Shaffer Chimere Smith, known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Beginning his career as a songwriter, Ne-Yo penned the hit "Let Me Love You" for singer Mario. The single's successful release in the United States prompted an informal meeting between Ne-Yo and Def Jam's label head, and the signing of a recording contract.
- Born: October 18, 1982 (age 36), Camden
- Spouse: Monyetta Shaw
- Aliases: S. Smith, Shaffer Chimere Smith, Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr.
- Children: Madilyn Grace Smith, Mason Evan Smith
- Height: 5′ 9″ (1.75m)
- Genre: Hip hop music
- Websites: http://www.neyothegentleman.com/, http://www.yearofthegentleman.com/