Ne-Yo is currently working on his new album Good Man and he has collaborated with several big-name artists for the project.
In an interview with Beats 1 Timeline, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter revealed the talent who will appear on the album. Rap-dancehall sensation Stefflon Don, rapper 2 Chainz, R&B crooner PARTYNEXTDOOR, Latin superstar Romeo Santos and pop star Bebe Rexha are featured on the LP.
Among the collaborators that impressed Ne-Yo was Stefflon Don. She was recommended to him by an A&R and after hearing her songs, he asked her to appear on a track. Although they didn't record their song together in person, when they did eventually meet afterward it was all love and hugs.
2 Chainz appears on a song called "Apology" and Ne-Yo appreciated the rapper's candor on the song.
“This album focuses on the journey what it is to be a good man: a good man to your spouse, a good brother to your brother, a good person to the world,” he told Rap-Up about the project. “I am not proclaiming to be perfect. A good man makes mistakes, learns from those mistakes, therefore to not then repeat those mistakes. Being a good man is a journey.”
The set's first single is “Good Man,” which samples D’Angelo’s classic ballad “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” from his Voodoo album (produced by Raphael Saadiq).
You can listen to clips from Ne-Yo's interview with Beats 1 Timeline program below.