Because of You is the second studio album by American R&B and pop singer-songwriter Ne-Yo, released May 8, 2007 on Def Jam Recordings in the United States. It features guest contributions from rapper Jay-Z on “Crazy” and singer Jennifer Hudson on “Leaving Tonight”. Because of You debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, selling over 250,000 copies in its first week. Upon its release, the album received generally positive reviews from most music critics, based on an aggregate score of 74/100 from Metacritic. It won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 2008 Grammy Awards.
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