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Birthday 18 October, 1982
Birthplace Camden, Arkansas, USA
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Libra
Nationality American
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame R&B singer, In My Own Words
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Shaffer Chimere Smith (born October 18, 1982), known professionally as Ne-Yo (NEE-yoh), is an American singer, songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. Regarded as a leading figure of 2000s R&B music, he is the recipient of numerous accolades including three Grammy Awards. He gained recognition for his songwriting abilities following the success of his first major credit, Mario's 2004 single "Let Me Love You". Its release prompted a meeting between Ne-Yo and Def Jam's then-president Jay-Z, resulting in a contract in which he released four successful studio albums and numerous hit songs for the label.

Shaffer Chimere Smith was born on October 18, 1982 in Camden, Arkansas, USA.

He is known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is a singer, music producer, actor, dancer and American lyricist of R'n'B and pop.

His father is African-American and his mother is African American and Chinese, both were musicians. From an early age, he was raised alone by his mother after being separated from his father. In hopes of a better life, they moved to Las Vegas Nevada.

Deciding since his early years to become a star of the song, the young Shaffer is passionate about the idols of the time, from Whitney Houston to Michael Jackson and develops an important musical culture, both singing and composition and writing. From club performances to more and more important concerts, the young man attracts the attention of Def Jam, one of the most active labels in the field of hip-pop and R & B music.

Ne-Yo first married at age 19 but filed for divorce soon after. He had a short relationship with Jesse White, who gave birth to a boy named Chimere (Ne-Yo's middle name) and whom he turns out to be not the biological father. He also had a relationship with his dancer Tenile Jiminez until 2009.

Today, he is in a relationship with Monyetta Shaw (aka Moe), an American actress. In July 2010, Ne-Yo announces that he is expecting his first child at 30 years old. His daughter, Madilyn Grace Smith, was born on November 12, 2010 in Atlanta. In September 2011, Ne-Yo announces that he will be father for the second time. This birth will be followed by a marriage with the mother of her children, Monyetta Shaw.

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