If Ne-Yo’s hit song “Because of You” off his soon to be released sophomore album sounds a bit like Michael Jackson to you, it’s because he intended it that way.
“I feel that â€œBecause of Youâ€… If people didnâ€™t notice, Iâ€™m thinking everybody did, but itâ€™s very Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson is a huge part of why it is I do what I do. So that is kind of my ode to him, this song.
Ne-Yo is as famous for his songwriting as with his singing, writing such songs as Rihanna’s Top 10 hit, “Unfaithful”, Mario’s “Let Me Love You”, Mario Vazquez’s “Gallery”, Paula DeAnda’s “Walk Away (Remember Me)” and BeyoncÃ©’s “Irreplaceable”.
I’m really digging this song, and the vid isn’t too bad either. He punches out quite a few signature MJ moves here and there, but why he would cheat on his smoking hot girl for some whack chick is beyond me.