By Joanna Ricco
Ne-Yo is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and actor who broke into the music industry penning songs for other artists. After having written numerous hits for R&B and pop stars, he emerged as a solo singing talent to be reckoned with.
Ne-Yo was born Shaffer Chimere Smith on October 18, 1979 in Camden, Arkansas to an African American father and a mother of mixed African American and Chinese heritage. After separating from his father, Ne-Yo’s mother moved with her young son to Las Vegas, Nevada where she believed they could... Read More