Gentleman’s Corner: Ne-Yo Talks ‘R.E.D.’ Album, Working With Sia and MJ’s ‘Bad 25′

Dreams are not deferred in the world of Ne-Yo. Two years beyond his themed LP Libra Scale, he returns to music as a solo artist with the more humbled R.E.D. (Realizing Every Dream).

As his fifth studio album is prepared for a November 6 release, the acclaimed musician (and Motown Records’ Senior Vice President of A&R) conversed with Vixen on everything from his long-awaited collaborations, his growth as both a man, father, and leader in a fickle industry, and if R&B music still holds superiority in expressing true emotions.

With accolades for Frank Ocean and fond memories of MJ’s captivating “Smooth Criminal,” it’s Ne-Yo season once again for all you lovers and friends.–Carmen Shardae Jobson