Transcript for Ne-Yo Says Putting Together His New Album 'R.E.D.' was 'Kind of Like a Journey'
ne-yo. Not only the singing and the dancing. But how about some conversation. Indeed. "R.E.D.," Realize every deem. It's the album in stores right now. Right now. It's a great album name, by the way. When you're coming up with one, was that the only one you had? Was there a close runner-up? There were a few other names. The process of putting together an album, it's like a journey. You start with one goal in mind. As the journey continues, things just change and stuff happens. It becomes something else. So, I initially had an idea that the original -- it was going to be -- just talking about the imperfection of being a celebrity. But I didn't want to do anything sad. And I didn't want to complain. What am I complaining about? No one would have agreed with that. I understand you wrote 150 tracks for this 1 album. And I know you're bridging this balance between being an r&b star and the dance pop fans. How do you choose which ones make the album? It's a very painstaking process. But it's a labor of love. Not just me. I'm not a dictator at all. I have a team of people, whose opinions I trust very much. And we listen to all of the records. All 150 of them. And from there -- thumbs up, thumbs down? That's the greatest ne-yo concert of all-time. What do you say we hear of
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