Singer-songwriter Ne-Yo at MF Sushi Buckhead on September 1, 2010 in Atlanta.
32, he is one of the most successful songwriters of the past decade, with Number 1 hits for Rihanna ("Take a Bow"), Beyonce
("Irreplaceable"), and for himself ("So Sick"). He's had three
platinum albums, won 3 Grammys, and in 2012, the Songwriters Hall of Fame gave
him their Spotlight Award for gifted young songwriters.
"I'm a songwriter first," Ne-Yo
said at the award ceremony. "This is bigger than a Grammy for me. I still
don’t feel like I deserve this yet."