Posted in 'Libra Scale', baby bump, Madilyn Grace Smith, Monyetta Shaw, Ne-Yo, Ne-Yo Foundation

Baby Bump: It’s A Girl for Ne-Yo & Monyetta Shaw!

It’s a girl for R&B superstar Ne-Yo and his actress girlfriend Monyetta Shaw!

Ne-Yo and Monyetta welcomed their baby girl earlier than expected on Friday, November 12th, in an Atlanta hospital.

The proud daddy tweeted Saturday about the birth of his daughter:

“Salutations all. As my life transforms due to the new life that sprung up on me last night, it’s good to know my folks support. She’s healthy and happy. Feels like I’m in love for the first time.”

“I’ve been in love before, but it is unlike anything I have ever felt. It’s as if I were in love for the first time.”

“Welcoming that little girl to the world last night defined for me what “willing to kill and die for” truly means. My world, my life, all hers.”

Monyetta was originally due to give birth in January.

A source says that baby Madilyn Grace Smith was born at 4lbs.2oz — nearly six weeks earlier than expected.

The singer was reportedly at a charity event for his Ne-Yo Foundation when he got the call that Shaw went into labor. He luckily managed to get to the hospital to witness the birth of his daughter.

On Sunday, November 14, a baby shower was held for singer Ne-Yo’s newborn daughter Madilyn Grace Smith, who was born in an Atlanta hospital on Friday, November 12th. The shower was held at one of Atlanta’s prestigious hotels, The Mansion on Peachtree.  According to sources at the party, Monyetta did not attend the festivities.

Photos from the baby shower are after the jump….

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Note: Ne-Yo’s album, ‘Libra Scale’, will hit stores on November 22.

Source: Blackcelebkids.com

“Congrats to the happy couple. Girls are so precious. I have a little princess myself and I wouldn’t change her for the world.”

Posted in 'Libra Scale', Music News, Ne-Yo

Music News: Ne-Yo Slams Hackers For Album Leak

A frustrated Ne-Yo has hit out at internet hackers, after learning that his fourth studio album ‘Libra Scale’ has leaked more than 3 weeks before its Stateside or international release.

His comments after the jump…


Speaking on Twitter moments ago, the singer/songwriter, 31, said:

Salutations all. I’m in japan and my album officially came out today out here. Today is a day that I SHOULD be very happy, but it has been brought to my attention that my album was hacked and leaked in the U.S. roughly a month before it’s U.S. release.

Initially this angered me. It’s stealing plain n’ simple. But then I started thinking. Why do I make music….? To sell records, make money, or is it because I love it, love how it touches people, how it helps people? The honest answer is both…

However, my love for music and it’s effect on people, outweighs my desire to simply sell records, or get that number one debut spot.

In a time where people buy their status and falsify their success, can those things really be that important to me? The answer is no.

So with that said, I’ve come to this place of mental peace. No longer stressing people that steal the music, how it’ll effect my sales. The bottom line is, I worked hard on this project. The music, the concept, the whole lot is for the people, respect or not.

So if you as a fan give a damn about me, buy the album when it comes out. If you don’t care, go get it off the internet. Your choice.

Ether way, the music, the concept, the whole lot, served it’s purpose. It gave the people something quality to vibe to. I’m not solely in the business of selling records. I’m in the business of making art. That’s what an artist does, period.

So with that twit fam and haters alike, I bid you farewell for now, and leave you with this….

I’LL BE DAMNED IF YOU HACKER FUCKS GET MY NEXT ALBUM BEFORE IT’S TIME!!! FUCK YOU ALL!!!! Have a nice day.

“WOW!!”

Source: thatgrapejuice.net


Posted in "Breaking Point", 'No Boys Allowed', “Pretty Girl Rock”, Beats by Dr. Dre Event, Chuck Harmony, Download It, Dr. Dre, Keri Hilson, Music, Music In Ya Ear, Ne-Yo, New Music, Soulja Boy

Music In Ya Ear!: Keri Hilson – “Pretty Girl Rock”

Keri Hilson performed her new single, “Pretty Girl Rock,” on Wednesday Sept. 29, 2010 in Time Square at the Beats by Dr. Dre Event. Keri is beautiful and of course she knows it. She made sure that you knew it as well. Her lyrics, “Girls think I’m conceited because I know I’m attractive.” “Don’t hate me ’cause I’m beautiful!”

Written and produced by Ne-Yo and Chuck Harmony, “Pretty Girl Rock” is the second single from Hilson’s sophomore album, ‘No Boys Allowed’, which currently doesn’t have a release date. Following the lukewarm response to the disc’s lead single “Breaking Point,” Hilson is hoping “Pretty Girl Rock” becomes a hit. I think personally, the song is DOPE!! It is definitely a feel good tune, and definitely a them song for those confident ladies, especially the ones who have an inner Alter-Ego, as I do…LOL

I was actually at the event celebrating my 10 year Anniversary with my man, and boy was it a great way to spend it. Keri Hilson was looking so beautiful. WOW!! She came out performing with a gun microphone than switched up afterwards. It looked like it weighed a ton for her to be holding while performing. She definitely rocked the show. Her grommet vest was DOPE!! I so want it.

Also in attendance performing was Soulja Boy. He ended up making it rain, by throwing a stack of money into the crowd. Note to the ladies, he actually looks better in person than what he does on tv…Just saying!

Dr. Dre was also there, but never came down to the stage area to say anything or at least thank everyone for coming to the event. I thought was a bit messed up on his part, but I guess you can say the performances took away from his shine.

It was great! We really enjoyed ourselves. Happy 10 Year Anniversary to me! ;o)

Check out the “Pretty Girl Rock” performance after the jump….I will also be posting up some photos from the event, real soon. I need to get them uploaded.

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DOWNLOAD IT!: Keri Hilson – “Pretty Girl Rock” (Produced by Ne-Yo & Chuck Harmony) (via onsmash.com)

Posted in "Crazy Love", "Sexy Love", 'Libra Scale', Download It, Fabolous, Music, Ne-Yo, New Music, Ryan Leslie

Download It!: Ne-Yo ft. Fabolous – “Crazy Love”

Ne-Yo’s back again! Here is the brand new collabo. Ne-Yo teamed up with Fabolous on another track for us ladies, off his new album, ‘Libra Scale’. This track was leaked last week. and is titled, “Crazy Love,” and it is produced by Ryan Leslie. This is also the only track with a feature off ‘Libra Scale’, which will hit stores October 19th.

The beat is quite similar to one of Ne-Yo’s earlier hits – “Sexy Love” – and it works well with the vocal arrangement and winding melodies.

Furthermore, while Fabolous’ verse was somewhat mediocre, it did not take away from the song in any way. But as a lady myself, I can appreciate Ne-Yo laying down his vocals to finish off this song. I’m a big fan of both Ne-Yo and Fabolous. They make great chemistry. Once again a very good collaboration.

Can’t wait to get the new album!

“Outfit look crazy on her, you my Lady Gaga”- Fab

Listen and download the track below…
LISTEN:
DOWNLOAD IT!: Ne-Yo ft. Fabolous – “Crazy Love” (via Lavish Lane)

Posted in baby bump, Madeline, Monyetta Shaw, Ne-Yo

Baby Bump: Ne-Yo Prepares For His Daughter Baby Madeline’s Arrival

Singer Ne-Yo says he’s having a baby girl with his girlfriend, Monyetta Shaw, and they have narrowed down a name for her. He is also child proofing his apartment and buying new vehicles to accommodate his new lifestyle.

He tells the NY Post:

NE-YO is making big plans for the daughter his girlfriend, Monyetta Shaw, is expecting in January. The couple is leaning toward naming her Madeline. The R&B singer also told Page Six at Denise Rich’s apartment he recently bought a Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Panamera, since both have room for baby seats, and redecorated his home. “That’s all I need is little Madeline to push a sculpture down on her head. Can’t have that.” NE-YO and Rich are working together on his Compound Foundation for foster teens. Ne-Yo will perform at Rich’s Angel Ball for Cancer Research on Oct. 21.

Source: Rap-Up.com

Posted in "I'm A Star", 'Epiphany', 'Let Freedom Reign', “Aston Martin Music”, “Epiphany (I’m Leaving)”, Chrisette Michele, Chuck Harmony, Drake, Harmony, Music, Music In Ya Ear, Ne-Yo, New Music, Rick Ross

Music In Ya Ear!: Chrisette Michele – “I’m A Star”

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Her sophomore album saw Chrisette Michele having an ‘Epiphany’, but with her third offering, she’s ready to ‘Let Freedom Reign’. The Grammy-winning songstress is prepping for a November 30 release with the follow-up to her 2009 chart-topping album.

The bulk of the new material was comprised by Chuck Harmony and Chrisette, and boasts songs of triumph over love, loss, and freedom to love again. It has already spawned the first single “I’m A Star,” written by Ne-Yo and produced by Harmony—the same team behind her hit “Epiphany (I’m Leaving).”

Fans can add to their Chrisette collection when the feel-good track hits iTunes on October 5. Also look for her in Rick Ross’ video for “Aston Martin Music,” filmed last week in Miami with Drake.

Take a listen to both tracks below. The tracks are DOPE!!…
LISTEN: Chrisette Michele – “I’m A Star”

LISTEN: Rick Ross feat. Drake & Chrisette Michele – “Aston Martin Music”

DOWNLOAD IT!: Rick Ross feat. Drake & Chrisette Michele – Aston Martin Music (Extended Mix)

Source: Rap-Up.com/Soundcloud.com

Posted in 'Baby By Me', 'Libra Scale', Chimere, Ebony Magazine, Monyetta Shaw, Music News, Ne-Yo

Music News: R&B singer Ne-Yo Expecting First Child

https://i2.wp.com/www.freeonlinemovieworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/ne-yo-monyetta-shaw-expecting-a-baby.jpgR&B crooner Ne-Yo is trading sold-out concerts for diaper duty!

Both Monyetta Shaw and Ne-Yo have been dating for a while now and are now very happy with the news that Shaw is pregnant. Rumor has it that she’s been wanting a child for a long time now.

They are very excited to know whether they are going to have baby boy or baby girl.

The “Miss Independent” singer tells Ebony Magazine he is expecting his first child. He tells the magazine that he recently flew home to Atlanta to be with his girlfriend during her first ultrasound.

“I am 30 and I do have my first child on the way, and I am very, very, very excited about that,” Ne-Yo says, joking that his firstborn will be “stubborn.”

His girlfriend, actress Monyetta Shaw, is due to give birth in early January 2011.

“It’s a New Year’s baby,” Ne-Yo — whose new album, ‘Libra Scale’  is set for Sept. 21 release — tells the magazine. “I’m just in a really good place right now.”

Although this is his first child, Ne-Yo did get tangled in some baby drama back in 2005 when his then-girlfriend. Ne-Yo had relationship with his ex-girl friend and she gave a birth to baby boy, naming him Chimere after Ne-Yo’s middle name.  Later, that was stunning news that he is not the father of that baby boy. This caused them to split there after. He is now in litigation with the child’s mother.

“I’m not allowed to talk about it, and I’m not allowed to see [Chimere],” Ne-Yo told USA Today in 2008.

The R&B singer is most recognizable for his appearance on 50 Cent‘s 2009 hit, ‘Baby By Me.’

Source: OMG!

Congrats to Ne-Yo & Monyetta Shaw. Do you think Ne-Yo will make a good father?

Posted in 'Show the World', 'Take It Off', 'Under the Radar', Brian Cox, Drake, Entertainment, Entertainment News, G-Unit, Hip-Hop News, Maino, Missy Elliot, Mixtapes, Music News, Ne-Yo, Olivia, Serani, SOHH.com

Music News: Olivia Opens Up About New Album ‘Show the World’

Former G-Unit singer Olivia has opened up about what she plans to include on her upcoming new album, ‘Show the World’, and who fans can expect to hear as guest features. According to Olivia, the project will feature cuts from Missy Elliot, Ne-Yo, Brian Cox and more.

The album ‘Show The World’ is coming soon; it’s completely done. We’re still working on a date. I got Missy Elliot on there, Ne-Yo, Brian Cox. The album is real sexy but I’m also talking about love, dabbling in a little heartbreak, things of that nature. I believe in approach. I might say things that are a little bit nasty but because I sing so sweet, you can’t really tell [laughs]. But I’m also not saying any outlandish things. I’m just speaking from my heart and saying how I feel. Majority of my music is a true story. It’s usually relateable to either myself, a best friend or someone really close to me, so it’s always gonna be personal.” (Hip Hop N More)

In late December, the singer talked about taking a sexy approach to the album.

“I got a single called ‘Take It Off’ and it was actually leaked,” Olivia explained in an interview, “which was a good thing so it’s been picking up really really good. The album is completely done. The single is basically talking about taking it off, obviously…I keep the studio really really hot so most people who know me know that if you come into the studio with me, you gonna be sweating. So I think that’s where [the concept] came from…I’m a very sensual person, so that’s usually what I write about and that’s where I’m going with it. The album is real sexy but I’m also talking about love, might dabble a little heartbreak, not me of course, stuff like that.” (Vlad TV)

Earlier this year, Olivia hit up SOHH.com to discuss her new mixtape, ‘Under the Radar.

“Probably only three joints are remixes, everything else is original,” Olivia told SOHH. “It’s crazy, it’s crazy. And that’s where you see me with most of my collabs because on the actual album I personally didn’t want any collabs because I felt like every time you saw me, it was with a collaboration. So I just threw them all on the mixtape and the album, you’ll get all me.” (SOHH)

Her underground release features guest appearances by Maino, Drake, Serani and more.

Checkout her tracklist below…

1. Intro with Ed Lover

2. Take It Off (Remix) (feat. Maino)

3. Control (feat. Drake)

4. When it’s Real

5. Interview with Ed Lover

6. In My Bedroom (feat. 50 Cent)

7. Lonely Girl

8. I Got You (feat. Webstar)

9. Rub Me Up (feat. Serani)

10. Get It In (Freestyle)

11. Next 2 U

12. Never 2 Far

13. Rich Dollaz Speaks

14. Here We Go Again *Bonus*

15. Mike Epps Outro (Hip Hop Press)

Source: SOHH.com
Posted in Chrihanna, Chris Brown, Flo Rida, Music News, Rihanna, T.I. Ne-Yo, Wyclef Jean

Music News: Flo Rida plans to cancel out song made with Chris Brown “Sweat”

According to sources, Flo Rida Smacks Down Chris Brown Track, “It Could Have Been My Next Number 1″….

Flo Rida has decided to remove a collaboration track with Chris Brown from his upcoming R.O.O.T.S album due to the singer’s publicized issues with Rihanna.

The hitmaker revealed his choice to omit the track due to the public perception.

“I recorded a great song with Chris,” Flo Rida said in an interview. “But I won’t be releasing it now because of what’s going on with him and Rihanna. It could have been my next number one.” (Hollyscoop)

Despite the removal, the Florida-bred emcee has tagged additional singers for the project….

Flo Rida and Brown collaborated for the track called “Sweat,” which was supposed to be the second single off the record. The rapper collaborated with Wyclef Jean and Ne-Yo for his new album but the track he recorded with 19-year-old Brown will not be included on the album. R.O.O.T.S is expected to be released in late March. (All Headline News)

Along with music, Brown has also been dropped from the movie promotion of Bone Deep….

Sony Screen Gems will “erase” Brown‘s performance from the promotion of the upcoming film Bone Deep. Also starring T.I., Brown was to be the centerpiece of the film’s promotion in the urban market, appearing in commercials and movie posters. Instead, following Brown‘s alleged assault of girlfriend Rihanna, producers will focus marketing around T.I., who may still be in prison when the film is released in January 2010. Brown‘s role in the film itself will not be reduced. (Rolling Stone)

While Brown has been painted as the “bad guy,” fellow R&B singer Ne-Yo is willing to hear him out.

“I wanted to talk to them before I made a comment,” Ne-Yo said in an interview. “I spoke to Rihanna. She says she’s fine. She didn’t go into detail about what happened. I understand it’s a painful situation…I haven’t had a chance to talk to Chris yet. I just wanna sit down and talk to that dude and just explain if he doesn’t understand: ‘That’s not something that’s excusable, bruh. You have to get a little smarter about whatever it is going on in your relationship. You have to get a little smarter about how you handle certain situations.'” (MTV News)

Source: Various Sources

“In my opinion I think the song should stary. I think it’s a very good song, and if Chris Brown and Flo Rida’s fans are true fans they will support it regardless of what happened between Chris Brown and Rihanna.A Fan is a fan no matter what. I support them both and  think the track is hot!.”

♦ Click here to listen to the track, “Sweat”.
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Posted in 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Flo Rida, Jessica Simpson, Marilyn Manson, MTV, Music News, Ne-Yo, Rick Ross

Music News: Flo Rida Talk New Album

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Flo Rida Talks About Record-Breaking Single ‘Right Round’ and Dead or Alive-sampling hit beats previous record set by Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent…

Flo Rida’s got another one! The MC jokes about people calling him a one-hit wonder, but with the start he’s gotten with his new single “Right Round,” it doesn’t seem like that’s a problem anymore. His song just beat the record set by 50 Cent, Eminem and Dr. Dre with “Crack a Bottle”“Right Round” for highest debut on the digital-single sales chart. also has the highest digital sales of any single in one week, a record previously held by Flo’s own Grammy-nominated monster, “Low.”

“It’s crazy, because people feel like you get lucky the first time you do something like that. But the second time? You know you’re blessed,” he told MTV News. “I’m humbled enough to say I’m a fan of [50 Cent, Eminem and Dr. Dre]. I’m inspired by those guys. But at the same time, at some point in time you have to do better in some categories, if not every category.”

“Right Round” samples Dead or Alive’s 1985 dance classic “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record),” which Jessica Simpson and Marilyn Manson have also covered. Flo Rida has put his own, er, spin on the song’s lyrics.

“Right Round” is about a young lady, she might be in the strip club and she’s got my head spinning round,” Rida explained. “Or any young lady that I might see walking past me that’s getting my attention. She got it going on! I’m going crazy over her. I might go to the club and make it rain … in the club on her because she got it going on.”

Flo Rida says to look for a mix of party and message records on his new LP, R.O.O.T.S. (Route of Overcoming the Struggle), which is due out on March 31. Ne-Yo and Rick Ross are among the guest stars.

Look for Flo Rida next week in Mixtape Monday. He’ll be performing and explaining records from his latest street CD, Freestyle Kronikles 3 on MTV.

Source: MTV