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Ne-Yo 1,644

AKA: Shaffer Smith
@Neyo

About Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo is a singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor who first gained notoriety when he wrote 2004’s hit “Let Me Love You” for singer, Mario.

Ne-Yo (who was born Shaffer C. Smith) got his stage name from collaborator and producer, Big D Evans, who claimed that Ne-Yo “sees music as Neo sees the matrix.”

In addition to six studio albums, Ne-Yo has co-written with Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel S. Eriksen of the Norwegian production team, Stargate. His hits include Beyoncé Knowles' Irreplaceable and Rihanna’s Take a Bow.

Most recently he appeared on the ‘The Mindy Project,’ playing Marcus, a friend of Mindy’s love interest, Casey.