Ne-Yo is a household name in R&B. Being introduced to music at a young age, the chart-topping artist credits his upbringing as the foundation of those melodic harmonies. "Everybody in my family from my mother's side and my father's side does something in the realm of music, be it singing, or writing or playing an instrument. I didn't have a choice, it was going to be music for me." In an exclusive interview with Billboard on the heels of taking a 23andMe DNA test, he credits his family, values, and experiences as the foundation of his melodies, "These things make up who I am, therefore, these things make up what my music is."<br><br>
Ne-Yo is having a major come-back this summer with his new album Good Man. The Pop and R&B singer opened up to Billboard about his identity and recent body of work, saying fans will get the chance to experience a different sound. Good Man sees Ne-Yo blending genres with the same red thread throughout -- strong melodies.