He hangs out outside the historic Capitol Records building in Los Angeles, then runs off to a secluded beach when it’s pitch black outside. The whole point of his new video, though, is to see that he’s not alone. For one, featured emcee Jeezy pops up. More importantly though, whether cruising through the West Coast in a Rolls Royce or doing a whole lot of nothing, Ne-Yo’s eying his companion (model Crystal Williams) – and she doesn’t seem to mind. More »
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The duo spend most of the video perched on the roof of a building in downtown Los Angeles. This gives the Canadian diva ample opportunity to power grab for her life and make iconic faces, while her duet partner looks on sheepishly. That scene is intercut with footage of real-life heroes and a giraffe taking a leisurely stroll. “Incredible” is the highlight of Celine’s underrated Loved Me Back To Life LP and deserves more attention from pop fans. Watch the pair in action after the jump. More »
“Money Can’t Buy” isn’t the Euro-flavored dance-pop that boosted Ne-Yo’s chart success and dominated R&B (along with singers like Jay Sean, Jason Derulo and Chris Brown) for about one year too long. Instead, the song — which features Young Jeezy — is the sort of sophisticated, feel-good midtempo R&B that Ne-Yo was boasting nearly a decade prior with his 2006 debut, In My Own Words.
This is all fine and good – after all, the Michael Jackson-Justin Timberlake collab “Love Never Felt So Good” is precisely that strain of R&B. (The song’s sentiments are sweet, too — it’s hard to deny that.) With earlier songs in mind, “Money Can’t Buy” has its moments — that melody in the bridge, a lyric here or there — but isn’t as memorable as a Ne-Yo song can be.
Judge for yourself by listening to “Money Can’t Buy” and weighing in within the comments below. More »
Fingers crossed you like the update because 13 more classic Dionne hits have received the same treatment (albeit with other artists) on the album. Ne-Yo certainly knows his way around a high-profile duet and he shows “A House Is Not A Home” the respect it deserves with a classy arrangement. Listen to the unlikely but ultimately rewarding collaboration after the jump. More »
This song really lives up to its name. “Incredible” is easily the most radio-friendly and current sound on Loved Me Back To Life without sounding forced or desperate. Mid-tempo ballads don’t come much better and it was nice to see the unlikely duo plugging the song on Good Morning America today (January 30). Get a sneak peek of the video up top. More »
All of the coaches come dolled up for the occasion, and whereas Adam Levine and Blake Shelton went safe with suits, Cee Lo goes with a sparkly pinstripe outfit he describes as “disco balls.” Christina Aguilera is also dressed like a slightly more svelte disco ball…or shall we say a disco stick? Perhaps a subliminal nod to Lady Gaga.
Between some incredible duets, requisite “Bring Back” performances and the grand debut of the first ever original single from The Voice, there was a lot happening on Tuesday night beyond a simple results announcement. Here are the highlights. More »
Produced by Andrew Goldstein and Emanuel Kiriakou, “Incredible” is an unusually soft and nuanced mid-tempo R&B tune. Built around a simple piano hook, the soaring song does a good job of keeping Celine’s powerful pipes under control until she pulls the trigger in the chorus. Meanwhile Ne-Yo’s soulful crooning is the perfect counterbalance to her vocal acrobatics. Listen to the ballad you will hear at weddings for the next decade after the jump. More »
At the start, Dion asks Ne-Yo for pointers, particularly on pronunciation. “‘Let’s give them something amazing,’” she sings to him, quoting a lyric. “You don’t say ‘something.’”
“Yeah, it’s ‘summin’,’” Ne-Yo says. “It’s not even something I do on purpose. My lips are so big that they get in the way.” (Celine, charming as always: “Well, sometimes we wish to have lips like yours, so it’s okay.”) More »
Watch Ne-Yo perform “Closer” up top and view the rest of performances below, as well as a brief interview with the singer where he describes the album process as “a journey. ” More »
Mother Monster helped pen a song called “Posh Life,” along with longtime TLC collaborator Dallas Austin. Another of the new tracks, “Meant To Be,” was written by Ne-Yo and will play during the end credits of CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story. T-Boz and Chilli also got Lil Mama (who plays Left Eye in the film) to join them on the new material, and she’ll take the stage with TLC during their upcoming Mixtape Festival reunion show.
Both T-Boz and Chilli released statements explaining their decision to bring Lil Mama into the fold. More »