Verizon Wireless Hosts Artist NE*YO At Its Irvine, California Store

IRVINE, CA — What:An autograph signing session for fans of R&B music singer/songwriter NE*YO. Also, see the new Chocolate and array of other music-capable devices. To hear NE*YO tunes and tones, visit www.verizonwireless.com/music.

Who: With an 2006 American Music Awards nomination for Favorite Male Artist (Soul/R&B) for his debut album, NE-YO is gaining notice as a singer/songwriter. With versatile tunes like "Stay" he shows his range and growing fan appeal.

When: Friday September 29, 20063:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: Verizon Wireless Communications Store Irvine Spectrum 71 Fortune DriveIrvine, CA 92618

Why: NE*YO's appearance is part of the Verizon Wireless V CAST "Up Close and Personal" concert sponsorship.

NOTE TO EDITORS: NE*YO is available for interviews from 3:00pm to 3:15pm.

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