Watch "Behind the Music: Ne-Yo"

Las Vegas native Ne-Yo (real name Shaffer Smith) has quickly carved a name for himself as one of the hot young hitmakers of this decade.  His star rose quickly as his composition "Let Me Love You" became a number one hit for Mario in 2004.  He was soon working on his own debut album, Let Me Love You, which amazingly debuted at #1 in 2006 on the strength of the hit single "So Sick."

Over the next several years Ne-Yo continued to achieve commercial success as a singer but even to a greater extent as a songwriter and member of the Stargate production team, working with artists from Beyonce to Rihanna to Pitbull. He later became an executive at Motown, even while continuing his recording and production career.

Las Vegas native Ne-Yo (real name Shaffer Smith) has quickly carved a name for himself as one of the hot young hitmakers of this decade.  His star rose quickly as his composition "Let Me Love You" became a number one hit for Mario in 2004.  He was soon working on his own debut album, Let Me Love You, which amazingly debuted at #1 in 2006 on the strength of the hit single "So Sick."

Over the next several years Ne-Yo continued to achieve commercial success as a singer but even to a greater extent as a songwriter and member of the Stargate production team, working with artists from Beyonce to Rihanna to Pitbull. He later became an executive at Motown, even while continuing his recording and production career.

Ne-Yo was the subject of the biography show "Behind the Music" on VH-1. We have the full episode below. What do you think?

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