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Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk!,” featuring Bruno Mars, tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week, while Pitbull and Ne-Yo’s “Time of Our Lives” reaches the top 10, jumping 11-10. As we do each Wednesday, let’s run down the key numbers in the top 10 on the sales/airplay/streaming-based Hot 100. “Funk!,” released on RCA Records,…

Three-time GRAMMY winner Ne-Yo recently participated in an exclusive GRAMMY.com interview to discuss the unique approach he took on his sixth studio album, Non-Fiction, how he involved his fans in the album’s creative process and his ultimate goal as an artist, among other topics. “In order to be a true artist you have to be…

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For his sixth studio album, Non-Fiction (Motown, Jan. 27), Ne-Yo took a different approach. Instead of looking inward for the 19-track set, the 32-year-old singer-songwriter, who does double duty as Motown senior vp A&R, crowd-sourced love stories from fans through social media for inspiration. Though the concept album isn’t entirely his own truth, he says…

Next Tuesday heralds the worldwide release of Ne-Yo‘s sixth studio album ‘Non Fiction’. Easily the Grammy winner’s most R&B flavored effort in years, the set has been showered with praise from critics and has fared well commercially with singles ‘She Knows’ and ‘Time Of Our Lives’. That Grape Juice caught up with the singer-songwriter recently…