Ne-Yo Royal Albert Hall
Updated: 17 September 2014
Ne-Yo returns to the UK in 2014 to play a one-off show at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Ne-Yo: One Night Only at the Royal Albert Hall will take place on 5 November 2014. It will be the stars debut performance at the iconic venue.
The Grammy Award-winning R&B star will be joined by a string section at the one-off concert which is ahead of the release of his sixth studio album, Non-Fiction.
The singer, songwriter and producer is expected to play material from his latest release including Money Can’t Buy that features Jeezy and She Knows featuring Juicy J.
The American star from Las Vega launched his career as a songwriter for numerous artists, including the US artist Mario. He proved to be a talented songwriter scoring a US Billboard Hot 100 hit with Let Me Love You.
However, his own recording career started with the 2006 debut album In My Own Words that was released through Def Jam Records. With the help of its hit single So Sick, In My Own Words shot to No.1 in the US establishing the multi-talented musician as a top R&B recording artist.
Ne-Yo released the follow-up albums Because Of You (2006) and Year of the Gentleman (2007) in quick succession before taking time out to concentrate on his next release. Libra Scale followed in 2010 marking a new chapter for Ne-Yo as a songwriter.
Aiming to break away from the usual album format, Ne-Yo drew inspiration from Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Moonwalker albums to create a storyline with characters throughout the songs on Libra Scale. In addition Ne-Yo commissioned 6 extended music videos to accompany the album.
Two years later the follow-up came in the form of R.E.D. (Realizing Every Dream) that combined dance-pop with R&B. It was his first release with his new label Motown Records. During this time, Ne-Yo collaborated with the likes of Pitbull and Nayer along with penning songs for Beyonce, Alexandra Burke and Mary J. Blige. The album became a Top 20 hit in the UK and reached No.1 in the US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.