Ne-Yo performs in Cardiff during long-awaited 2016 UK tour

Published: 27 December 2016 | by Janine Dube
Ne-Yo performs in Cardiff during long-awaited 2016 UK tour
iPhone photo - OneVybe
Grammy award-winning R&B legend, Ne-Yo performed at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena on the 25th of November as part of his long-awaited UK tour.

The tour is in support of his 2015 album 'Non Fiction,' with Ne-Yo promising fans that new music from him will be coming soon.


Ne-Yo at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena - iPhone photo by OneVybe


Ne-Yo began his career as a songwriter and he treated the crowd to one the earliest hit songs he wrote for fellow R&B singer Mario, 'Let me love you,' released in 2004. The single peaked at the number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for nine consecutive weeks.

He has also written and produced chart-topping hits for stars including Rihanna, Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion and many more.


Ne-Yo at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena - iPhone photo by OneVybe


Ne-Yo began his singing career with 'So Sick,' which he said he wrote after losing his firts love. 'So Sick,' which has been the singer's biggest hit so far, reached number one in the United States and the United Kingdom.


Ne-Yo at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena - iPhone photo by OneVybe


Ne-Yo also performed 'Just Kiss Me' with Sonna Rele, his supporting act. Sonna Rele, a musician from north London was was offered a record deal by Ne-yo after he discovered her online.


Ne-Yo performing with Sonna Rele - iPhone photo by OneVybe


She came to the singer's attention in one of her Music Monday videos on Facebook, a weekly feature in which she performed fans' requests.


Ne-Yo with fans on stage - iPhone photo by Onevybe


At the time Ne-Yo asked her to perform at one his gigs in Chelsea and Sonna Rele told the Evening Standard: "On stage Ne-Yo said 'I'm not going to let you go' and looked back at me. 'I'm offering you a record deal, right here, right now. Do you accept?'

"The crowd was just going nuts. He passed me the mic and the first thing that came out of my mouth was 'Are you having a laugh?'

"He said 'I'm being deadly serious, I'm not going to make the same mistake again'."


Sonna Rele featuring Ne-Yo - Just Kiss Me (Live at The Royal Albert Hall 2014)

- OneVybe,Evening Standard
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