Born: Shaffer Smith in Camden, AR, USA - Attended Las Vegas Academy of Int'l Studies, Performing & Visual Arts.
His stage name comes from a friend who describes him as seeing music the way Neo saw The Matrix
Shaffer Chimere Smith (born October 18, 1979) better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is a Grammy Award winning American R&B recording artist, record producer, dancer and actor. Beginning his career as a songwriter, Ne-Yo penned the hit "Let Me Love You" for singer Mario. The single's successful release in the United States prompted an informal meeting between Ne-Yo and Def Jam's label head, and the signing of a recording contract.Continue reading at Wikipedia...
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