Ne-Yo will be supervising Smyth's project after joining Motown Records management staff as senior VP of A&R to mentor artists and search for new talent.
Major record labels are building their artist rosters by scouring the internet for new talent, Youtube views, twitter followers and Facebook fans are determining factors in earning a recording contract. These considerations were not an issue for 19 year-old singer B Smyth, who amassed over four million Youtube plays and thirty thousand subscribers before signing a deal with Universal Motown.
Smyth built a loyal crew of fans by covering Michael Jackson (Human Nature), Frank Ocean (Thinking About You), Usher (Climax), Maxwell (Woman's Work), and Miguel (Sure Thing). With the backing of Motown, B Smyth is recording original songs for his debut album, he has already collaborated with 2 Chainz. The first single entitled "Leggo" can be heard HERE and a music video featuring rapper 2 Chainz will premiere on Monday, December 3rd, 2012.