Ne-Yo named A&R exec at Motown Records
January 26th, 2012
05:15 PM ET

Ne-Yo named A&R exec at Motown Records

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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  1. Quaishaun

    I'm glad he is served as Senior Vice President of A&R of the label. Thanks Motown for offering Ne-Yo that position.

    February 2, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  2. K

    Wonderful news... but he's not 29. He's 31. His real age was revealed a long time ago.

    February 1, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. Nicole

    Congratulations Neyo, You desire it. I love your music and most of all your extraordinary song writing capabilities. Motown has made an excellent choice. I can't wait to see what will come from this pairing.

    January 31, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Lynda

    So proud of you......great example of what to do with your God-given talents besides throwing it away on frivolous things. Young attention.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. Sokman

    He is 'The One' to free us from the May-trix

    January 26, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Gwen

    Didn't they have enough of men like this with Michael's doctor? Ne-Yo's interview on a nighshow newscast gave me the impression that he would sell his Mom to the town rapist for a dollar. Let's hope that I got th3 wrong impression.

    January 26, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Shayla

    A little humbleness goes a long way Ne-Yo,you're no Smokey Robinson.

    January 26, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |

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