Shaffer Chimere Smith, better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor and dancer.
He gained fame for his songwriting abilities when he penned his 2004 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.
- Full name: Shaffer Chimere Smith
- Born: 18 October 1979, Camden, Arkansas, United States
- Profession: American singer, songwriter
- Spouse: Crystal Renay (m. 2016)
- Children: Roman Alexander-Raj Smith, Madilyn Grace Smith, Mason Evan Smith, Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr.
- Movies and TV shows: Stomp the Yard