knock You Down" Record of the Year Nominated
Best Collaboration Won
Year of the Gentleman Album of the Year Nominated

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Ne-Yo has won three awards from 13 nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2007 "So Sick" Best Male R&B Vocal Performance Nominated
In My Own Words Best Contemporary R&B Album Nominated
2008 "Because of You" Best Male R&B Vocal Performance Nominated
"Hate That I Love You" (with Rihanna) Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Nominated
Best R&B Song Nominated
Because of You Best Contemporary R&B Album Won
2009 Year of the Gentleman Album of the Year Nominated
Best Contemporary R&B Album Nominated
"Closer" Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
"Miss Independent" Best Male R&B Vocal Performance Won
Best R&B Song Won
"Spotlight" Nominated
2010 "Knock You Down" (with Keri Hilson and Kanye West) Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Nominated
2013 "Let's Go" (with Calvin Harris) Best Dance Recording Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ne-Yo: Grammy-winning singer to perform at Halenbeck Hall". St. Cloud State University. 2008-09-25. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Artist Biography - Ne-Yo". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  3. ^ "Ne-Yo's 'So Sick' tops Billboard singles charts". UPI News Service. 2006-03-09. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  4. ^ "22nd Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards". Ascap.com. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Ne-Yo". Rock on the Net. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  6. ^ "2007 American Music Awards Nominees and Winners". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  7. ^ "2008 BET Awards winners and nominees". Los Angeles Times. 2008-06-24. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  8. ^ Hobbs, Linda (2008-09-15). "Nominees For 2008 BET Awards Announced". Vibe. Archived from the original on September 24, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  9. ^ "The MOBO Awards 2008". BBC. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  10. ^ "Best Dancing in a Video". MTV. Retrieved 2008-10-20.