Ne-Yo Las Vegas music beginnings.

Shaffer Smith, professionally know as Ne-Yo, went to high school at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts until his junior year of high school (got kicked out of Las Vegas Academy for breaking a window… read more) . Shaffer (Ne-Yo) then spent his senior year of high school and and graduated from Rancho High School.

While in the Las Vegas Academy, Smith adopted the stage name GoGo and joined an R&B group called Envy. The group Envy appeared during amateur night on Showtime at the Apollo[1] and on the MTV‘s The Cut[2]

 Ne-yo and Corey from American Idol stinking up Apollo. September 29, 2010 on YouTube.

Ne-yo, Corey Clark, and Cory Robinson Backstage at MTV’s “The cut”. July 20, 2009 on YouTube.

Broken window didn’t stop Ne-Yo – Las Vegas Review Journal