In My Own Words, the seminal album of American singer Ne-Yo, is turning 15 this year. In order to mark the anniversary, Ne-Yo decided to gift his fans a deluxe edition of the record.
The release will arrive in a digital form on February 26th. It will contain the original album as well as six bonus songs. This includes an acoustic version of the hit single “Sexy Love” and a remix of “Stay,” which was previously only available on the Japanese version of the record.
Ne-Yo started working on In My Own Words in 2004 after penning Mario’s big hit “Let Me Love You.” He worked on the project with several notable collaborators, including the Norwegian duo Stargate and Grammy Award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Ron “Neff-U” Feemster.
The album was released on February 28th, 2006, and immediately reached the no. 1 spot on the U.S. Billboard Charts. It finished the year at no. 27 while being certified platinum in the United States, the UK, Japan, and Brazil.
Besides the deluxe version of In My Own Words, Ne-Yo will also release a documentary. The feature will chronicle his life since the album made him famous and will cover several topics, including his creative process, his marriage, and how he dealt with public exposure.
Ne-Yo’s most recent projects include an appearance on The Masked Singer UK and being series regular on YouTube Red’s Step Up: High Water. He released his latest album, titled Good Man, in 2018.