15 years ago this month, the R&B phenomenon Ne-Yo since the release of his debut album, he has become a sought-after songwriter and a best-selling recording artist, In your own words. To celebrate the anniversary of this LP, UMe and Def Jam are releasing a luxury digital edition of the album on February 26 with six previously unreleased tracks.
Among the newly added tunes are two new acoustic performances of the singles “So Sick” and “Sexy Love,” both of which were recently recorded at The Compound in Atlanta. The video for the latter song is available today from today:
The album also includes two instrumentals (“So Sick”, “When You Mad”), plus the previously exclusive “Girlfriend” and a remix of “Stay”, which was originally only available on the Japanese version In your own words.
Fans can also look forward to the upcoming documentary, which will focus on the past 15 years of Ne-Yo’s life, following its revolutionary debut. The film touches on the star’s relationship with his wife, artistic inspirations and a touching performance at George Floyd’s funeral.
Before release In your own words, Ne-Yo became famous in the industry as a wunderkind writer, who wrote hits for Maria (“Let Me Love You”), Rihanna (“I hate that I love you”), and Beyoncé (“Irreplaceable”), among others. With his debut, Ne-Yo entered the spotlight – proving that his talent as a performer was as strong as his behind-the-scenes work.
Following its release, the platinum sales title debuted at No. 1 Billboard 200 and at the top of the British R&B rankings. The Grammy-nominated LP has also received rave reviews, including AllMusic, who stated, “This album could prove to be the most impressive R&B debut of 2006, as well as one of several milestones in his long career.”
In your own words (Digital Deluxe) will be available on February 26th. Scroll down to browse the playlist and listen to the best of Ne-Yo on Apple Music and Spotify.
In your own words List of songs (Digital Deluxe):
2. Let me correct this
3. So sick
4. When you are angry
5. It’s just not right
7. Report me
8. I don’t have to tell you
9. Get down like that
10. Sexy love
11. Let go
13. It comes down like that remix
14. Girl – Bonus track
15. Stay (Remix)
16. So Sick (acoustic)
17. Sexy love (acoustic)
18. So Sick (Instrumental)
19. Kad si ljut (instrumental)