January 26th, 2012
05:15 PM ET
As Ne-Yo gets ready to release a new album with Motown Records, the Grammy-winning R&B singer will also be serving as the company's senior vice president of A&R, Motown said in a statement Wednesday.
In that position, the 29-year-old singer will scout for new names to sign and serve as a producer and mentor for Motown's stable of talent. Ne-Yo's fifth studio album is expected to arrive from Motown this summer.
"I'm a combination of excited, honored and terrified all at once!" Ne-Yo says in the statement. "Excited about a new beginning here at Motown, honored that I've been given such a prestigious title and trusted with such responsibility, [and] TERRIFIED because I know that playing this role, in the fashion of one of my idols and my career role models, Mr. Smokey Robinson, these are big shoes to fill...but trust, I can handle it."
To top it off, the singer has also signed up for "The Voice," and will serve as a mentor for Cee Lo Green's picks on the NBC singing competition show.
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