Mostly Credited As: Ne-Yo
Sometimes Credited As: Shaffer Smith

Birth Name: Shaffer Chimere Smith
Date Of Birth: October 18, 1979 (Age 36)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Camden, Arkansas
Height: 5' 8" (1.72 m)


Ne-Yo was born in Arkansas, named Shaffer C. Smith also known as Ne-Yo. He was raised by his mother. He later moved to Las Vegas, Nevada which is where Ne-Yo credits finding his passion. Ne-Yo began writing at an early age, and his undeniable skills lead him to write songs for several artist such as B2K, Mary J. Blige and Mario. Now Ne-Yo has transformed from behind the scene writer to on the screen artist. Although he is preparing for all of the fame that comes with success, Ne-Yo is sure that his future will only rise higher.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
About the Business (2016)As: Himself
The Wiz Live (2015)As: Tin Man
Rosie Live (2008)As: Himself
Episode Cast Credits 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Kerry Washington, Dave Salmoni, Ne-Yo 13x15: (Jan/29/2015) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Chris Pine, Evangeline Lilly, Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo 12x226: (Nov/25/2014) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Alyssa Milano, Stephen Merchant, Ne-Yo 06x127: (Sep/17/2008) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

Watch What Happens: Live (2009) 
  Kandi Burruss & Ne-Yo 12x16: (Jan/25/2015) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Ridiculousness (2011) 
  Ne-Yo 06x01: (Jan/01/2015) As Himself 

The Real (2013) 
  Ne-Yo 02x35: (Oct/31/2014) As Himself 

MTV Hoods (2013) 
  Ne-Yo 01x01: (Dec/29/2013) As Himself 

The Arsenio Hall Show (2013) (2013) 
  Ne-Yo | Alyssa Milano | Charlie Murphy 01x58: (Dec/04/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Bethenny (2013) 
  Ne-Yo Is Here! 02x57: (Nov/26/2013) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  Kevin Hart, guest co-host Ne-Yo 16x186: (Jun/21/2013) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  Season 16, Episode 45 16x45: (Nov/05/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Wayne Brady, Ne-Yo, guest co-host Kathy Griffin 10x184: (Jun/04/2007) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Ne-Yo 09x97: (May/23/2006) As Himself, [Interviewees]

American Idol (2002) 
  Results Show 12x21: (Mar/21/2013) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  1 of 8 Voted Off 11x28: (Apr/12/2012) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Jamie Foxx/Ne-Yo 38x09: (Dec/08/2012) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

The Voice (US) (2011) 
  Live Results Show 03x28: (Dec/04/2012) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  The Finals 01x11: (Jun/28/2011) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

90210 (2008) 
  99 Problems 05x07: (Nov/26/2012) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

Watch and Listen (2012) 
  Listen - Episode 29 01x62: (Nov/04/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Listen - Episode 22 01x48: (Sep/16/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Never Mind the Buzzcocks (UK) (1996) 
  Ne-Yo, David O'Doherty, Delilah, Aiden Grimshaw, Stacey Solomon 26x06: (Oct/29/2012) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]

Radio 1 Teen Awards (2010) 
  Radio 1 Teen Awards 2012 01x03: (Oct/08/2012) As Himself 

The X Factor (2004) 
  Series 9 - Elimination - 1 (Result) 09x13: (Oct/07/2012) As Himself 
  Series 9 - Boot Camp 3 09x10: (Sep/29/2012) As Himself 

America's Got Talent (2006) 
  The 1 Million Dollar WINNER is announced! 07x31: (Sep/13/2012) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

Conan (2010) 
  The Douche Who Lost His Bag 02x57: (Feb/28/2012) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Jane Lynch, Demetri Martin, Needtobreathe 19x151: (Sep/14/2011) As Himself (“Jim Norton at Fashion Week” Segment) 
  Larry David, "Bachelorette" Ashley Hebert, Pitbull with Ne-Yo 19x104: (Jun/16/2011) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Thomas Haden Church, 102-year-old golfer Elsie McLean, Ne-Yo 15x149: (May/04/2007) As Himself 
  Lucy Liu, John Leguizamo, Ne-Yo 14x120: (Mar/27/2006) As Himself 

Dancing With the Stars (2005) 
  Season 12, Episode 18 12x18: (May/17/2011) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Season 11, Episode 6 11x06: (Oct/05/2010) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Episode 704A 07x09: (Oct/14/2008) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

CSI: NY (2004) 
  Smooth Criminal 07x14: (Feb/11/2011) As The Handsome Man, [Special Guest Stars]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Jake Gyllenhaal, Fran Lebowitz, Ne-Yo 18x44: (Nov/17/2010) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Bruce Willis, Ne-Yo 17x86: (Feb/01/2010) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Sen. John McCain, Ne-Yo 16x28: (Oct/16/2008) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Hugh Laurie, Ne-Yo 13x105: (Feb/24/2006) As Himself 

The Alan Titchmarsh Show (2007) 
  Series 7, Episode 19 07x19: (Oct/21/2010) As Himself 

Live From Studio Five (2009) 
  Series 2, Show 27 02x27: (Oct/19/2010) As Himself 
  Series 1, Show 221 01x221: (Aug/05/2010) As Himself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  August 6, 2010 11x218: (Aug/06/2010) As Himself 

Loose Women (1999) 
  Series 14, Show 235 14x235: (Aug/04/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Grammys (1959) 
  The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 51x01: (Feb/08/2009) As Himself (Performer) 

The Tyra Banks Show (2005) 
  Stars on Top 03x154: (May/27/2008) As Himself 
  Do Over 01x109: (Mar/06/2006) As Himself 

All My Children (1970) 
  Ep. #9879 39x99: (May/22/2008) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]
  Ep. #9878 39x98: (May/21/2008) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

Las Vegas (2003) 
  Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast 05x15: (Jan/25/2008) As Himself 

Christmas in Washington (1982) 
  Christmas in Washington 2007 26x01: (Dec/12/2007) As Himself 

Live with Kelly (1983) 
  Season 19, Episode 39 25x254: (Aug/23/2007) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Carmen Electra, Tobey Maguire, Ne-Yo, 25x172: (May/01/2007) As Himself 

Today (US) (1952) 
  Samuel L. Jackson; Ne-Yo; fix-it-oneself projects. 56x252: (Aug/22/2007) As Himself 

Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'N Out (2005) 
  Episode #30 04x02: (Jun/14/2007) As Himself 
  Episode #16 02x06: (Mar/09/2006) As Himself 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  David Alan Grier, Ne-Yo 06x57: (May/11/2007) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Sophia Bush, Ne-Yo 03x74: (May/07/2007) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Mario Lopez, Ne-Yo, Shawn Colvin 03x05: (Jan/08/2007) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Donal Logue, Ne-Yo 02x113: (Jul/07/2006) As Himself 
  Jeff Probst, Lauren Holly, Ne-Yo 02x22: (Feb/07/2006) As Himself 

So You Think You Can Dance (2005) 
  2 of 14 Voted Off 02x13: (Jul/06/2006) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

Yo Momma (2006) 
  Best of the Week No. 4 01x20: (Apr/28/2006) As Himself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  David Spade, Catherine Keener, Ne-Yo 03x137: (Apr/12/2006) As Himself 

Punk'd (2012) (2003) 
  Doug Robb, Ne-Yo, Stephen Colletti 07x02: (Apr/10/2006) As Himself 
Featured Songs

Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'N Out Songs:
Episode #30 + Because of You 
Episode #16 + So Sick 
Las Vegas Songs:
Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast + Because Of You 
All My Children Songs:
Ep. #9879 + Closer 
Ep. #9878 + Stop This World 
90210 Songs:
There's No Place Like Homecoming + Closer 
Gossip Girl Songs:
The Dark Night + Closer 
So You Think You Can Dance (AU) Songs:
Top 14 + Let Me Love You (Until You Yourself) 
Top 100 Dance-Off + Closer 
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Songs:
Lucy Liu, John Leguizamo, Ne-Yo + So Sick 
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His song "So Sick" is currently on the TOP 10 SONGS OF 2006

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