List of awards and nominations received by Ne-Yo

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Ne-Yo is African American and Chinese American.[1] While a teenager, Ne-Yo wrote lyrics for other artists, such as Youngstown and Mario, for whom he wrote "Let Me Love You". The song became "one of the most-played songs on urban radio stations across the U.S."[2] Ne-Yo has released four studio albums: In My Own Words (2006), Because of You (2007), Year of the Gentleman (2008), and Libra Scale (2010). His debut album, In My Own Words, was released in early 2006 through Def Jam Recordings, and debuted at number one on Billboard 200. More than 301,000 copies were sold in the first week, and the album was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America after more than two million copies were sold in the United States and four million worldwide.[3] His second album, Because of You, was released on May 1, 2007, and its first single was "Because of You".

Ne-Yo has received several nominations at the Grammy Awards during his career; among these are Best Contemporary R&B Album for In My Own Words, Because of You and Year of the Gentleman, Album of the Year for Year of the Gentleman, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "So Sick", "Because of You" and "Miss Independent", Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Closer", Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group for "Hate That I Love You" and Best R&B Song for "Hate That I Love You" and "Miss Independent". The MTV Video Music Awards has nominated Ne-Yo once, in 2008 for Best Dancing in a Video for "Closer". Ne-Yo has also received one award from six nominations at the BET Awards. Overall, Ne-Yo has received 8 awards from 31 nominations.

Recently, Ne-Yo was honored with four awards at the 2009 ASCAP "Rhythm & Soul Awards." Ne-Yo took home awards for "Closer", "Take a Bow", "Miss Independent", and “Bust it Baby II.”[4]


American Music Awards

The American Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony created by Dick Clark in 1973. Ne-Yo has received two nominations.[5][6]

YearNominated workAwardResult
2006Ne-YoFavorite R&B/Soul Male ArtistNominated
2007Ne-YoFavorite R&B/Soul Male ArtistNominated

BET Awards

The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television (BET) network. Ne-Yo has received two awards from seven nominations.[5][7]

YearNominated workAwardResult
2006Ne-YoBest New ArtistNominated
Best Male R&B ArtistNominated
"So Sick"Viewer's ChoiceNominated
2007Ne-YoBest Male R&B ArtistWon
"Because of You"Viewer's ChoiceNominated
2008Ne-YoBest Male R&B ArtistNominated
2009Ne-YoBest Male R&B ArtistWon

BET Hip Hop Awards

The BET Hip Hop Awards is an annual awards show hosted by BET. Ne-Yo has received four nominations.[5][8]

YearNominated workAwardResult
2007"Make Me Better" (with Fabolous)Best Hip-Hop CollaboNominated
2008"Bust It Baby Pt. 2"Ringtone of the YearNominated
People's Champ AwardNominated
Best CollaborationNominated

Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

The Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards is sponsored by Billboard magazine, is one of several United States music awards shows (among the others are the Grammy Awards and the American Music Awards).[5]

YearNominated workAwardResult
2006Ne-YoTop R&B/Hip-Hop ArtistNominated

MOBO Awards

The MOBO Awards is an awards ceremony established in 1995 by Kanya King. Ne-Yo has received two awards from seven nominations.[5][9]

YearNominated workAwardResult
2006"So Sick"Best SongNominated
Ne-YoBest International MaleNominated
Best R&B ActNominated
2007"Because of You"Best SongWon
Ne-YoBest R&BWon
2008Ne-YoBest R&B/SoulNominated
Best International ActNominated
2010Ne-YoBest International ActNominated

MTV Video Music Awards

The MTV Video Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 1984 by MTV. Ne-Yo has received two nominations.[5][10]

YearNominated workAwardResult
2008"Closer"Best Dancing In a VideoNominated
2009"Miss Independent"Best Male VideoNominated
2011"Give Me everything"Best CollaborationNominated
2011"Give Me everything"Best Pop VideoNominated

MTV Video Music Awards Japan

YearNominated workAwardResult
2007"So Sick"Best New Artist VideoWon
Best R&B VideoNominated
2008Because of YouAlbum of the YearNominated
"Because of You"Best Male VideoWon
Best Karaokee SongNominated
2009Year of the GentlemanAlbum of the YearNominated
"Closer"Best Male VideoNominated
"Miss Independent"Best R&B VideoNominated
2011"Champagne Life"Best R&B VideoNominated

Soul Train Music Awards

The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual awards show that honors black musicians and entertainers. Ne-Yo has received one award from five nominations.[5]

YearNominated workAwardResult
2007Ne-YoBest R&B/Soul or Rap New ArtistWon
"Sexy Love"Best R&B/Soul Male SingleNominated
2009"Knock You Down"Record of the YearNominated
"Knock You Down"Best CollaborationWon
Year of the GentlemanAlbum of the YearNominated

Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Ne-Yo has won three awards from 12 nominations.

YearNominated workAwardResult
2007"So Sick"Best Male R&B Vocal PerformanceNominated
In My Own WordsBest Contemporary R&B AlbumNominated
2008"Because of You"Best Male R&B Vocal PerformanceNominated
"Hate That I Love You" (with Rihanna)Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with VocalsNominated
Because of YouBest Contemporary R&B AlbumWon
2009Year of the GentlemanAlbum of the YearNominated
Best Contemporary R&B AlbumNominated
"Closer"Best Male Pop Vocal PerformanceNominated
"Miss Independent"Best Male R&B Vocal PerformanceWon
Best R&B SongWon
"Spotlight"Best R&B SongNominated
2010"Knock You Down" (with Keri Hilson and Kanye West)Best Rap/Sung CollaborationNominated


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  3. ^ "Ne-Yo's 'So Sick' tops Billboard singles charts". UPI News Service. 2006-03-09. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  4. ^ "22nd Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards". Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
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  7. ^ "2008 BET Awards winners and nominees". Los Angeles Times. 2008-06-24.,0,2828634.htmlstory. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  8. ^ Hobbs, Linda (2008-09-15). "Nominees For 2008 BET Awards Announced". Vibe. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  9. ^ "The MOBO Awards 2008". BBC. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  10. ^ "Best Dancing in a Video". MTV. Retrieved 2008-10-20.