By Kim Johnson
Radio-friendly love songs would be nowhere without the musings of Ne-Yo; while these may be big words, we have the facts to back it up. We’re convinced you have heard of Rihanna—it’s impossible to avoid hearing one of her many hit songs like “Take a Bow” or “Unfaithful” blaring on the radio. If not, maybe the mega-hit “You Should Let Me Love You,” performed by R&B singer Mario may ring a bell. These and countless other chart topping singles were the lyrical brainchild of one man. His unique image and even more unique name calls for little to no introduction. He’s a pop star of impressive proportions; he is the man behind the brimmed cap, he is Ne-Yo. With a successful producing career, expansive clientele that he’s written hits for and amazing vocal chops, Ne-Yo landed on the superstar list with countless #1 chart toppers. This Grammy Award winner and a triple threat has a show lined up at Indio’s Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, bringing his many musical talents to the Inland Empire stomping ground. Check out his archive to brush up on the need to knows, and lounge while he serenades the crowd with songs from his fifth studio album and latest release, R.E.D. Just as an FYI, we hear he has a reputation of having undergarments thrown on stage while performing—you’ve been warned!
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84-245 Indio Springs Dr., Indio, (800) 827-294; www.fantasyspringsresort.com. 8pm. $49-$109.