Who is Ne-Yo? Wiki, Age, Height, Net Worth, Wife, Kids


Ne-Yo is a well-known American singer who is also a record producer, songwriter, actor, and dancer. ‘In My Own Words,’ ‘Because of You,’ ‘Year of the Gentleman,’ ‘Libra Scale,’ ‘R.E.D.,’ ‘Non-Fiction,’ and ‘Good Man’ are among his best albums.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name:Ne-Yo
Real Name/Full Name:Shaffer Chimere Smith
Age:45 years old
Birth Date:18 October 1979
Birth Place:Camden, Arkansas, United States
Height:1.73 m
Weight:74 kg
Sexual Orientation:Straight
Marital Status:Married
Wife/Spouse (Name):Crystal Renay (m. 2016)
Children:Yes (Madilyn Grace Smith, Mason Evan Smith, Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr., Roman Alexander-Raj Smith)
Profession:American singer-songwriter
Net Worth:$20 million

Ne-Yo Biography

Ne-Yo was born Shaffer Chimere Smith on October 18, 1979, in Camden, Arkansas. His parents were both musicians. His mother, who was his sole guardian after his father left, inspired him greatly. Envy was his first R&B group. Big D Evans, the producer, gave him the nickname Ne-Yo.

 Ne-Yo Age, Height, Weight

Ne-Yo was born on October 18, 1979, and will be 45 years old in 2024. His height is 1.73 meters and his weight is 74 kilograms.

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His first band, Envy, was short-lived and disbanded in the year 2000. He then signed a deal with Columbia Records. He rose to prominence with his song “The Girl.” Now, Ne-Yo is regarded as one of America’s most gifted songwriters. He has written songs for many well-known artists, including B2K, Teedra Moses, Christina Milian, and Faith Evans.

His debut album, ‘In My Own Words,’ was a huge success, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200. His next album, ‘Because of You,’ received rave reviews from both fans and critics. Later in his career, he wrote songs for other well-known artists such as Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Mario Vasquez, and Beyonce Knowles. ‘Year of the Gentleman,’ ‘Libra Scale,’ ‘R.E.D.,’ ‘Non-Fiction,’ and ‘Good Man’ are some of his other well-known albums.

Ne-Yo Achievements and Awards

For this talented singer, awards are easy to come by. In 2007, he won a Soul Train Music Award for Best New Artist. He won the BET Award for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist the same year, and he won it again in 2009. He won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album in 2008.

Other than the BET Award for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, he received several other awards in 2009, including the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, and the Soul Train Music Award for Best Collaboration. Aside from that, he received a Billboard Music Award for Top Radio Song in 2012.

Ne-Net Yo’s Worth in 2024

Neo amassed a substantial fortune during his career. His earnings from his album In My Own Words are estimated to be $1,858,000, and his earnings from his album Because of You are estimated to be $1,760,000. He earned $3,236,000 from his album Year of the Gentleman the following year, and $100,000 from his compilation album Ne-Yo: The Collection the following year. His condo in Atlanta’s new Gallery Residences is worth 1,155,000 dollars.

He earned $690,000 from the sale of his album Libra Scale and $324,000 from the sale of another album, R.E.D. He earned $108,601.01 from the album Non-Fiction. His Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid is worth $67,700,000.

Ne-Yo Wife, Marriage

Ne-Yo married his girlfriend, Moneta Shaw, the mother of his two children, Mason Evan and Madilyn Smith. He later married Crystal Penny and had a son named Prince Shaffier Chimere Jr.