Ne-Yo stopped by Power’s 105.1’s popular morning show The Breakfast Club on Tuesday morning (August 7). The singer-songwriter talked with Charlamagne, DJ Envy and Angela Yee about his new album R.E.D., why he turned down a role as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., what he thinks Trey Songz is lacking, why he gave Beyoncé writing credit on “Irreplaceable” and more.
Ne-Yo shows off his slick dance moves in the video for “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself),” the official lead single from his upcoming fifth album R.E.D., arriving September 18.
Ne-Yo jumps back on the dance-pop train with “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself),” the second single from his forthcoming fifth album R.E.D.
The uptempo ballad isn’t nearly as enjoyable as “Closer,” but considering the chart failure of “Lazy Love,” I guess he had no choice but to go this route in hopes of once again finding an audience. And to think, he buffed up, became ’bout that shirtless life, shot a soft porn music video and people still didn’t care. :/
R.E.D. arrives September 18, listen to “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself) below.
Ne-Yo returns with the slow burner “Lazy Love.” Lifted as the lead single from his upcoming fifth album R.E.D., the drum-driven cut finds the famed singer-songwriter succumbing to his addiction. With its booming drums and haunting bass line, “Lazy Love” is a great reintroduction to Shaffer Smith. R.E.D., the follow-up to 2010’s Libra Scale, arrives September 18 via Motown.
Usher scores his 12th No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Songs tally, as “Climax” rises 2-1 with 31 million audience impressions in its ninth week.
“Climax” extends Usher’s lead for the most No. 1s on the chart during the Nielsen Music era (since December 1992). The Diplo-produced cut also marks his No. 1 on RCA, following his two-decade affiliation with LaFace which dissolved into RCA last year. “Climax’s” ascension to the throne ends the seven-week reign of Beyoncé’s “Love On Top” as it falls1-3.
Rihanna’s musical reunion with Chris Brown, “Birthday Cake,” holds at No. 2; while Drake’s former No. 1 “The Motto” featuring Lil Wayne, remains at No. 4, and LoveRance’s “UP!” bullets again at No. 5.
Kirko Bangz’ “Drank in My Cup” moves 7-6; Chris Brown’s “Strip” slides to No.7, and “Another Round,” which he assists Fat Joe, stays at No.8 with a 15% gain. Travis Porter earn their first top 10 with the Tyga-assisted “Ayy Ladies,” which scores the Greatest Gainer/Airplay tag with a 12-9 boost (19 million, up 20%).
Rounding out the top 10, Young Jeezy lands his eighth top 10, as “Leave You Alone” featuring Ne-Yo, rises 11-10 with a 16% airplay increase.
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Ne-Yo’s last album, Libra Scales, failed to meet commercial and critical expectations, becoming his first album not be certified by the RIAA. Not one to go quietly into the night, the singer-songwriter has announced the first single and scheduled release date for his forthcoming album, The Cracks In Mr. Perfect.
Jennifer Hudson is the boss in the music video for “Think Like A Man,”the first single from the film’s soundtrack of the same name featuring Ne-Yo and Rick Ross. The Grammy-winning singer look gorgeous in the clip, where she turns down Kevin Hart’s workplace advances, but falls for Ne-Yo’s gentlemanly manner. J-Hud even bust a mean two-step in the clip, which is always comedy. By the way, Kevin Hart’s useless cameo once again proves that he is NOT funny. Think Like A Man hits theaters in April.