Photo  Ne-Yo


Given NameShaffer Chimere Smith
AliasesBoy Wonder
Date of BirthOct 18, 1982 - Age 38
HometownLas Vegas, Nevada
LabelCompound, Motown, Def Jam

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  • Ne-Yo’s stage name was given to him by friend and producer Big D Evans who claims Ne-Yo sees music similarly to how Neo from “The Matrix” movies can decipher the matrix.
  • His ethnicity is a mix of African-American and Chinese. His grandfather on his mother’s side is Chinese.
  • He studies martial arts.
  • Ne-Yo’s previous stage name was Go-Go.
  • In 2000, he was part of an R&B group called Envy.
  • He owns a recording studio in Atlanta called Carrington House.
  • He was arrested in 2008 for reckless driving in his Range Rover without a valid license. He received a lenient sentence of 24 hours of community service.