November 13, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Ne-Yo knows that dance and electronic music dominate the charts and radio, but he believes that some of the lyrics are weak. "There's dance songs out there with four words in the whole song, and it don't ever matter," he said. "Because it's not about what the words are, it's about the music, the ups and downs in the music . . . and then it explodes - that's what that genre of music is about. " But when he approached that sound on his fifth album, "R.E.D.," the 33-year-old Grammy winner said he took the time to craft lyrics that have meaning.
May 3, 2007 |
When the phone rings for R&B star Ne-Yo, it's probably a woman on the line. That's hardly odd for a teen idol. But in Ne-Yo's case, it's not necessarily a fan hoping for some personal attention. It's just as likely to be a diva looking for a song. In the last few months, 24-year-old Ne-Yo has become the go-to writer for top female singers in search of a hit. Ever since he co-wrote the unstoppable No. 1 smash for Beyonce "Irreplaceable," (her biggest single ever), Ne-Yo has been speed-dialed by women like Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, the Pussycat Dolls' Nicole Scherzinger, and Jennifer Hudson (who appears on his new CD, "Because of You," out this week)
November 7, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Russell Brand; Dave Attell; Cat Power. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Journalist Brian Williams; Ne-Yo performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Daniel Craig; Dave Salmoni; Diamond Rings performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:30 a.m., 6ABC) - Actress Hayden Panettiere.
September 4, 2010 |
Saved by a reality show!? Dancing With the Stars may have saved Jennifer Grey 's life! The Dirty Dancing star , who is featured in the new season, tells E!Online her doc discovered cancerous nodules in her neck during a medical exam required by the show. The nodules have been removed, and Grey is cleared to do the show. Another mess for LiLo? Ex-con Lindsay Lohan , 24, participating in a court-ordered program to stay sober, may be in a spot of trouble. RadarOnline says LiLo drove her Maserati into a woman pushing a toddler in a stroller.
March 22, 2011
Billboard.com reports that Ke$ha will not be touring Japan. She said in a statement: "My heart is with Japan right now through this disaster and these hardships. I genuinely don't think right now would be appropriate timing for me to perform in Japan given the content and the spirit of my show, which is all about feeling exuberant, rowdy, and wild. I plan to bring my party there and to that part of the world when we are all ready to dance and Get $leazy together again. In the meantime I am going to do everything I can to help relief efforts and I encourage everyone in the world to do the same.
October 22, 2010
Canadian rap superstar Drake headlines an evening of top-tier talent at Powerhouse 2010 . The Toronto native's first album, "Thank Me Later," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 when it was released in June and has since gone platinum. Also performing is Rick Ross , a Florida-based rapper whose 2010 album, "Teflon Don," debuted in the second spot on the Billboard chart. Some of R&B's most popular singers will be on hand, including Ne-Yo , Bobby V. and Lloyd . Philadelphia's own Jazmine Sullivan will take the stage as the show's sole female artist, fresh off the success of her latest single, "Holding You Down.
September 20, 2011 |
DUCKIE DONE GOOD. "Two and a Half Men" star Jon Cryer has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Cryer was honored yesterday, timed to coincide with his show's new season, and becomes the 2,449th person to receive a Hollywood sidewalk star. And former co-star Charlie Sheen has another target to aim at when he hurls. Mayer silenced Billboard.com says John Mayer has been diagnosed with granuloma, a throat condition caused by an inflamed nodule near his vocal cords, according to his personal Tumblr blog.