[VIDEO] Ne-Yo To Work On Beyonce's Next Album
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.10.2012
Billboard reports that Ne-Yo will work with Beyonce on her fifth studio album, the follow-up to 4. This comes after The-Dream said that new music from the singer would be out before her performance at the Super Bowl halftime show in February.
At the Z100 Jingle Ball red carpet, Ne-Yo said: "I'm actually about to do some stuff for Beyonce soon -- she's on her way back." The two previously worked together when Ne-Yo was a songwriter and producer on the song "Irreplaceable", which was on her album B'Day. It sold 3.1 million downloads.
This comes after a photo in October of Beyonce with Miguel, who The Dream said was "involved in every part of the process. She took the summer to start recording, and now she's in a place where she's ready to start gearing up to reveal her plan."
Ne-Yo also promoted his own album R.E.D., which sold 66,000 copies in its first week. It featured the top ten hit "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)", which put him back on the top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart after his 2010 concept album Libra Scale (which was released with a comic) did poorly.
Ne-Yo said: "I made a few mistakes with 'Libra Scale,' the whole production of it -- just basically trying things I had never tried before without have a full understanding of what it is I was doing. But you gotta fall in order to get back up. 'R.E.D.' is my 'get back up,' and I think, if I do say so myself, it is quality."
He performed the hit song at the Grammys nomination concert last Wednesday after getting a nomination for Best Dance Recording for Calvin Harris' "Let's Go". He said: "That's a category that I honestly never thought I'd be nominated in, for Best Dance Recording, but it feels good. I'm trying to get to the point where you say 'Ne-Yo' and you just think music, period, and completely ignore genres. This is a step in that direction."