Having just launched his sophomore Def Jam album, "Because of You," Ne-Yo is gearing up to deliver another enterprise. Come Wednesday evening (May 30), he'll unlock the doors to his new studio, Carrin

Having just launched his sophomore Def Jam album, "Because of You," Ne-Yo is gearing up to deliver another enterprise. Come Wednesday evening (May 30), he'll unlock the doors to his new studio, Carrington House.

Ensconced in a gated residential area of Atlanta, the complex boasts three state-of-the art studios, two fully equipped kitchens and a chic lounge for chilling between recording stints. Chief on Ne-Yo's Carrington schedule is developing the artists and producers who comprise his Compound Entertainment roster.

Artists include female rapper Chi Chi Glacierz, R&B singer Paula Campbell, R&B singer/producer Sixx John and R&B artist/choreographer Shanell. Producers include the Heavyweights, Shay Taylor, Chuck Harmony and engineer Jaymz Skylar.

In tandem with R&B/hip-hop station WVEE-Atlanta, Ne-Yo is also staging a talent search for the next solo or R&B group star. Auditions are set for June 2-4 at La Bam Studio in downtown Atlanta, and judges include producer Jazze Pha and "Idlewild" director Bryan Barber.

A final five will vie for a three-year contract with Compound Entertainment and a three-year management deal with the J White Agency. The winner will be chosen June 5.

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