Ne Yo
Real Name/Full Name Shaffer Chimere Smith
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Ne-Yo
Birth Place: Camden, Arkansas, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 18 October 1979
Age/How Old: 44 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres –175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5’9’’
Weight: In Kilograms – 76 Kg
In Pounds –167 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Shaffer Smith
Mother –Loraine Smith
Siblings: Nicole Smith
School: N/A
College: N/A
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Crystal Renay (m. 2016)
Kids/Children Name: Madilyn Grace Smith, Mason Evan Smith, Shaffer Chimere Smith Jr., and Roman Alexander- Raj Smith
Profession: Singer-Songwriter, Actor, Record Producer, Dancer, and Television Judge
Net Worth: $20 Million
Last Updated: May 2024

Shaffer Chimere Smith is a well-cherished and exclusive American personality who is professionally a singer-songwriter, actor, record producer, dancer, and television judge. He is popularly known by his stage name Ne-Yo. He is more famous for his song “Let Me Love You,” which was released in 2004. He has developed his interest in songwriting since a very early age.

Well, how well do you know about Ne-Yo? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Ne-Yo’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Ne-Yo to date.

Biography and Early Life

Ne-Yo was born on October 18th in the year 1979, in Camden, Arkansas, United States. He was born into a musical family as his mother (Loraine Smith) and father (Shaffer Smith) were both musicians. His mother raised him as his parents got separated. He has two sisters named Nicole Smith and Nikki Loraine, who loves and supports him unconditionally.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Ne-Yo in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Ne-Yo’s age is 44 years old as of today’s date 20th May 2024 having been born on 18 October 1979. Though, he is 5’9’’ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 167 lbs in Pound and 76kg in Kilograms.


There is not much information given about his education. He is very private about this part of his life and does not want any outsider to judge him regarding his education.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Ne Yo With Wife Crystal Renay
Ne Yo With Wife Crystal Renay

In 2005, Ne-Yo was dating Jesseca White, and at that time, his girlfriend gave birth to a baby boy who was named Chimere after Ne-Yo’s middle name. Earlier, he believed the child was his, but later, he found out that the child was not his.

In 2010, he dated Monyetta Shaw, and she gave birth to their first child (Baby Girl: Madilyn Grace Smith) in November 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2011, Monyetta gave birth to a baby boy named Mason Evan Smith.

Later he tied a holy knot with Crystal Raney Williams in 2016, and the couple was expecting their first child. She gave birth to a boy called Shaffer Chimere Smith Jr. in March 2016. In 2018, the couple became parents again to a baby boy named Roman Alexander- Raj Smith.

Afterward, he announced that they both wanted to end their marriage in 2020 but later withdrew his divorce case.

Is Ne-Yo Gay?

Ne-Yo is married to Crystal Raney since 2016, and he is also a proud father of his four beautiful kids. Hence, it is evident that he isn’t gay, or has any interest in men.

Professional Career

His first band was “Envy,” but unfortunately, it didn’t last for a long time and got disbanded in 2000. Later he got signed with Columbia Records and gained fame with a single titled “The Girl.” Currently, he is considered as one of the most ultra-talented songwriters of America. Apart from writing for himself, he even wrote several songs for other artists like Christina Milian, Teedra Moses, B2K, and Faith Evans.

He debuted his song “In My Own Words” and was a great commercial hit. It was also ranked in the number 1 position on the Billboard music list. His next album, named “Because of You,” was also a hit and also got lots of appreciation from his die heart fans. Later he released many songs, judged a television show, and did acting and dancing, which gained him tremendous success from all over the world.


Ne-Yo is a very brilliant and extraordinary personality whose work has always been cherished. He is a famous singer and songwriter. He has gained several awards for his outstanding performances. Here are some of them.

  • In 2007, he was awarded Soul Train Music Award in the Best New Artist category.
  • In 2007 and 2009, he received the BET Award in the Best Male R&B/Pop Artist category.
  • In 2008, he received Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary R&B Album.
  • He has also received two more Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.
  • He has received Soul Train Music Award for Best Collaboration.
  • In 2012, he received the Billboard Music Award for Top Radio Song.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ne-Yo in 2024

Ne Yo Net Worth
Ne-Yo Net Worth

As of 2024, Ne-Yo has a total estimated net worth of $20 Million. He has earned much of his prosperity and wealth through his music career. However, his wealth isn’t limited to his income from music, but he has also gained from judging a television show, acting, dancing, and as a record producer. His income is rising momentously and will confidently outpour very soon.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He wrote his first song at the age of five.
  • His mother is his inspiration and motivates him a lot to work on his skills.
  • He got his nickname “Ne-Yo” from The Matrix.

The charming guy, who is better known as Ne-Yo, has been killing the audience with his insane music. He has worked really hard in carving and designing himself as a great musician. He has worked extremely hard in this entertainment industry for more than a decade now to achieve success. He is the epitome of wisdom and wealth. He is a very determined and passionate man who is very dedicated to his work. He lives his life modestly with his loved ones.


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