Famous American singer Ne-Yo is also famous for his skills as a record producer, songwriter, actor, and dancer. Some of his best albums are ‘In My Own Words’, ‘Because of You’, ‘Year of the Gentleman’, ‘Libra Scale’, ‘R.E.D.’, ‘Non-Fiction,’ and ‘Good Man.’ Let’s find out more about how much is Ne-Yo’s net worth in 2018.
Ne-Yo Early Life
Ne-Yo was born on 18th October 1979 in Camden, Arkansas with the name Shaffer Chimere Smith. Both of his parents were musicians. His mother who was his only guardian as she separated from his father, motivated him a lot. His first R&B group was Envy. Producer Big D Evans gave him his nickname Ne-Yo.
His first band Envy did not last long and was disbanded in the year 2000. Then he signed a contract with Columbia Records. He first came into limelight with his song ‘The Girl.’ Now Ne-Yo is known as one of the most talented songwriters in America. He wrote songs for many famous artists like B2K, Teedra Moses, Christina Milian, and Faith Evans.
His debut album ‘In My Own Words’ was a big success, and it ranked no. 1 on Billboard 200. Again his next album ‘Because of You’ got huge appreciation among the fans and critics. Later he wrote songs for some other famous artists like Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Mario Vasquez, and Beyonce Knowles. Some of his other famous albums are ‘Year of the Gentleman,’ ‘Libra Scale,’ ‘R.E.D.,’ ‘Non-Fiction,’ and ‘Good Man.’
Awards & Achievements
Awards are not very tough to come for this talented singer. He received Soul Train Music Award for Best New Artist in the year 2007. In the same year, he got BET Award for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist which he later got again in 2009. In 2008, he got the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album.
2009 was the best year for him as other than BET Award for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, he got some other awards too like Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, and Soul Train Music Award for Best Collaboration. Other than this, he got Billboard Music Award for Top Radio Song in the year 2012.
Net Worth of Ne-Yo
Neo earned a lot of wealth in his career. His estimated earnings from his album In My Own Words is $1,858,000 and from his album Because of You is $1,760,000. The very next year, he earned $3,236,000 from his album Year of the Gentleman and $100,000 from his compilation album Ne-Yo: The Collection. The value of his condo in the new Gallery Residences in Atlanta is $1,155,000.
He got $690,000 as earning from his album Libra Scale and $324,000 from the sale of another album R.E.D. The album Non-Fiction saw him earn $108,601. The value of his car Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid is $67,700,000. Right now the estimated net worth of Ne-Yo is around $16 million.
Ne-Yo got engaged with his girlfriend Moneta Shaw, who is the mother of his two children named Mason Evan and Madilyn Smith. Later, he was engaged with Crystal Penny and has a son with her named Prince Shaffier Chimere Jr.