Ne-Yo welcomes baby girl

Rapper Ne-Yo arrives to attend the Webby Awards in New York June 14, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Ne-Yo and his girlfriend Monyetta Shaw welcomed to the world a healthy baby girl this past Friday, November 12.

Named Madilyn Grace, the baby is the first child of the R&B singer/songwriter, who sounds like he’s already fallen in love with his bundle of joy.

“Salutations all. As my life transforms due to the new life that sprung up on me last night, it’s good to know my folks support. Luv y’all,” Ne-Yo tweeted over the weekend. ‘Much luv to my twit fam and everybody showin’ luv to my new addition!! She’s healthy and happy. Feels like I’m in luv for the first time.”

According to, Ne-Yo was at a charity event for his own foundation when he got the news that Monyetta was in labor -- six weeks before her due date. He and his mother left the event immediately and headed to the Atlanta hospital where the baby was born.