He said he was not going to repeat the mistake he made earlier in his career with Justin Bieber who he missed out on signing and added: "I'm not going to let you go." Rele, whose grandmother Pratibha and parents Salesh and Uma were successful musicians in the Indian music scene, said: "Every morning I wake up thinking please tell me it's true – I’m still in shock and am constantly having to pinch myself. "On stage Ne-Yo said ‘I’m not going to let you go’ and looked back at me. He passed me the mic and the first thing that came out of my mouth was 'Are you having a laugh?'I'm offering you a record deal, right here, right now. ' "He said ‘I’m being deadly serious, I’m not going to make the same mistake again'." The Beautiful Monster artist, who is vice-president of Universal Motown, the label Michael Jackson was signed to, also asked her to play a set at his concert at the O2 on Friday.Both her mother and her father, who did not know who Ne-Yo was to begin with, will be there to support her.Rele continued: "It’s a really exciting time for me, my family and friends. "I have had a few conversations with Ne-Yo and he is very excited with the idea of the sound I want to make.The two stars have collaborated twice before - on Ne Yo's 'Call Me Crazy' and Jay's 'Minority Report' - but the 'Beautiful Monster' hitmaker believes they have not yet realised their full potential together.He said: "Jay featured on a track of mine on my second album, and I featured on one of his on his 'Kingdom Come' album but we haven't done anything since then.
has learned that the R&B singer's ex and baby mama is shedding light on life behind the scenes of her world as a heartbroken woman, raising two kids Mason and Madilyn with a man she thought would be her Prince Charming.
Of course I knew that he would, you know, in my head, he was going to sow his oats and come back home when he was ready," Shaw admitted.
"And maybe that's what everybody else thought, but life happens, and I'm OK with it.
An aspiring musician from north London has been catapulted to stardom overnight after R&B legend Ne-Yo discovered her online and offered her a record deal live on stage.
Sonna Rele, 25, from Kingsbury, caught the singer’s eye in one of her Music Monday videos on Facebook, a weekly feature in which she performs fans' requests.