Ne-Yo is known to be a singer, producer, and songwriter. Now he can add A&R to his resume. Even though Motown’s legend is rooted in black music, it was music that appealed to everyone, helping to unite a nation in sometimes divisive times. As a top exec at Motown, Ne-Yo wants to unite people musically once again.
Not only did Ne-Yo sign a deal with the label, but he has been named the senior vice-president of A&R. Ne-Yo’s roles with the position include mentoring and producing for artists on the label and signing new talent.
Ne-Yo, who is planning to release his fifth album this summer, will also move to the Motown Records roster. He has released his four albums on Island Def Jam Music Group; both Motown and Def Jam are subsidiaries of Universal Music.