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If you’re not up to speed on the #1 R&B album in the world, here’s your chance to get in tuned with Ne-Yo’s latest album, Non-Fiction with the annotated album sampler.

After three Grammy Awards, millions of records sold and a name that is synonymous with credible rhythm and blues, Ne-Yo had every reason to coast it going into his sixth studio album. Instead, the man born Shaffer Smith decides to incorporate a little more Hip-Hop into his repertoire; largely speaking his mind on the lyrical tip.

T.I., Jeezy, ScHoolboy Q, Juicy J and his proven hit-maker chum, Pitbull all make appearances to shake things up. Longtime Ne-Yo fans need not fret; the R&B platinum child still flexes his chops on instant winners such as “Make It Easy” and “Story Time.” (The latter not being for the PG crowd.) As a veteran artist he’s just showing his full range this time out.

Listen to Ne-Yo’s Non-Fiction album sampler down below, where you can obtain two bonus tracks in “Come Over” and “Ballerina” on iTunes now.

Photo: Instagram/Ne-Yo