Ne-Yo: ‘Conor Maynard Has The Potential Of Marvin Gaye’
Ne-Yo has nothing but praise for one of the UK’s brightest stars, Conor Maynard, claiming he has the potential to be as big as Motown legend Marvin Gaye. Ne-Yo, who has recently taken over the vice-presidency role at Motown Records, spoke to The Daily Star about Maynard saying: "Conor is amazing. He has the talent, the potential of those guys like Marvin [Gaye] and The Temptations...
"His tone is insane. It's really, really rare that I come across a person that has a tone I wish I had, and he's a good kid mentally. That's too few and far between."
The 'Turn Around' singer also spoke on the comparisons between Maynard and Justin Bieber. However Ne-Yo believes it is only a matter of time before Maynard creates his own legacy as an R&B star and with that, all of the comparisons will be forgotten.
"I don't feel like he's a copycat of Justin Bieber… Conor is going to be around long enough for people to go, 'That's Conor Maynard', as opposed to, 'He sounds like Bieber.'"
Conor Maynard’s debut album ‘Contrast’ is out now and the Brighton born singer is set to start his UK tour at the end of October.
Words: Kristian Galea (@KrisSoAppalled)