Non-Fiction (Motown Records/Compound Entertainment), NE-YO’s first studio album in two years, is available now at all U.S. music retailers and the superstar hitmaker is celebrating with a bi-coastal flurry of release-week activity. As New York City prepared for what was expected to be its biggest blizzard ever, NE-YO was going non-stop – guesting on “Watch What Happens Live” on Sunday and trekking over to ABC on Monday morning for back-to-back performances on “Good Morning America” and “The View.” NE-YO also takes over Music Choice today. Next he’ll travel west, giving viewers a glimpse of sunnier skies. On January 29, NE-YO and his special guests will cap off ABC’s killer Thursday night lineup with a performance on the outdoor stage of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Other upcoming television appearances include a visit to “The Chew” on February 2 and a performance at The BET Honors, airing on February 23.
Non-Fiction will be released in international markets on February 16. After selling out London’s world-famous Royal Albert Hall late last year, NE-YO’s first international single, “Coming With You,” has exploded into the airplay charts in Europe and Asia, with strong support in the UK across the board from Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, Capital Network & Capital Xtra, as well as full support across regional networks. A collaboration between NE-YO & famed Japanese beat-boxer Hikakin performing a rendition of “Coming With You” has helped the single soar into the Top 10 international airplay charts, with further international collaborations planned in the UK, France, Korea, Brazil and more. NE-YO embarks on a comprehensive international promotional tour in support of Non-Fiction early next month.
T.I., Jeezy, Schoolboy Q, Charisse Mills and Candice are among the artists featured on Non-Fiction. “Time of Our Lives,” NE-YO’s new collaboration with Pitbull, appears on both Non-Fiction and Pitbull’s new album. The iTunes and Target deluxe editions of Non-Fiction each contain two additional tracks exclusive to those retailers.
NE-YO was joined in the studio by production mainstays from throughout his career such as Shae Taylor and Stargate plus new associates Key Wayne and Glass John and members of his own Compound Music production team, including Corporal. DJ Camper (JAY Z, Kanye West, John Legend) also worked on many tracks.