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Ne-Yo Wants To 'Restore Motown's Former Glory'

Is he up to the task?

By Asha Ladwa on Monday 30th April 2012 Photo by DJDM/WENN.com

Ne-Yo has revealed his plans to bring legendary record label Motown back to its glory days.

The Beautiful Monster singer was recently made vice-president of the soul label and says he plans on using his position to bring it back to the forefront of music.

"Back in the day, Mo­town was on the pulse of young America. It was pop, it was R&B, all of that," Ne-Yo told Complex magazine.

"They looked at my career and the artist that I've become. I feel like I am one of the few people who draw the line. I could do a record with Jeezy and turn around and do a record with OutKast.

"Not a lot of cats can do that. As far as the new roster, we got a lot of acts that we are really excited to know and get hands-on and make sure that your interests come out right."

He has ticked off some artists signed to Motown which he looks forward to working with, including Erykah Badu, India Arie, and the renowned Stevie Wonder. 

Ne-Yo's recent collaboration with Calvin Harris, 'Let's Go', reached number two on the UK singles chart at the weekend.

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