NE-YO shocked fans and judes alike when he was unmasked as the Badger on the second season of The Masked Singer.
But what do we know about the American singer-songwriter?
Ne-Yo is known for his R&B music but has had smashing hits in EDM and Latin music
Who is Ne-Yo?
Ne-Yo is an American R&B artist who shot to fame in 2006 with his platinum debut album In My Own Words, featuring hit songs such as So Sick and Sexy Love.
The 41-year-old was born Shaffer Chimere Smith in Camden, Arkansas. His parents were also musicians.
He first adopted the stage name GoGo, and joined an R&B group called Envy.
Later, his stage name Ne-Yo was coined by Big D Evans, a producer who once worked with the singer, because Evans claimed that Ne-Yo sees music like the character Neo sees the Matrix.
Ne-Yo is known for his sexually charged songs but has also been featured in several rap, latin, and EDM songs.
Ne-Yo finished in second place on The Masked Singer
What is Ne-Yo’s net worth?
Ne-Yo’s second studio album, was the second number one platinum-selling album debuted on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.
He received the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 50th Grammy Awards.
His album, Year of the Gentleman. has been certified platinum twice in the US, selling two million copies.
It is has also gone platinum three times in the UK and once in Japan.
His most recent album was 2018’s Good Man and was a a judge on the reality show World of Dance alongside Jennifer Lopez.
As of 2020, Ne-Yo has a reported net worth of $16million.
Who is Ne-Yo’s wife Crystal Smith?
Crystal Smith, 34, is a model and former reality TV star.
Crystal met the R&B singer on the set of a short film he was making for his album.
They began dating two weeks later after hitting it off, with Ne-Yo revealing to People magazine that it was “pretty much been bliss ever since then, I can’t lie”.
Crystal and Ne-Yo married in February of 2016 in a Los Angeles fairytale ceremony with a six-foot cake, and a Cinderella-style carriage.
The couple were set to divorce, but reconciled during the coronavirus lockdown.
Crystal was on E!’s series Platinum Life and BET’s reality show About The Business.
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