• Singer

    October 18, 1979


    Camden, Arkansas, U.S


    44 Years Old



    Other Information

    Occupation singer, songwriter, actor, dancer, and television judge
    Other Name Shaffer Chimere Smith
    Years Active 1998–present
    Nationality American
    Citizenship United States
    Residence Camden, Arkansas and Las Vegas
    Education Las Vegas Academy
    Height 1.73 m
    Weight 74 kg
    Children 5
    Origin Las Vegas, ‎Nevada‎, U.S‎
    Genres R&B/Soul
    Parents Loraine Smith (mother)
    Religion Christianity


    American singer, songwriter, actor, dancer, and television judge Shaffer Chimere Smith has gained popularity as Ne-Yo. He has a large fanbase profile on social media platforms. More than 3.6 million people follow him on Instagram. His familiarity also rose including, Facebook, Twitter & other social sites.

    Before Fame

    Smith joined an R&B group called Envy, who appeared during the amateur night on Showtime at the Apollo and on the short-lived MTV series The Cut.


    He released his debut solo single, “Stay”, in 2005. His debut studio album, In My Own Words (2006), successfully reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. The album contains a hit single, “So Sick”, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. Later, Smith launched his second album, Because of You in 2007 and received Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album. He also introduced many hit albums like Libra Scale (2010), R.E.D. (2012), Good Man(2018).

    Family Life

    Ne-Yo was born on October 18, 1979, in Camden, Arkansas, the U.S. He grew up with his African American parents. After separating from his parents, he was raised by his mother and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2016, he married Crystal Renay. This couple has 5 children.

    Associated with

    American singer Justin Bieber rose his early fame with the performance of Ne-Yo‘s.


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