Three-time Grammy Award-winning artist NE-YO is once again gracing our playlists with a sizzling remix of his hit single “Link Up,” featuring none other than the lyrical genius, Fabolous. This star-studded remix, available for streaming on all platforms via Motown Records/Compound Entertainment, is set to ignite your musical senses.
To complement this musical treat, NE-YO and Fabolous have released a visually captivating video directed by Azzie Scott, adding an extra layer of allure to the track. In this black-and-white masterpiece, the duo breathes new life into Michael Wycoff’s ’80s R&B classic, “Looking Up To You,” masterfully produced by Hitmaka, Cardiak, and Wu10.
The remix effortlessly marries Fabolous’s signature wordplay with NE-YO’s velvety-smooth vocals, marking another chapter in their storied history of collaborations. Their creative partnership traces back to chart-toppers like “She Got Her Own” with Jamie Foxx and Fabolous’s “Make Me Better” featuring NE-YO—a track that soared to #8 on the Billboard Hot 100.
This dynamic duo has also graced us with hits such as “Crazy Love” from NE-YO’s Libra album and “Should Be You” from the R&B sensation’s R.E.D. album. The “Link Up” remix arrives on the heels of NE-YO’s original release of the track in late September, coinciding with the conclusion of his nationwide “Champagne and Roses Tour” alongside Mario and special guest Pleasure P.
Earlier this year, NE-YO dazzled audiences on numerous prestigious stages, including a headline performance at The White House’s 4th of July celebration on the South Lawn. He also left a lasting impression at Michael Rubin’s renowned Hamptons white party, uniting titans from business, entertainment, sports, and music.
“Link Up” marks NE-YO’s first release since his eighth studio album, “Self Explanatory,” which boasted collaborations with Yung Bleu, Jeremih, and Trippie Redd. His collaboration with Jeremih on “U 2 Luv” soared to the top of Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart for three consecutive weeks.
Throughout his illustrious career, NE-YO has amassed over 23 billion streams worldwide and clinched three Grammy Awards alongside 14 nominations. His debut single, the 2005 chart-topper “So Sick,” achieved quadruple Platinum status and solidified his place in music history. NE-YO’s string of hits, including “Sexy Love,” “Closer,” “Because of You,” “Miss Independent,” and “Push Back” featuring Bebe Rexha and Stefflon Don, continues to enchant audiences worldwide. With each release, NE-YO reaffirms his status as a true musical luminary.