According to Billboard, Ne-yo has made the transition from his deal at Def Jam, to pursue responsibilities as senior VP and A&R of Motown. It’s a big move especially trying to fill the void of Smokey Robinson who has always been one of Ne-yo’s role models. In addition to this move, he will also bring his Compound Entertainment imprint to the label.
“I’m honored that I¹ve 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 career role models, Mr. Smokey Robinson — these are big shoes to fill. But trust, I can handle it.” But trust, I can handle it.”