"Stay" is the debut single by American singer and songwriter Ne-Yo, from his debut studio album In My Own Words (2006). It was written by Ne-Yo, Ron "Neff-U" Feemster, Ray Blaylock, Solomon Ridge Jr., and rapper Peedi Peedi, who is also featured on the song. Production on "Stay" was overseen Feemster. The song incorporates an interpolation of American musical group DeBarge's "Stay with Me" (1983). Due to the inclusion of the sample, writers Mark DeBarge, and Etterlene Jordan are also credited as songwriters.
The video for "Stay", directed by Jessy Terrero, premiered on the BET and VH1 networks in September 2005, and on MTV's TRL in November 2005. The single failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was released in the US, however, the song proved to be a success on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, peaking at number 36, Ne-Yo's first single to do so as a solo artist. "Stay" also reached the top ten of the Finnish Singles Chart.