At the tender age of twenty-two, Ne-Yo possesses lyrical and musical talent that are far beyond his years. Born into a family of musicians from Arkansas, Shaffer C. Smith a.k.a. Ne-Yo was raised in a single parent home by his mother. In hopes of a better opportunity, Ne-Yos mother relocated the family to Las Vegas Nevada; where Ne-Yo would discover his passion.
The singer/songwriter, penned on the biggest radio records of history (189.5 million listeners in one week) Billboards ..1 R&B chart for several weeks, the words on Let Me Love You touch your heart and makes you feel good in your soul. Written with Scott Storch and Kam Houf and performed by the R&B artist Mario, Let Me Love You is just a glimpse into the mind of a true writer. Its a great song, and Im really happy to have written it, he says.
A master in the art of storytelling, Ne-Yo began writing at an early age. A vivid imagination and creative energy has allowed Ne-Yo to write songs for multi-platinum artists such as Mary J. Blige, B2K, Faith Evans, and Musiq. When asked about writing number one hits for other artists, simply put, Ne-Yo said, I feel there is always room for good music. I want to reach peoples soul with my lyrics thru whatever vessel God chooses.
Set to release his debut album on Def Jam Recordings, this dynamic entertainer is ready to deliver. Infusing pop melodies to rich, soulful production the album is sure to score with fans and critics alike. Relying on mostly his own in-house crew Compound, Ne-Yo creates both a unique sound and sentiment for his records. Songs like the first single Stay (featuring Peedi Crack) exemplify Ne- Yos nuanced, layered vocals and sample free production. So Sick, a beautiful track in which he laments hearing love songs on the radio due to the feelings they conjure, reveals his voice to be clean and almost elated, but rich and weathered at the same time. But true to his charismatic character, the album shows many sides of Ne-Yo and even finds him lighter, more playful, even coy, on When Youre Mad. Sure cello hits move the track as Ne-Yo floats above, telling his woman that shes even more beautiful when shes mad.
With the album in the chamber, ready to go, Ne-Yo now just has to prepare himself for the stardom that is sure to follow. The toughest part has been getting used to being known, he confesses, Ive always been the writer, the guy in the background, but being the actual artist is a whole new experience for me.
Citing Prince, Marvin Gaye, The Rat Pack, and Stevie Wonder in his list of favorite entertainers, Ne-Yos album invokes a nostalgic feeling, a renaissance if you will. Whether its the bedroom or the dance floor, Ne-Yos songs are filled with passion and intense energy that pulls (you into the music) and puts you into a zone.
Ne-Yo is taking the music industry by storm, as he graces and challenges popular music with his writing & vocal talents. Much more than todays male singer, Ne-Yo is a rare artist; expressing creativity thru drawings, paintings, martial arts and song. He is distinguished by youthful energy with in-depth lyrics that touch the soul. Ne-Yo is honored and ecstatic to be apart of the Def Jam brand, which produces some of the best R&B and hip-hop artists in the world.
At age 21, Chris Brown has experienced more success than some artists receive in their entire lives. At 16, his debut self-titled album went double platinum and has produced three successful records since that time. In addition to a sensational voice, Brown is also known for his talented dance moves, being compared to the likes of Michael Jackson and Usher. Chris Brown's latest album, F.A.M.E., debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and is well on its way to becoming a platinum record, at least. Brown can currently be found wrapping up 2011 tour dates on The F.A.M.E. Tour, as concert dates end in early May.
Christopher Brown was born on May 5, 1989, in Tappahannock Virginia. He learned how to dance as a child by watching Michael Jackson (and later Usher) and mimicking his dance moves. He was discovered at the age of 13 at his father's gas station and moved to New York Shortly after. While courting by several record companies all fell through, they did bring attention to Chris Brown. After looking at several record companies, Brown chose Jive because of their success with younger artists.
Chris Brown was released in 2005 and debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, with the single "Run It!" debuting at the #1 spot of the Hot 100. The album's success launched Chris into stardom and earned him a number of high profile tour dates. Brown followed up the newfound success in 2007 with the release of his second album, Exclusive. The album marked his transition into adulthood, with tracks that expressed his youthful energy and others that dealt with more adult themes. The album went platinum in the US and double platinum in a number of other countries that rushed to Chris Brown's tour dates.
With his 2009 album, Graffiti, Brown attempted to show his diversity by branching out from the constrictive brand of hip-hop and R&B that he had become known for. The album's tracks are a mixture of experimental styles combined with dance songs and slow jam ballads.
Chris Brown's latest album, F.A.M.E., has already become a huge success, debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 and selling 270,000 copies in the first week alone. The album features the hit single "Yeah 3x" and guest vocals from Justin Bieber, Busta Rhymes, and Lil Wayne. It's also sparked a brief yet successful concert tour, with tour dates ending on May 3 in Perth, Australia. Unfortunately, after May 3, Chris Brown has no more scheduled tour dates in 2011 and fans will have to wait for some time to see him live again.
Ralph Victor Folarin (born Olubowale Victor Akintimehin ), better known by his stage name Wale (wah-lay), is a American rapper from Washington, D.C.
Dubbed the "Princess" by Jazzy-Pha and Missy Elliott, Ciara emerged with heavy hitting club bangers that popularized Crunk music. Ciara tour dates will have the Hip-Hop superstar on the road throughout 2011. Don't miss a date on the Ciara concert schedule 2011; Use Eventful as your source for Ciara tour dates and concert performance information.
The army brat and her military family settled in Atlanta after years of constantly being on the road. Ciara was highly influenced by the southern Hip-Hop and R&B music of Atlanta and was soon signed by music mogul, L.A. Reid, to his LaFace Records. She was introduced to producer, Jazze Pha, who teamed up with her to produce her crunk-infused debut disc - Goodies. The album and the title track made Ciara an overnight sensation, with the single topping the Billboard Hot 100. Ciara tour dates were booked on the opening stage of Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Lovers Tour 2005, where she gained mainstream exposure. The album also featured the hit, "1, 2 Step", and earned Ciara a triple-Platinum plaque as well as a Grammy Award. Ciara tour dates were then booked on the Holiday Day Jam Tour alongside future boyfriend Bow Wow.
Ciara returned in 2006 with The Evolution, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. The album featured the hits "Get Up" and "Promise" and Ciara embarked on her first headlining tour. The Evolution Tour got underway in October, 2006 and sold out shows throughout the United States. Ciara tour dates were also booked on the opening stage for Rihanna's Good Girl Gone Bad Tour in 2007 and she headlined the Screamfest '07 Tour. In 2008, Ciara was named Billboard's "Woman of the Year" and was lauded for her introduction of Crunk&B to the mainstream. Ciara released her third album in 2008, Fantasy Ride, and scored another hit single with "Love Sex Magic" featuring Justin Timberlake. To promote the disc, Ciara co-headlined the Jay-Z & Ciara Live Tour and she supported Britney Spears on her Circus Tour in 2009.
Most recently, Ciara released her fourth album Basic Instinct and has has been touring, modeling, and acting ever since. Ciara signed on to the Summerbeatz Tour in Australia with Flo Rida and Ja Rule in 2010. In addition, Ciara signed on with Wilhelmina Models and she will star in the upcoming film Mama, I Want to Sing!, which is slated for release this 2011. This triple threat also has the occasional concert performance. Don't miss a date on the Ciara concert schedule 2011. Use Eventful as your source for Ciara tour dates and concert information.