The Grammy-winning singer has signed to Motown Records and been appointed Senior Vice President of A&R.After releasing four albums on Def Jam, Ne-Yo will transition to Motown and serve in a creative role.
In his new position, the R&B singer will produce and mentor Motown’s artists, as well as sign and develop new talent.
Diana Ross, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson, are some of the Legends of The Motown era .Artist,Producer and Song writer Neyo now joins the legendary list of soul and R&B singers that will record under the iconic brand created by Berry Gordy in 1959.
The Grammy Award-winning singer (and co-star of the George Lucas-produced “Red Tails”) has moved from Def Jam to Motown Records, according to a statement sent to MTV News on Wednesday (January 25). Not only that, Ne-Yo will also take over as the label’s senior vice president of A&R.
“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,” the singer said in the statement.