It appears that Ne-Yo has been doing much more than just recording his planned fifth album, The Cracks In Mr. Perfect, which is due out this summer. According to Billboard.biz, the R&B crooner has chosen to leave his longtime label, Def Jam, for a spot on the historic Motown Records roster.

In addition, his very own imprint, Compound Entertainment, will now be under the umbrella of Motown. Oh, and as if that wasn't enough, you can now call Ne-Yo the senior vice president of A&R at the label. He released the following statement on the news:

Ne-Yo added, "I'm honored that I¹ve been given such a prestigious title and trusted with such responsibility; terrified because I know that playing this role in the fashion of one of my career role models, Mr. Smokey Robinson -- these are big shoes to fill. But trust, I can handle it."

[via Billboard]