R&B singer/song writer Neyo has decided to leave Def Jam which is where he started out when his career took off in 2006. Although he is still under the umbrella of  (Universal Music ) he will now hold the prestigous title of Senior VP of A&R with Motown Records,  where he will be able to produce and mentor for the label’s artists as well as sign new talent.

Neyo says:

“I’m honored that I¹ve been given such a prestigious title and trusted with such responsibility; terrified because I know that playing this role in the fashion of one of my career role models, Mr. Smokey Robinson — these are big shoes to fill. But trust, I can handle it.”

Universal Music CEO Barry Weiss added:

“His track record of success at Def Jam will always be a benchmark. But this move to Motown will provide new and inspiring challenges for Ne-Yo as both an artist and a key member of the new senior management team that is taking form at the label in 2012.”