Shay Haley

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Shay Haley
N.E.R.D @ Pori Jazz 2010 - Shay Haley 2.jpg
Shae performing with N.E.R.D in Pori Jazz 2010.
Background information
Birth nameSheldon Haley
Also known asShay, Shae, Shade
OriginPortsmouth, Virginia, U.S.
Years active1994–present
Associated acts

Sheldon Haley (born December 18, 1975), better known as Shae, Shay or Shade, is an American musician. He is a member of the funk rock band, N*E*R*D, alongside Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, supplying the production. His role in the band is often questioned, but in a recent interview, Pharrell stated that Shae is the root of the band. Pharrell also stated that Shae keeps everyone grounded and together.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Haley appears to keep away from the spotlight, compared to his band mates, Williams, and, to a lesser extent, Hugo, who are both members of the production duo The Neptunes. During an interview by The Source Magazine, Haley stated that this is all intentional as he does not wish to pay the price of fame, such as being mobbed by masses of fans or having to hire a bodyguard.

In November 2010 he married Jackie Garcia, the former girlfriend of slain NFL Safety Sean Taylor[2][3][4][5] and niece of actor Andy Garcia.


  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Biography: N.E.R.D." Allmusic. Retrieved 30 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Girlfriend of Slain NFL Player Marries a N.E.R.D." EURweb. 2010-11-15. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
  3. ^ "Murdered NFL Baller's Ex-Fiancee Marries N*E*R*D Band Member!". Bossip. 2010-11-15. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
  4. ^ "Unofficial Site About N.E.R.D.: movie from Shae and Jackie Garcia's wedding". 2011-04-05. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
  5. ^ "N.E.R.D.'s Shae Haley Gets Married". 2010-11-15. Retrieved 2014-02-19.

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