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Exclusive: Ne-Yo Teases ‘X Factor USA’ Signing Ahead Of Arena Tour

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This March, ‘Should Be You‘ hit maker launches a sold out UK arena tour in support of his US Top 4 LP, ‘R.E.D’.

However, before the hotly anticipated tour kicks off, he has spoken to That Grape Juice.Net on reports that he is join the ‘X Factor USA‘.

His words below…

When quizzed on reports on him joining the show, the Compound CEO revealed:

‘There’ve been a few conversations, but nothing is set in stone. There’s been a few lunches and dinners (laughs) but that’s all I can say right now.”

If he does join the show, he will serve as a replacement for ‘The Hook Up‘ singer Britney Spears who parted ways with the televised singing competition after one season.

His reported arrival on the series would also come after his dance smash ‘Let Me Love You’ was certified Double Platinum in Australia and Gold in the US for sales of over 500,000 units.

{Click here to buy tickets for Ne-Yo’s UK arena dates}

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  1. January 24, 2013 at 6:29 am
    JJFan1814 says:
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    He’ll last one season before he ventured off to focus on his music career. Isn’t that what happens to every big name artist???? These music show’s chairs, voice, idol, x-factor, will continue to be ‘musical chairs’, no pun intended, for another while.

    • January 24, 2013 at 7:24 am
      blue says:
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      i dont know why they just dont rest the show for like a year and then offer rihanna every last one of their cents. pay her the collective salary of all 4 judges

    • January 24, 2013 at 10:53 am
      Baby Blue Gorrila Ivy says:
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      Homo..much???? :(

    • January 24, 2013 at 12:01 pm
      mob: it's no fun when the rabbit's got the gun says:
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      Basically! These shows are used to jump start struggling careers or help reienvent artists who are looking for broader base. Broadening their appeal is what I think Ne-Yo & Usher are looking to do! I’m just bored witht he notion of Reality “Talent” shows!

  2. January 24, 2013 at 7:03 am
    Flop Cheeta Whora gave Rob an STD from her 20 guys says:
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    WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – A rising chorus of congressional Republicans are calling on President Obama to acknowledge that the pop singer Beyoncé lip-synched during his inaugural festivities on Monday and resign from office, effective immediately.
    “By lip-synching the national anthem, Beyoncé has cast a dark cloud over the President’s second term,” said Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky). “The only way President Obama can remove that cloud is by resigning from office at once.”
    While many in the media have blamed Beyoncé for the lip-synching controversy, Mr. Paul said, “We must remember that this happened on President Obama’s watch.”

    Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2013/01/obama-urged-to-resign-over-beyonc-scandal.html#ixzz2ItT4gBEH

    • January 24, 2013 at 12:07 pm
      mob: it's no fun when the rabbit's got the gun says:
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      Rand Paul can kiss my ASS!

      How in the hell does a pre-recording of Beyonce’s vocals rise to the level of fraud and what the hell would it have to do with the President and his job? These PSYCHOTIC RACIST REPUBLICANS & weak dumb Democrates all need to bury themselves alive!

      **Sure Rand the President is going to resign ……here Mr. President use my pen! LOL :-) These SAVAGES are amazing!!

  3. January 24, 2013 at 7:16 am
    Flop Cheeta Whora gave Rob an STD from her 20 guys says:
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    How sad, beyonce is now forced to doing a song with Rihanna? Her rival? The one she thinks she is better than? Now she suck Rihanan d*** to stay relevant. TOO LATE! Should of kissed rihanna’s ass years ago. WITH ALL THE HATEFUL blacklash she is getting from white America, no one is gonna give a f***. It might be top 10 of the strength of Rih and Gaga, – and WW, it will be seen as Rih and Gaga song, but Beyonce is still OUT

    • January 24, 2013 at 9:13 am
      blue says:
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      what r u on about? is rih and bey collaborating? cause that would be awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. January 24, 2013 at 7:28 am
    Flop Cheeta Whora gave Rob an STD from her 20 guys says:
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    It sounds wack. Sounds like runthe world. Beyonce RNB ghetto voice does not even suit the beat. Azalia banks is the only who will sound good on this. Either way, sounds like a desperate hot mess and it seems Gaga and Beyonce are sacred of Rihanna’s reign. Cos Rih rih does not need these hoes to slay.

    BUT, if It does scrape top 10 ( does not sound strong enough to be global smash ) The navy will like to THANK BEYONCE FOR GIVING RIHANNA ANOTHER HIT, cos if Rihanna is on this song, she will be the one who will shine the most. Just like Pink and Xtina in Lady marmalade. LM did s*** for Mya, and this Ratchet will do s*** for beyonce – she will be the ” mya ” in the group and her fat old body, with NFL thighs are about to get murked by rihanna’

    Wait up? When will they do the video? Rih is going on her Stadium tour in March? When does this single come out>? When is it going to radio?

    • January 24, 2013 at 7:29 am
      Flop Cheeta Whora gave Rob an STD from her 20 guys says:
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      Rih si doing her video for PIU and stay, and after her tour, I guess she does the video for Right now and love song. Rih is not even gonna be in the video for this wack song. Gaga

    • January 24, 2013 at 8:12 am
      King B>Rihanna says:
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      and if you knew your fan she denied it on instragram so your rant was all in vein.

    • January 24, 2013 at 9:53 am
      Lax says:
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      MY GOODNESSS,,,,

      • January 24, 2013 at 10:08 am
        Lax says:
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        Miguel Set To Hit The Studio With Beyonce
        R&B dreamboat Miguel also confirmed to MTV News that he would be hitting the studio with Beyoncé. “I’m excited to hear the direction of her new material, and hopefully come up with something that’s really special and really showcases her perspective,” he said.

        And while the prospect of a Beyoncé/Miguel team-up is enough to make swoon even before they drop a tune, fans really salivated over an image of the singer in the studio with her husband, Jay-Z. The couple has worked together before, but this would be their first collabo since they became parents. Are fans ready to hear their joint ode to Blue Ivy?

      • January 24, 2013 at 10:09 am
        Lax says:
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        The craziest rumor so far, though, has to be the tidbit placing her in the studio with none other than … Justin Timberlake. Timberlake was spotted leaving a NYC recording studio with the couple. (The last time Timberlake and Beyoncé worked together was in 2007, on his track “Until the End of Time.”)

        The TV Takeover
        Come February, Queen B will be all over the small screen. She’s prepping her February 3 Super Bowl halftime performance, where fans may get a preview of whatever it is she’s been doing in the studio. Weeks later, she’ll take over HBO for her documentary, which she also happens to be directing. Parts of the February 16 special will reportedly focus on her working on her upcoming album.

        The Possible Release Dates “She took the summer to start recording, and now she’s in a place where she’s ready to start gearing up to reveal her plan,” The-Dream shared in his Billboard interview this week. “I’m sure there will probably be a couple records you hear before the Super Bowl gets here,” he added.

        In fact, B may take a play from the Madonna handbook during the big game. Madge played the 2012 Super Bowl and used it as a launching pad for her MDNA album, dropping the first single, “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” just two days before the show.

        The dates would align, too, considering B’s love for all things the number four. (It was the name of her last album of course). If Queen B plays the show on February 3, she could have a lead single hit radio on February 4. Or, perhaps that’s the day she might consider releasing the video for it.

        But, if she wants to give fans something even earlier, as The-Dream teased, she may use Blue Ivy’s birthday, January 7, as the perfect day to release the song. She does have a thing for B’Days.

  5. January 24, 2013 at 8:44 am
    Lax says:
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    FANNIE COULD HAVE DONE JUST AS WELL!!!!!!

    AND THAT STRIPPER BEYONCE COULD HAVE DELIVERED “THE PRAYER”!!!!

    • January 24, 2013 at 12:22 pm
      mob: it's no fun when the rabbit's got the gun says:
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      LOL :-)

      Fannie is a singing chick folks can say whatever they want but screw them!!

    • January 24, 2013 at 5:33 pm
      Sleazy says:
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      I know a rihanna fan isn’t calling beyonce a stripper ? Your fav is the biggest w**** I mean every rapper has walked through that p****

  6. January 24, 2013 at 8:57 am
    King B>Rihanna says:
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    I’m I the only that finds Ne-Yo s***?

    • January 24, 2013 at 9:13 am
      blue says:
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      i found him s*** when he first came out, then i saw that bj pic of his now when i look at his pics, this huge red gay sign flashes in my mind

      • January 24, 2013 at 9:46 am
        Fatriah Hairy (Lana & Gaga schoolin' hoes) says:
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        Yeah same here, I thought he was goodlooking when he first came out…then I don’t know.
        But this is the first time I heard of a Ne-yo bj pic. I just seen it, that is some hot mess. He is definitely on some under cover s***. Maybe he did it because of the gay rumors circulating.

      • January 24, 2013 at 9:14 pm
        blue says:
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        @fatriah it came out when the rumours got heavy thats when i knew for sure

    • January 24, 2013 at 12:46 pm
      mob: it's no fun when the rabbit's got the gun says:
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      YES YOU ARE!….ewwww

      Although he’s been working out and his body is looking quite fit these days! :-)

  7. January 24, 2013 at 9:03 am
    DTG says:
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    “Rihanna is cliche of everything that has ever been disingenuous about the music business. A soulless Barbie Doll, with plastic doll parts, who was plucked off the streets of no where and put on–simply because the outfit was her size. In other words: commerce…created and puppet mastered by money grubbing music executives as a tool to co-opt what is currently popular for fast cash, and pandered to the dingiest of music listeners who are not discerning enough to care.

    You have to give the label, the management, the A&R people, the songwriters, the producers, the directors and the thousand other magicians involved their credit for being savvy enough to outfit this garden-variety debutante with material and promotion to keep her afloat…but let’s be real, there is nothing ‘special’ or ‘unique’ about Rihanna, herself. She has little talent, no personality or strong image, nor does she command the stage. Anyone could have been cast in the role Rihanna plays; she just lucked out. For all intents and purposes, Rihanna is akin to a can of Hormel Chili; basically a canned product with a label (and a ‘sell by’ date) on it.

    The bottom line is that Rihanna was not built to last and is very “replaceable.” This is why she does not take breaks, and repetitiously puts out a generic by-the-numbers pop album every year. Being that she has little ‘star power,’ in order to sustain her momentum she has to continually strike while the iron is hot, while employing a multitude of petty ‘stunts’ to get attention (tacky wigs, brothel attire, referencing her tumultuous relationship Chris Brown years later.) The moment she sits down to catch her breath, ten more record label assembled chippies will be thrown into the ring and the last two standing will be the next “Rihanna.”

    In 2013, no more do we need windup doll acts like Rihanna getting on camera and posing like an androidian cast-off from America’s Next Top Model, while vapidly bleating over an empty dance track, hanging around longer than the fifteen minutes that is typically allotted for manufactured pop stars such as her. It’s just getting sad now, and the quality is dipping. Gone are the pseudo-interesting songs like “Umbrella,” now she is peddling random, monotonous dead air like “We Found Love.” The girl has run her course; at this point she is on autopilot and is fast becoming the equivalent of a skipping record.”

    • January 24, 2013 at 10:54 am
      Baby Blue Gorrila Ivy says:
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      Beyonce—————–> Rita Whora :(

    • January 24, 2013 at 12:48 pm
      mob: it's no fun when the rabbit's got the gun says:
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      YAWN b*tch turn the page with this same old posting!!

      boooo…..boring……boooooo

  8. January 24, 2013 at 9:12 am
    MISHKA says:
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    “If he does join the show, he will serve as a replacement for ‘The Hook Up‘ singer Britney Spears who parted ways with the televised singing competition after one season.”

    ———————-

    As a replacement of LA Reid.

    Why you wanna start stuff, TGJ….A balck replaces a black, a diva replaces a diva, a blonde replaces a blonde, …that’s how it works.

    Great news, anyway and congrats (in advance) to Ne-Yo!

  9. January 24, 2013 at 9:29 am
    the real xoxo says:
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    Shows like X Factor are killing the music industry – no originality, nothing new and repetitve generic trash!

  10. January 24, 2013 at 9:32 am
    JACKSON360 says:
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    When your album sales start to falter, go be a judge on a singing competition.

  11. January 24, 2013 at 9:45 am
    Lax says:
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    Hey Rih, Rih Chris Had some of His Fave’s from the
    Past to Serenade You!!!
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x22kmt_gerald-levert-keith-sweat-gonny-gil_music#.UQFHDh1EFXM

  12. January 24, 2013 at 9:59 am
    Fatriah Hairy (Lana & Gaga schoolin' hoes) says:
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    He is better off doing this than trying so hard to do his own music which nobody is checking for anymore. His first week sales for his last album were about 60, 000 sold. I think that says a lot even with his decision to hop on the electropop bandwaggon.
    Good for Ne-yo.

    • January 24, 2013 at 10:35 am
      Lax says:
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      “ BEYONCE is cliche of everything that has ever been disingenuous about the music business. A soulless Barbie Doll, with plastic doll parts, who was plucked off the streets of no where and put on–simply because the outfit was her size. In other words: commerce…created and puppet mastered by money grubbing music executives as a tool to co-opt what is currently popular for fast cash, and pandered to the dingiest of music listeners who are not discerning enough to care.

      You have to give the label, the management, the A&R people, the songwriters, the producers, the directors and the thousand other magicians involved their credit for being savvy enough to outfit this garden-variety debutante with material and promotion to keep her afloat…but let’s be real, there is nothing ‘special’ or ‘unique’ about BEYONCE, herself. She has little talent, no personality or strong image, nor does she command the stage. Anyone could have been cast in the role BEYONCE plays; she just lucked out. For all intents and purposes, BEYONCE is akin to a can of Hormel Chili; basically a canned product with a label (and a ‘sell by’ date) on it.

      The bottom line is that BEYONCE was not built to last and is very “replaceable.” This is why she does not take breaks, and repetitiously puts out a generic by-the-numbers pop album every year. Being that she has little ‘star power,’ in order to sustain her momentum she has to continually strike while the iron is hot, while employing a multitude of petty ‘stunts’ to get attention (tacky wigs, brothel attire, referencing her tumultuous relationship Chris Brown years later.) The moment she sits down to catch her breath, ten more record label assembled chippies will be thrown into the ring and the last two standing will be the next “BEYONCE .”

      In 2013, no more do we need windup doll acts like BEYONCE getting on camera and posing like an androidian cast-off from America’s Next Top Model, while vapidly bleating over an empty dance track, hanging around longer than the fifteen minutes that is typically allotted for manufactured pop stars such as her. It’s just getting sad now, and the quality is dipping. Gone are the pseudo-interesting songs like “Umbrella,” now she is peddling random, monotonous dead air like “We Found Love.” The girl has run her course; at this point she is on autopilot and is fast becoming the equivalent of a skipping record.”

      • January 24, 2013 at 11:14 am
        Fatriah Hairy (Lana & Gaga schoolin' hoes) says:
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        Get the hell off my post with that ish, you obsessed Riherpes fan.

    • January 24, 2013 at 12:55 pm
      mob: it's no fun when the rabbit's got the gun says:
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      I agree with you but EDM is just another form of music! It’s no different then the genres of R&B, Pop, Country etc.I don’t know why ppl get their undies in such a twist about EDM? 0_o

  13. January 24, 2013 at 10:08 am
    Lax says:
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    Hmmmmm It Says Beyonce Enlist, some of the best, I though she did it all Herself.

    Over the years, Beyoncé has enlisted some of the best in the biz to help her cook up tunes. Her next project will be no different. Hit-Boy, Kanye West and Ryan Tedder have all been attached to the project, and just this week The-Dream revealed that he’s “involved in every part of the process” of making this B’s 4 follow-up.
    Hit-Boy
    Ryan Tedder
    Kayne West

  14. January 24, 2013 at 10:27 am
    King B>Rihanna says:
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    Lax for being a Beyonce hater he sure knows alot about her upcoming album.

  15. January 24, 2013 at 11:22 am
    MyPenIzFresh says:
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    I think it’s a smart move. He has worked with a lot of artists and crafted a lot of hits. I always thought it would be smart to have a writer or producer on the show. They have seen enough talent to know whats going to make a song ‘POP’.

    I thought Dream would be a great choice, but he’s a little.. rough around the edges.
    Or Timbaland, Missy, or Max Martin

    • January 24, 2013 at 12:57 pm
      mob: it's no fun when the rabbit's got the gun says:
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      I agree with you about the Dream. He needs to stay in the writer, producer chair and out of the booth. It just doen’t suit him IMO!

  16. January 24, 2013 at 11:25 am
    eric says:
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    I watched Ne-Yo open for Alicia Keys a few years ago and I couldn’t wait to see him headline. After his newest album, I’m not so interested.

  17. January 24, 2013 at 12:58 pm
    MUSICHEAD says:
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    This is going to be great for Neyo! He is not the most talented singer but he knows good music. He will be very honest and critical when needed and I’m glad he’s signing on.

    I would like to see Pink added on as well. She too will be honest but also fun to watch too.

  18. January 24, 2013 at 1:08 pm
    THE GREAT LACEFRONCE says:
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    Quuen Khia>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>GAY-YO

  19. January 24, 2013 at 1:22 pm
    Music says:
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    They got rid of one queen (Britney) and added another (Neyo).

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