Executive Moves for Ne-Yo

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!

This entry was published on January 25, 2012 at 1:45 pm. It’s filed under music and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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