With Ne-Yo‘s forthcoming album being released later this month, the R&B singer continues to give fans a taste of what to expect. The latest to be unveiled is the lyric video for “Who’s Taking You Home.” It is another love song from the R&B crooner — but instead of a slow ballad-y production, he decided to lay the track over a thumping, dance-influenced beat.
“Who’s Taking You Home”” follows tracks like Ne-Yo’s duet with Pitbull on “Time Of Our Lives,” “Money Can’t Buy” with Jeezy, the Juicy J-assisted “She Knows” and “Make It Easy.” Look out for his sixth studio album Non-Fiction on January 27. More »
Ne-Yo is kicking off 2015 with the release of his sixth studio LP, Non-Fiction. We’ve already got a taste of the music’s sound, but now the R&B crooner is giving fans more insight of what’s to come for the new record. The latest song to be released is “Make It Easy,” an atmospheric mid-tempo where the artist tests his lady on the strength of their relationship.
Ne-Yo gets down to the the nitty-gritty with the tune, which opens with this line: “If it’s early in the morning and my breath stinks, would you roll over and kiss on me like it ain’t?” We’ll leave it for you to decide that one! More »
Pitbull and Ne-Yo party like it’s 1999 in their new “Time of Our Lives” video. Okay, technically it’s New Year’s Eve 1999. Still, to see Pitbull dressed in a Miami Hurricanes Starter jacket, receiving a text on an imitation Sidekick, makes for a delightfully strange throwback.
Dressed as he was before he became Mr. Worldwide, blending his Latin music influences with Southern crunk alongside Lil Jon, Pitbull crashes a house party and makes a spectacle of himself while pocketing cash from a donation jar, singing Ne-Yo’s parts at the top of his lungs and getting up close and personal with, erm, a woman’s ass. The video also shows that, at least in Pitbull’s world, some things just don’t change. Other party-goers get just as crazy as he does, as they shake what they’ve got at his command. Sound familiar?
“Time of Our Lives” appears on Pitbull’s seventh solo album Globalization and made its Hot 100 debut two weeks ago. See the song’s video up top, then catch his recent iHeartRadio Theater LA performances of that track, “Celebrate” and “Fireball” below. More »
Despite a brief release setback, Ne-Yo is now ready to ring in 2015 with a new album! Titled Non-Fiction, this marks the R&B crooner’s sixth project of his career. It may also be his most heartfelt: “I’m a storyteller: with this album, I wanted to put a magnifying glass on that. I wanted Non-Fiction to feel cinematic: each track gives listeners something entertaining, yet if they take their time with it, they’ll discover different dimensions and subplots.”
The 14-track album is threaded with features — including his duet with Pitbull on “Time Of Our Lives,” “Money Can’t Buy” with Jeezy and the Juicy J-assisted “She Knows.” Aside from the collaboration with Mr. 305, Ne-Yo is heading back to his R&B roots on Non-Fiction.
In an interview with Billboard, the singer said it will be “predominately R&B this time. I had a little stint with the dance music and all of that, which I had a good time with– and I love the audience, I love them for accepting me doing it – but I had to go home on this one.” More »
Ne-Yo has gained attention this past year for working with Celine Dion and acting as an unofficial spokesman for Rihanna‘s eighth album. Just last week, he appeared alongside Pitbull on Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform the latter’s latest dance anthem, “Time of Our Lives.”
However, his efforts to promote his upcoming sixth album, Non-Fiction, have been overlooked. Lead singles “Money Can’t Buy” featuring Jeezy, and the Juicy J-assisted “She Knows” have stalled on the charts. As of late, for whatever reason, the straightforward R&B that Ne-Yo has in mind has become a tougher sell. More »
Pitbull is on a roll. The MC successfully hosted the American Music Awards on Sunday night (November 23) and immediately launched a promo blitz for new LP Globalization. Mr. Worldwide even had Lorde gushing. “I met pitbull backstage, felt this wave of his charisma and loveliness wash over me, probably not dissimilar to meeting the president,” she raved on Twitter. What’s next for the rap mogul? A killer performance of Dr. Luke-produced single “Time Of Our Lives” on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
There are much better songs on Globalization — check out Chris Brown-assisted earworm “Fun” or brilliant Bebe Rexha collaboration “This Is Not A Drill” — but “Time Of Our Lives” is slowly winning me over a little more with each live performance. Guest vocalist Ne-Yo did a typically incredible job with the song, while Pitbull was his usual ball of energy, bouncing around the stage like a mad man. See the suave fellas do their thing up top. More »
Pitbull reunites with Ne-Yo once again for their collaboration on Mr. Worldwide’s track, “Time Of Our Lives.” The uptempo tune is ready for dancefloors everywhere, thanks to the celebratory lyrics and its suave EDM (who knew synths could sound so refined?).
“Time Of Our Lives” follows up the artists’ previous collaboration on 2011′s “Give Me Everything.” Look out for Pitbull’s eighth studio LP, Globalization, on November 24 — which will feature guests like Chris Brown, Jennifer Lopez, Sean Paul and Jason Derulo. Take a listen to their new duet after the jump! More »
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:: Fox has announced that Randy Jackson will be leaving American Idol after 13 seasons! He spent his time as a judge for the first 12 years, and mentored for the last season. He’ll definitely be missed on the show, dawg. [Vulture]
:: Our friends over at Vibe recently interviewed Alexandre Moors, the director of Kendrick Lamar‘s latest ’70s-inspired video for “i.” He explained to the magazine the concept of the visual: “[It] is Kendrick waking up the people. He’s doing it for himself and others. That’s why the people are following him. I was trying to find the right tune. I didn’t want it to be a happy-go-lucky video.” Click here to read what else Moors had to say about the directing process!
:: Seizures are a serious matter, but who knew they could be caused by listening to music — specifically from Ne-Yo? UK native Zoe Fennessy claims that she can’t hear the singer’s tunes or else she’ll start having seizures. She even had part of her frontal lobe removed to fix the problem. Yikes! [MTV]
:: Jay Z‘s Made In America festival in Los Angeles will reportedly cost the city’s taxpayers a ton of money — a total of $170,000 to be exact. Live Nation has already paid $500,000 to put on the event back in September, but it wasn’t enough. Now, the L.A. natives are stuck with picking up the extra tab. [Hypetrak]
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The release date of Rihanna‘s forthcoming eight studio LP is completely unknown and with the currently blasé state of pop, any information we can get about the Barbadian songstress’ project is welcome! Well, Ne-Yo has now gifted us with some knowledge. The singer/songwriter and frequent collaborator with Rihanna (“Hate That I Love You,” “Right Now,” “Russian Roulette,” “Take A Bow”) stopped by Capital XTRA over the weekend during his London stop, and reflected on the bad gal’s album.
He told the radio station, “The stuff I’ve heard is absolutely incredible. I can’t speak on what it sounds like because I’ll get in trouble. But I definitely feel like people are gonna enjoy it. Anybody that’s a Rihanna fan is gonna stay a Rihanna fan, and anybody that’s not might become a Rihanna fan … just gear up for it.” More »
peruses convenience store aisles and stops by a kid’s birthday party in his new “Money Can’t Buy
” video, released August 1.
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 »