Shaffer Chimere Smith is his real name, and he was born on October 18, 1979. Smith grew up in Camden, where both of his parents worked in the music industry. He was instantly drawn to music. After Smith’s father left the family, his mother took care of him for most of his childhood. When he was young, his mother moved him to Las Vegas so she could find a better job.
Ne-Yo Personal Life
Jessica White, who was dating Ne-Yo at the time, had a boy in 2005, but it turned out that the baby’s father was not Ne-Yo. In 2010, he had his first child with his girlfriend, Monyetta Shaw. Before he started going out with Crystal Renay Williams, he had another child with Shaw. The couple got married in 2016, and they had two kids together. In 2020, they said they were breaking up. Ne-Yo started eating vegan in 2017, and he later said that it helped him lose a lot of weight and get rid of his tendinitis.
Smith took the stage name GoGo when he went to the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. This was an arts-focused high school, so Smith had to go through an audition process to get in. He joined an R&B group called Envy while he was in high school. The group had a lot of success and was on TV more than once. The Envy broke up in the year 2000, after making a memorable appearance on MTV.
After Smith graduated, he focused on writing songs. Soon, he was well-known in the music business for how well he could write songs. People started calling him “Ne-Yo” because “he sees songwriting like Neo sees the matrix.”
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Ne-Yo was first signed by Columbia, but they soon let him go. By 2003, Ne-Yo had already recorded and ready to go all the songs that would be on his first album. His big break came when singer Marques Houston heard the lead single “That Girl” and helped Ne-Yo re-record it. Then, “That Girl” was on Houston’s first album, MH. When people found out that Ne-Yo wrote the song, they saw that he was one of the best songwriters in the business.
A lot of different musicians all of a sudden wanted to work with Ne-Yo. Ne-Yo worked with well-known artists like Teedra Moses, Christina Milan, Youngstown, B2K, Faith Evans, and many more over the next couple of years. Ne-most Yo’s important job as a songwriter was writing “Let Me Love You” for Mario in 2004. The song went to the top of the charts, making Ne-Yo one of the most in-demand songwriters in the business. Jay-Z gave Ne-Yo a new deal after seeing him perform because of how well the song did.
What Is Ne-Yo’s Net Worth?
Ne-Yo is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, and record producer with a net worth of $9 million. He got his start in the music business because he was good at writing songs. Ne-Yo went on to have a very successful career as a solo artist. Ne-Yo has tried out other things besides music, like acting and reality TV.