Ne-Yo celebrates 15 years of ‘In My Own World’


In honor of the 15th anniversary of In My Own Words, a double-platinum album  by R&B veteran Ne-Yo, UMe/Def Jam announces the release of a digital deluxe version of the album as well as two live acoustic performances of the hit singles from the project “So Sick” and “Sexy Love,” live from The Compound in Atlanta.

 In honor of the 15th anniversary of ‘In  My Own  Words,’ the hit album by US R&B artist Ne-Yo, record label UMe/Def Jam announces the release of a digital deluxe version of the album.

The record company is also releasing a documentary about the fifteen years of Ne-Yo’s life since the groundbreaking album that catapulted him into superstardom. The documentary touches on his relationship with his wife, performing at  George Floyd’s funeral, and his inspiration for making art.

Prior to the album release, Ne-Yo made his name in the industry as a writer wunderkind penning hits for  Mario  and  Rihanna, among others. This album represented a departure from his behind the scenes work and signified him stepping out into the spotlight.

The  In My Own Words  Anniversary Edition digital deluxe will feature six bonus tracks including previously retail exclusive track “Girlfriend,” “Stay (Remix),” which was released on the Japanese version of In My Own Words, two instrumentals (“So Sick” and “When You’re Mad”), and the acoustic versions of “So Sick,” and “Sexy Love.”  

Ne-Yo, who just wrapped his fourth and final season as a judge on NBC’s  World of Dance, has sold  a cumulative 20-plus million albums worldwide. The Motown Records/Compound Entertainment recording artist has won three Grammy awards and been honored with a total of 14 nominations.  

His first single, 2005’s “So Sick,” hit No. 1 on the  Billboard  Hot 100, and was certified quadruple Platinum. Since then, he has racked up a collection of hit singles including “Sexy Love,” “Closer,” “Because of You,” “Miss Independent” and “Push Back” featuring  Bebe Rexha  and Stefflon Don. Three of his albums have entered SoundScan’s Top Current Albums chart at No. 1.

Ne-Yo’s film and television credits include Save the Last Dance, Battle: Los Angeles,  Stomp the Yard,  George Lucas’  Red Tails,  Empire, The Wiz Live!  and  Step Up: High Water  now in his 3rd  season debuting on Starz.

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