Shaffer Chimere Smit AKA Ne-Yo is a singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and music producer from the United States of America. He rose to fame when he worked on Mario’s song “Let Me Love You” which he wrote. You may explore in details below the life, career and net worth of Shaffer Chimere Smit AKA “Ne-Yo” in 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Ne-Yo birth name is Shaffer Chimere Smith. He was born on October 18, 1979, in Camden city in Arkansas, United States. There’s not much information on his parents just that they were both musicians and that they separated when he was a child. His father has origins for Africa, America, and China.
Ne-Yo was mainly grown and raised in his hometown and Las Vegas by his mother after his parents separated. His schooling and education took place at the Rancho High School, and he went to the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Performing Arts Center. He has one sister that is known; her name is Nicole Smith.
Ne-Yo has been into relationships, marriage, engagement and has children that are officially confirmed. He was engaged to the author and actress Monyetta Shaw from 2011-2013, with whom he had one daughter and one son, Madilyn Grace Smith and Mason Evan Smith. He has been in relationships with the author Karrine Steffans, singer Casha Darjean, actress and producer Vivica A. Fox, actress and model Tennille Jimenez and with others.
Ne-Yo has been married to the model Crystal Renay since 2016. The couple has two sons together, Shaffer Chimere Smith Jr. and Roman Alexander-Raj Smith who was born in 2018.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Ne-Yo released his debut studio album “In My Own Words” in 2006 which debuted at one on three charts, UK R&B Albums, US Billboard 200 and US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. He continued on releasing albums that all ranked on top charts in various countries such as “Libra Scale” and “R.E.D.”.
Ne-Yo has received various award wins and nominations for his music. He has won a total of 2 Black Entertainment Television Awards, 2 Soul Train Music Awards, 3 Grammy Awards and a Billboard Music Award for Top Radio Song among others.
Ne-Yo latest and most recent work includes acting in the drama series “Step Up: High Water” and his album “Good Man” was released in 2018.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and music producer Shaffer Chimere Smith AKA “Ne-Yo” has an estimated net worth of more than $18 million. He made his millions mainly from the music he released and performed. Ne-Yo earnings from his debut album sales “In My Own Words” reached over $1.8 million.
Ne-Yo has been on the top list of the most loved American singers for years. He has seven studio albums released and credited in his discography including his recent one “Good Man” which received positive reviews. He also has over 50 credits as an actor in films, series and music videos. Ne-Yo is now happily living with his wife, Crystal Renay and their children.