INDIO, Calif. -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- He's a Grammy winning singer-songwriter, composer and producer and one of music's most talented and prolific artists.
On Saturday, Nov. 16, the man who only needs one name, Ne-Yo, is bringing his concert to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.
In Nov. 2012, he released his fifth studio album R.E.D. to favorable reviews and chart success. The album's debut single "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)," became his first solo song to reach the top 10. It is also his first album for the newly revitalized Motown Records after seven mega successful years and four RIAA gold and platinum albums as a core member of Island Def Jam Music Group.
Adding to the R.E.D. album's success is Ne-Yo's appointment as the new Senior Vice President of A&R for Motown, a coveted role at one of America's most important and prestigious blue-chip record labels. In yet another new dream role, he will be working alongside industry great Barry Weiss, chairman and CEO of Universal Republic and Island Def Jam Motown.
"I'm beyond flattered that they felt I was a person who could be helpful in reestablishing Motown," Ne-Yo said. "What put me over the edge was Barry Weiss's overall belief in me, his belief that I could be an integral part of this revitalization. Maybe he sees greatness in me that I haven't realized in myself yet. If the executive is the next step, then so be it. It's just another set of dreams, another set of goals for me to move towards."
The entertainer has had many other album success. In 2006, he released his debut album, In My Own Words, which contained the US number one hit "So Sick," as well as the top 10 hit "Sexy Love". In 2007, he released his second album, Because of You, which contained the US top 3 hit of the same name. In 2008, he released his third album, Year of the Gentleman, which contained the top 10 hits "Closer," "Mad" and "Miss Independent". His fourth studio album, Libra Scale, was released on Nov. 22, 2010.
In 2009, Billboard ranked him as the 57th artist of the 2000s decade. In 2012, Ne-Yo was awarded the Hal David Starlight Award of the Songwriter's Hall of Fame which honors gifted songwriters who are at an apex in their careers and are making a significant impact in the music industry via their original songs.
> Latest Headlines
The stories that are the news.
> Daily News
In depth coverage of the news that
affects the gaming enthusiast.
> Featured Articles
Articles by RGT's featured writers.
> Vegas News
Tales from Sin City.
> Investor News
Press releases and Investor info.
> Casino City's Online Poker Directory
The web's most comprehensive online
> Advanced Search
Check our archives for past articles.