|Net Worth:||$16 million|
|Real Name:||Shaffer Chimere Smith|
|Born:||October 18, 1979|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional songwriter/singer|
Shaffer Chimere Smith, also known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and dancer. He was born in Camden, Arkansas.
He gained publicity for his songwriting skills when he wrote the hit single “Let Me Love You” in 2004 for singer Mario. In 2006, he released his first studio album, “In My Own Words.” This album was a success, reaching number one on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. It was certified platinum in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia. This album spawned the single; “So Sick,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States.
Ne-Yo Albums And Songs Highlights
Currently, Ne-Yo has released eight studio albums: In My Own Words (2006), Because of You (2007), Year of the Gentleman (2008), Libra Scale (2010), R.E.D. (2012), Non-Fiction (2015), Good Man (2018) and Another Kind of Christmas (2019); which was his first holiday album.
His third studio album, “year of the gentleman,” has been certified platinum twice in the U.S., three times in the U.K., and once in Japan. This album sold over two million copies.
He has also written a lot of hit songs for several artists in the music industry. He is currently a judge on the reality competition series; “World of Dance.”
1. He has won 3 Grammy awards.
2. Two B.E.T. awards for Best Male R&B Artist (2007 and 2009)
3. 2 MOBO awards for Best Song (title; “Because of You”) and best R&B (2007).
4. 2 MTV Video Music Awards Japan (2007 and 2008)
5. 2 Soul Train Music Awards.
Ne-Yo’s Net Worth
As of 2020, Ne-Yo’s net worth is roughly 16 million dollars. His estimated earnings are from his album, film appearances, and as an acting judge for the reality TV show World of Dance