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Year of the Gentleman

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Three-time Grammy Award®-winning artist Ne-Yo was explaining the genesis of his new album title, R.E.D., an acronym for Realizing Every Dream. “It came from me stepping outside myself, looking at my life as it is today and realizing that every dream I’ve had from the day I decided I wanted to do music, that I wanted my life to be about music, every dream that I’ve had ... Read more in Amazon's Ne-Yo Store

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  • Audio CD (September 16, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: September 16, 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Def Jam
  • ASIN: B0018QCXGO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,107 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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If the mark of the skilful Lothario is the one who knows to always tell his lover what she wants to hear, surely Def Jam’s R&B sensation Ne-Yo--aka Los Angeles singer-songwriter Shaffer Chimere Smith--is one of the greatest of them all. On his third album, Year of the Gentleman, Chimere channels his hitmaking talents into a suite of R&B songs that are more respectful than rampant in their approach to the romancing. “Single" is a song that reaches out to all the lonely girls,  Ne-Yo promising, “I'll be your boyfriend til the song goes off," while the Stargate-produced “Miss Independent," lit up by neon synthesizers, suggests Smith isn't too concerned with his own machismo to test out flipping the traditional gender roles, serenading a girl who's a player in her own right: “Everything she got, you bet she bought it." The album is at its best with the central, two-song movement of “Why Does She Stay" and “Fade Into the Background"--the former finding Ne-Yo questioning his own neglectful nature over a backdrop of shimmering keys, the latter a sombre piece that finds our narrator accepting the news that his lover has found another with a rare, heart-rending magnanimity. --Louis Pattison

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2008 album from the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter. With Year of the Gentleman, the Las Vegas native and premier songwriter has constructed a suite of songs that shows exactly what he means by class. Written over the course of travels through Europe last year and influenced by his own fascination with the Rat Pack, Ne-Yo explains, ''For me, the sharpness of Sammy and Sinatra is the kind of style I strive for in clothes and music. Year of the Gentleman is named in honor of those guys.'' 12 tracks.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ne-Yo does it again with "Year Of The Gentleman". September 23, 2008
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I was introduced to Ne-Yo when I heard the track "Stay", which features the artist formerly known as Peedi Crakk. The song got my attention but I needed to hear more tracks before I decided to invest in Ne-Yo's project. Once "So Sick" was released to radio, I knew that I would invest in it.

Ne-Yo was singing the blues about not being with the woman that he still loves and the midtempo track was in heavy rotation on the radio stations.
Ne-Yo released his debut CD, In My Own Words, in 2006.
My favorite tracks ended up being "Let Me Get This Right", "Get Down Like That", "Mirror", "Time" and "Let Go".

Ne-Yo released Because Of You a year later. The title track gave the CD alot of attention and the midtempo jam "Do You" didn't hurt things either. I also liked the alternate version of "Do You" that featured Mary J. Blige. My other favorites from the CD included "Can We Chill", "Say It", "Angel" and "Crazy" w/Jay-Z.

I saw Ne-Yo in concert earlier this year with Alicia Keys and Jordin
Sparks. I was anxious to see whether or not he would perform any songs from his upcoming album. He began the concert with "Closer" but I was disappointed that he didn't atleast give us a preview of what to expect.

After listening to this CD, I understand why he kept us in suspense and I am definitely satisfied with the final product. The 1st single "Closer" is unlike any song that Ne-Yo has made so far in his career. The track has tremendous energy and it comes across as an urban house song that you will be doing any kind of 2 step to even 20 years from now. He slows things down with the 2nd single "Miss Independent".
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ne-Yo- A Classy Gentleman and a Classy Affair! September 19, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I wasn't too sure I would pick up this album until the day of release. After hearing Closer all the time which is a cool lead-off single and seeing him in concert opening for Alicia Keys a while back, he grabbed some of my focus back. But all of it was kind of offset by the numerous delays and pushbacks in the CD release dates. And Ne-Yo can get a little too raunchy for my taste at times though he definitely is a heck of a songwriter, talent and musician. I finally went ahead and bought Year of the Gentleman and was pleasantly surprised. The CD did stick to Ne-Yo's claim that he would switch it up with how the urban R&B sound was the same in the overall scheme. And it is definitely nice to see and most certainly hear.

Ne-Yo has to undoubtly be one of the best songwriters in the business. This has been under no question for years as he has wrote songs/hits for numerous stars. He shows that fully in my view on this album as he gets more into what makes a woman sexy other than using her body, what a woman can be feeling at times and tending to that, and issues that may come up in a relationship. You really didn't get the sex, bump-n-grind verses that may have come in Ne-Yo's music in the past and that you really hear a lot of in R&B today. I mean there is nothing wrong with music laced with sex and club-banging music, but it can wear out very easily if done too much. He displays that in several songs on here, if not the entire album. His way of speaking kept it very classy, much as the gentleman he tries to portray. The production and the beats are different as well. There were different instruments and methods used all over the CD to give it a different feel.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Year of the Gentleman, Indeed. September 16, 2008
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One of the few R&B stars to emerge in the last few years to sound more like an authentic talent than a record company puppet, singer/songwriter Ne-Yo affirms his stardom on killer third studio LP "Year of the Gentleman." A classy affair throughout, the fast-moving album packs a dozen quality songs, at least half of which could make solid radio hits, with Ne-Yo's warm, velvety vocals leading the way. He is a smart songwriter fully aware of the type of material that suits his limited but solid, expressive range, enabling him to craft catchy, elegant musical rapture consistently and heartily.

Ne-Yo has explained the album title by proclaiming it as his aim to evoke memories of a different time - a time when it was imperative to walk out the front door always looking your best - to look the part of the gentleman. Most importantly, he sings as well as looks the part on the glossy album cover, whether he does it through romantic paeans such as "Why Does She Stay?" or situational pieces such as "Mad," where he refuses to go to bed with his love muffin until their argument is over and they've kissed and made up. Yes, Ne-Yo may be aiming for the title of Mister Cornball, but darn if he doesn't churn out some downright listenable stuff.

The seductive, hook-drenched "Nobody" is every bit as impressive as effervescent lead single "Closer," one of the strongest Top 10 pop hits of the year. The bouncy "Single" twists and bends with sticky-as-Christmas tree sentiments that ably blend in with the album's context, as does second single "Miss Independent." A sexy, endlessly-playable pledge of allegiance to powerful women, it is already firmly situated in the Top 40 and bound to go even further than "Closer.
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I have every single CD from Ne-yo. Non of them disappoint so why would this one be any different. Love it
Published 1 month ago by Amy Wilkerson
5.0 out of 5 stars I love his voice
I borrowed this CD from the library and had to have it. I love his smooth voice and really enjoy listening to this CD.
Published 2 months ago by Exercisemaniac
4.0 out of 5 stars A Gentlemen!!!
Neyo, Neyo! He is a great artist. He put out nothing but good music! This guy is a great dancer, singer, writer and dancer! This cd was just awesome
Published 4 months ago by BamaGirl
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I mentally divided this playlist into 2 parts; the first half is a little more dancable and the second is a bit slower
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best cds.
This a wonderful cd. I love
Ne-Yo. He is one of the best male singer in his times. He will remain the best.
Published 6 months ago by Tamera
3.0 out of 5 stars Solid C maybe C-
Not a whole lot a specialty to this album but its a solid C in my book. Could use a little more umph. Somethings missing in this album.
Published 7 months ago by Uriah J.
5.0 out of 5 stars My Thoughts
He is one of my favorite R & B artists who has music that puts you in a good mood. He reminds me of other singers/dancers such as Usher and Jason Derulo. Read more
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Great birthday gift for individual who likes this artist. The individual recipient was very pleased and is already planning next purchase.
Published 11 months ago by Abslon D Whitehurst
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Any music from Ne-Yo I love all of his sounds I love can listen to and identify with it so all I can say is buy Ne-Yo.
Published 11 months ago by Karen
3.0 out of 5 stars Closer
The best song is Closer. I also like Miss Independent. I should've bought something with the whole album of songs I liked so I didn't have to skip around, but heck, this has been... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Sara Broughman
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Anyone getting this the first week it's out?
Well I will get the songs that i liked off the album from itunes so if the album is decent I will purchase it all, if not then the songs I like.
Aug 11, 2008 by MarioKartWii3000 |  See all 14 posts
WHAT CD'S ARE YOU DEFINITELY IN THE NEXT COUPLE MONTHS?
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She Got Her Own
you have to buy the whole album from itunes
Oct 13, 2008 by W. Miles |  See all 3 posts
Ne-Yo is GAY!!!!!
There is no way in the world that you can say Ne Yo is gay unless you are looking through his window and watching his every move. Be careful of the way you talk about people you have no idea. What if the skeletons in your closet were placed out for everyone to see. I am sure Ne Yo would have... Read more
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