Ne-Yo stopped by Billy Bush’s radio studio to discuss his new single ‘Champagne Life’, his tour, whether he’d produce a Broadway play and being a bit unimpressed with music he’s been seeing lately. “I love Eminem’s new album, but I am a little bit unimpressed with the state of music right now,” Ne-Yo explained. “I mean, the whole concept of bandwagon has been a part of the music industry from the beginning of time. Somebody steps out on a ledge and takes a chance at something and they’re successful at it, and everybody follows suit for a little while. I get that. Totally undertand that. I won’t say I was the first person to bring that UK sound over here. I was not the first person, I was one of the first to do it successfully, and after the fact you get 27 other people to do the same thing. I get it, but at the same time it does nothing for music, it does nothing for radio, turn on the radio and every song sounds the same… It gets boring for me, so I know that for the consumer, it gets boring for you.” Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Ne-Yo visited KIIS FM in Los Angeles to talk with JoJo about his new album ‘Libra Scale’, in stores September 20th. The R&B star talked about Katy Perry’s nice posterior, being impressed with Diddy in ‘Get Him to the Greek’, not knowing the gender of the baby he’ll be having with girlfriend Monyetta Shaw yet, his Twitter account, his web sites, putting together his tour and hopes to go everywhere, sleeping in his Atlanta bed “maybe 20 times in 3 years.” JoJo ended with a request to take a big step in their relationship and touch Ne-Yo’s head, eventually agreeing to maybe broach the subject next time he’s in the studio.
The 3-part video at YouTube has since been removed.
Ne-Yo talked with Grimmy of T4 the other day. The R&B singer-songwriter and producer talked about what he’s been up to during his downtime, how he’s not in competition with some of the other producer/singers in the game like Taio Cruz or Jason Derulo, the message behind his new single ‘Beautiful Monster’, how the videos for his album tie into each other, branching off into acting, who’s next in his songwriting pipeline, and why he didn’t sue Justin Bieber.
The interview via YouTube has since been removed.
Ne-Yo is out with the music video to his new single ‘Champagne Life’, off the Los Angeles R&B singer’s upcoming album ‘Libra Scale’, out September 20th via Def Jam. Watch the Ne-Yo and Wayne Isham directed video via Vevo below.
Ne-Yo was on hand for the 23rd annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards on June 25 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on Friday (June 25), where the artist took home Songwriter of the Year in a tie with The-Dream and his producing/writing partner Tricky Stewart. Ne-Yo was honored for ‘Mad’, ‘Miss Independent’ and ‘She Got Her Own’, all from his platinum-selling album ‘Year of the Gentleman’, in addition to three songs that he penned for other artists – ‘Epiphany (I’m Leaving)’ by Chrisette Michelle, ‘Knock You Down’ by Kerri Hilson featuring Kanye West and Ne-Yo, and ‘Spotlight’ by Jennifer Hudson. Check out additional pictures of Ne-Yo, including a pose with Jimmy Jam, below the cut. (more…)
Ne-Yo was spotted outside the CNN building in Hollywood the other evening after taking part in a Gulf oil spill relief telethon on ‘Larry King Live’. The singer was repeatedly peppered with questions by the paparazzi as he signed autographs, including one who asked what he thought President Obama should do to help those impacted by the disaster. “I honestly have no idea,” he said. “I make music. But we’re gonna figure something out.” Watch Hollywood.tv footage below.
Ne-Yo is out with the video to his new single ‘Never Knew I Needed’, featured in Disney’s Animated Picture and Soundtrack ‘The Princess and the Frog’. Watch it via YouTube below.
Ne-Yo is sounding off on the critics after his concert in Manchester on Thursday night, where the singer was forced to cancel a concert midway through due to illness and a shot voice. The R&B singer songwriter tells readers at globalgrind.com:
THIS IS MY LIFE!! Not much else matters to me, honestly. My music, my family and the people that appreciate my music…..the fans. THAT’S ABOUT IT!! I’ve never had to stop a show, never dreamed I’d ever have to. So when I had to walk out on that stage and tell 12,000 of the people responsible for making me who I am that I could not perform for them, it literally broke my heart. I cried harder than I have in a very long time with no shame whatsoever.
Watch the singer’s tearful message to the audience below.
Ne-Yo spoke with the media in Los Angeles before hopping in an awaiting SUV, commenting on the death of Michael Jackson. Asked about Jackson’s role in his career, Ne-Yo responded, “Michael Jackson is half the reason I’m even here. If not for Michael and what he did, I wouldn’t be standing here in front of you guys right now. I think I speak for all R&B and pop music when I say that.” Watch the comments via Hollywood.tv below.
Kelly Rowland and David Guetta revealed how Ne-Yo left them in shock with his speedy work in the studio in an interview with ITN. “He wrote the song in eight minutes,” the former Destiny’s Child star said, referring to their new single ‘When Love Takes Over’. “That’s the fastest I’ve ever seen a song written.” Watch the comments via YouTube below.