Looks like Grammy Award winner singer Ne-Yo is trading in his infamous hats for an even larger one. Ne-Yo has reportedly left Def Jam to join Motown Records. Not only will he be creating music there; he has also taken the title as Senior Vice President of A & R.
In a statement sent to MTV News, Ne-Yo says, “I’m honored that I¹ve been given such a prestigious title and trusted with such responsibility; terrified because I know that playing this role in the fashion of one of my career role models, Mr. Smokey Robinson — these are big shoes to fill. But trust, I can handle it.”
Is the new huge role at Motown a stretch for the “Sexy Love” singer? Universal Republic and Island Def Jam Motown chairman/CEO Barry Weiss doesn’t seem to think so. “His track record of success at Def Jam will always be a benchmark,” Weiss says. He continues saying, “But this move to Motown will provide new and inspiring challenges for Ne-Yo as both an artist and a key member of the new senior management team that is taking form at the label in 2012.”
2012 will be a great year for Ne-Yo with his pending wedding and growing family. Congrats Ne; You go boy!