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Ne-Yo becomes Motown vice-president


Ne-Yo becomes Motown vice-president

R&B singer Ne-Yo has become vice president of the legendary music label Motown, it has been announced.

The star's new role will incorporate producing, songwriting, mentoring the label's artists and seeking out new talent.

The 32-year-old, who had previously been signed to Def Jam, will also release his fifth album this year with Motown.

“I'm honoured that I've been given such a prestigious title,” he said.

The singer added he felt “terrified” taking a role that ‘King of Motown' Smokey Robinson had previously occupied.

“These are big shoes to fill. But trust, I can handle it,” Ne-Yo said.

Motown's chief executive officer Barry Weiss said: “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 the label in 2012.”

Ne-Yo released four albums with Def Jam, earning a total of 4.3m record sales in the US, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

His debut record, which was released in 2006, featured his number one single So Sick.

His 2008 album Year of the Gentleman reached number two in the UK, with the single Closer topping the singles chart.

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