"Fear is a healthy part of success."

  • Born Oct. 18, 1979, in Camden, Ark.
  • Ne-Yo cemented his move from top songwriter to performer with "So Sick," his second single. The song was a Top 10 hit in several countries, and went to No. 1 in the United States. His debut album, In My Own Words, also reached No. 1.
  • Ne-Yo won his first career GRAMMY for 2007 for Best Contemporary R&B Album for Because Of You. He performed as part of a tribute to the Four Tops with Duke Fakir, Smokey Robinson and Jamie Foxx at the 51st GRAMMY Awards in 2009, his GRAMMY stage debut.
  • Ne-Yo produced three No. 1 albums in fewer than five years.
  • Ne-Yo has participated in GRAMMY Career Day in 2009, GRAMMY SoundChecks and the GRAMMY Foundation's Up Close & Personal educational programs. He also performed at the first GRAMMY Park concert in Brooklyn, N.Y. 
  • From 2007–2017, the singer's Compound Foundation worked to increase awareness about children on welfare. In 2016, Ne-Yo auctioned off sneakers from his personal collection to raise money to benefit the foundation.

 

Ne-Yo

"Fear is a healthy part of success."

  • Born Oct. 18, 1979, in Camden, Ark.
  • Ne-Yo cemented his move from top songwriter to performer with "So Sick," his second single. The song was a Top 10 hit in several countries, and went to No. 1 in the United States. His debut album, In My Own Words, also reached No. 1.
  • Ne-Yo won his first career GRAMMY for 2007 for Best Contemporary R&B Album for Because Of You. He performed as part of a tribute to the Four Tops with Duke Fakir, Smokey Robinson and Jamie Foxx at the 51st GRAMMY Awards in 2009, his GRAMMY stage debut.
  • Ne-Yo produced three No. 1 albums in fewer than five years.
  • Ne-Yo has participated in GRAMMY Career Day in 2009, GRAMMY SoundChecks and the GRAMMY Foundation's Up Close & Personal educational programs. He also performed at the first GRAMMY Park concert in Brooklyn, N.Y. 
  • From 2007–2017, the singer's Compound Foundation worked to increase awareness about children on welfare. In 2016, Ne-Yo auctioned off sneakers from his personal collection to raise money to benefit the foundation.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Ne-Yo

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Nominations
Best Dance Recording
Let's Go
 
Nominations
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Knock You Down
 
Wins
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Miss Independent
Best R&B Song
Miss Independent
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Year Of The Gentleman
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Closer
Best R&B Song
Spotlight
Best Contemporary R&B Album
Year Of The Gentleman
 
Wins
Best Contemporary R&B Album
Because Of You
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Irreplaceable
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Because Of You
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Hate That I Love You
Best R&B Song
Hate That I Love You
 
Nominations
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
So Sick
Best Contemporary R&B Album
In My Own Words