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Ne-Yo has revealed the title of his hotly-anticipated sophomore set and sweetly dedicates it to his fans.
Due May 1st, Because Of You, takes its name from the set’s lead single, but also has a special meaning behind it.
â€œIt makes the most sense,â€ said the Def Jam crooner regarding the title. â€œItâ€™s because of the people that inspire me to make music. Because of the love of the music. Because of the fans. Because of you, that I do what I do.â€
Ne-Yo, real name Shaffer C. Smith, co-writes every track on the set, and is currently enjoying the massive success of the Grammy-nominated track he co-wrote for Beyonce, “Irreplaceable.”
In related news, Ne-Yo is slated to perform and judge at BETâ€™s â€œSpring Blingâ€ on March 25th. His â€œAOL Sessions Liveâ€ performance launches April 24th, and he recently was honored as â€œBest New Artistâ€ at this yearâ€™s Soul Train Awards.
And as that weren’t enough, he recently founded The Compound Foundation, which helps at risk and disadvantaged youth.