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Ne-Yo Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Ne-Yo worth? 
$16 million


How did Ne-Yo earn his money and wealth?


Ne-Yo was born in Camden, Arkansas, U.S. on October 18, 1979. Known publically as Ne-Yo, his original name is Shaffer Chimere Smith. He is a singer, songwriter, record producer, professional dancer, and acting professional. Ne-Yo obtained popularity for his songwriting capabilities when he composed his 2004 hit “Let Me Love You” for musician Mario. The single’s effective launch persuaded a casual conference between Ne-Yo and Def Jam’s label head, and they decided upon a document agreement for the recording. Ne-Yo’s first record was “In My Own Words”, launched in 2006. The record was extremely popular, attaining number one on the Billboard 200. It is qualified as platinum in U.S, U.K., Japan and Australia. Ne-Yo’s first individual album “Stay” was published in September 2005. The music was an achievement on the R&B charts, but did not graph on the Billboard Hot 100. His second individual, “So Sick” was first launched in November 2005.


In the year 2006, “When you’re Mad” and “Sexy Love” were launched which had him attain numbers 15 and number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. In April 2007, Ne-Yo launched his second studio album, “Because of You”, and was the second variety one platinum-selling debut came out on the US Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The record won a “Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album” at the 2008 Grammy Awards. Ne-Yo’s third studio album, Year of the Gentleman, was published worldwide in August 2008.


The record was selected for Best Contemporary R&B Album and Album of the Year at the 2009 Grammy Awards, “Closer” for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and “Miss Independent for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song.  “Year of the Gentleman” has sold 2 million copies and has been qualified platinum twice in the US. It has qualified platinum thrice in the UK and once in Japan. The third individual album, “Mad,” actually peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100.


Ne-Yo’s 4th studio album, Libra Scale was published in November 2010. Libra Scale achieved number one in the UK R&B Singles and Albums Charts, number 9 on the US Billboard 200 but it marketed less than the first few albums. Three individual were launched from the record, UK number-one hit “Beautiful Monster”, as well the R&B singles “Champagne Life” and “One in a Million”. Ne-Yo launched his fifth record, R.E.D. in November 2012.


Thereafter, he came up with his popular lead “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)”, which was launched in July 2012, qualified platinum, and marketed over two million copies. Ne-Yo launched his 6th record “Non-Fiction” in January 2015. His future 7th record, eligible “Good Man”, was predicted to launch sometime in 2017, with “Another Love Song” launched in May 2017 as the album’s first individual album.


What are the most popular albums of Ne-Yo?


1.    In My Own Words (2006)
2.    Because of You (2007)
3.    Year of the Gentleman (2008)
4.    Libra Scale (2010)
5.    R.E.D. (2012)
6.    Non-Fiction (2015)
7.    Good Man (2018)

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