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Ne-Yo Named New Senior VP Of A&R At Motown!

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He showed up on the R&B scene in 2006 and has worked with some of the most talented artists PLUS, he’s a Grammy award-winning artist. Ne-Yo has made moves from Def Jam to the newly reconstructed Motown! A-la taking on a creative role as the new Senior VP of A&R. Talk about a BIG job. He’s got some extremely large shoes to fill. Soon-to-be-ex executive, Barry Weiss said of Ne-Yo’s new gig:

“Ne-Yo is an enormously talented artist, songwriter, and producer. In fact, he’s one of the greatest songwriters of our times.  His track record of success at Def Jam will always be a benchmark.  But this move to Motown will provide new and inspiring challenges for Ne-Yo, as both an artist and a key member of the new senior management team that is taking form at the label in 2012.”

A label exec said of Ne-Yo’s new transition:

“We are honored and humbled to have Ne-Yo as a part of the Motown family, as both a recording artist and in an A&R role. We are committed to discovering, developing and nurturing R&B/Soul superstars here at Motown and in Ne-Yo we have both a global superstar and arguably one of the best songwriters in music. His presence on the executive team only strengthens our commitment to the very best in R&B.”

Ne-Yo is excited and nervous regarding his new position. He stated:

“I’m a combination of excited, honored and terrified all at once! Excited about a new beginning here at Motown, honored that I’ve 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 idols and career role models Mr. Smokey Robinson, these are big shoes to fill….. but trust, I can handle it.”

We think Ne-Yo is more than capable of handling it! We can’t wait to see new and exciting things from Motown!

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