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Ne-Yo: Being Away from My Kids Is the 'Hardest Thing'

Ne-Yo: Being Away from My Kids Is the 'Hardest Thing'

Originally posted 04/11/2013 05:45PM

"I just want to hug them and I can't. Thank God for Skype and FaceTime," the musician tells PEOPLE

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Filed Under: Cher Lloyd, Ne-Yo
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Tim McGraw & Ne-Yo's Halloween Treat in Nashville

Tim McGraw & Ne-Yo's Halloween Treat in Nashville

Originally posted 11/01/2012 04:05PM

No tricks, lots of treats!

Tim McGraw and The Mavericks debuted songs from their upcoming 2013 albums at a private Halloween show in Nashville on Wednesday.

During McGraw's preview of songs from Two Lanes of Freedom, he was joined by R&B crooner Ne-Yo.

"Tim and Ne-Yo aren't a new collaboration. Ne-Yo recorded 'Only Human' with the country singer for his Emotional Traffic album," a source tells PEOPLE.

The singers performed "Only Human" and "She Is" before McGraw closed the set with his new single "One of Those Nights."

"One of Those Nights" will make its television debut during Thursday's Country Music Awards on ABC.
– Kay West

Filed Under: Nashville, Ne-Yo, Tim McGraw
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The Voice Coaches Send Contestants Into Battle

The Voice

The Voice: RaeLynn, Tony Lucca Win Their Battles

Originally posted 03/06/2012 08:45AM

With the teams of 12 in place, coaches Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green faced tough decisions Monday night as The Voice's battle rounds began.

But they had help: Kelly Clarkson and Shelton's wife Miranda Lambert assisted Team Blake; Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Ne-Yo advised Team Cee Lo; Alanis Morissette and Robin Thicke helped Team Adam; and Jewel and Lionel Richie guided Team Christina.

Levine picked U2's "Beautiful Day" for Chris Cauley and former Mouseketeer Tony Lucca. Both singers were strong in battle. Cee Lo said Lucca "articulated the song a lot clearer." Blake said he'd choose Cauley because his pitch was spot on. But Levine opted for Lucca saying, "Tony, you blow me away."

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Chris Evans Plays at Playboy's Super Bowl Party | Chris Evans

Chris Evans Plays at Playboy's Super Bowl Party

Originally posted 02/06/2012 05:45AM

Chris Evans traded in his Captain America shield for a hypothetical Hugh Hefner-esque smoking jacket Friday night at the Playboy Super Bowl party in Indianapolis, where he posed with a Playmate and sipped Ciroc cocktails while taking in a performance from Ne-Yo. – Jessica Wedemeyer

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Ne-Yo to Play a Stylish Hit Man on CSI: NY

TV News

Ne-Yo to Play a Stylish Hit Man on CSI: NY

Originally posted 11/30/2010 03:00PM

He sings, he dances, he writes music – and now, Ne-Yo is going to act.

The R&B star, who had a role in Stomp the Yard 2, will appear on an episode of CSI: NY, a rep at the CBS show confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.

"Ne-Yo will be playing a professional hit man who doesn't fit the usual image of a hired killer," the rep says. "This guy carries himself with elegant style but a violent efficiency."

The episode is scheduled to air in February 2011 and there are plans to feature music from Ne-Yo's latest album, Libra Scale.

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Filed Under: TV News, CSI: NY, Ne-Yo
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Ne-Yo Is a New Father | Ne-Yo

UpdatePosted 11/13/2010 05:30PM

Ne-Yo Is a New Father

Originally posted 11/13/2010 12:40PM

R&B singer-songwriter Ne-Yo is a father – for the first time – now that his girlfriend, Monyetta Shaw, went into early labor Friday night and had a baby girl, a rep for the singer confirms to PEOPLE.

The baby's name is Madilyn Grace Smith. "I've been in love before but this feels like nothing I've ever felt," said Ne-Yo. "Like I'm in love for the first time."

The birth took place in an Atlanta hospital. The baby had been due in January.

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Filed Under: Babies, Ne-Yo
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POLL: Have a Hankerin' for a Crazy Country Match-Up?

POLL: Have a Hankerin' for a Crazy Country Match-Up?

Originally posted 08/28/2009 12:30PM

Who didn't get a kick out of Taylor Swift and T-Pain's hysterical opening sketch at this years CMT Awards? Well, it's part of a trend: Left and right country stars are pairing up with mainstream artists for what has proven to be spectacular entertainment.

"In Nashville working for a couple of days with Rascal Flatts and Carrie Underwood," Ne-Yo recently Tweeted. And earlier this month, Timbaland confessed to Radar online that he'd like to work with Swift. "I love her voice," he said, adding he'll make a collaboration happen.

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Ne-Yo Is Prepped for New Orleans Concert – And the Gumbo | Ne-Yo

Music News

Ne-Yo Is Prepped for New Orleans Concert – And the Gumbo

Originally posted 07/02/2009 07:10AM

After spending the last four months in Prague where he was shooting the upcoming Tuskegee Airmen drama Red Tails alongside actors Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr., singer-songwriter Ne-Yo is ready to let loose and head down South.

Hitting the stage at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans on Friday, Ne-Yo tells PEOPLE he's been prepping his moves. "I'm a little rusty right now; I can admit that! ... But it will not show by the time ya'll see me at Essence! Don't worry!" he assures his fans. Also on the Essence bill: Beyoncé, John Legend and Maxwell.

  The star, who recently started rehearsals for his month-long European tour, added: "I've been off the radar while I was shooting [the film], but I'm getting my tour legs back. Performing music is in my blood. It's not like I’ll ever forget how to do it, but anything that you stop doing for a long enough period of time, you get a little rusty."

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Music News

Ne-Yo Debuts His New Video

Originally posted 04/20/2009 11:35AM

In his brand new music video, "Part of the List," Ne-Yo gets trapped in a love triangle – and PEOPLE has the exclusive first look!

Ne-Yo describes "Part of the List" as a prequel to his last music video for "Mad," which began with the R&B singer receiving a provocative e-mail that causes a lover's spat.

In the new video, which was filmed in Prague, Ne-Yo and an ex-girlfriend reconnect by chance at a record store in the Czech Republic city, where he is vacationing with his current girlfriend. "Old sparks begin to fly," he says. "We wind up having a little rendezvous."

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Filed Under: Music News, Ne-Yo

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