Ne-Yo's Double Premiere
This was the first time that "106 & Park" has ever hosted a double video premiere of such lengthy clips. No word in the announcement, if they planned to re-air the videos for those that missed them as VEVO premiered 4-minute versions of each video.
Libra Scale, scheduled for September 21st release, is the follow-up to Ne-Yo's RIAA platinum Year Of The Gentleman.
The story centers on the misadventures of 'The Gentlemen,' the trio of Jerome (played by Ne-Yo), Clyde and Leroy. After encountering a mysterious figure, the three are granted everything they could ever want – money, fame, cars, girls...and superpowers; the only catch being that they cannot fall in love. For Clyde and Leroy, the pre-condition is easy. Not so for Jerome (Ne-Yo), who falls for Pretty Sinclair, a vivacious no-nonsense stunner. He captures her heart and they begin a relationship – which is when she contracts a strain of his super-powers and suffers an adverse reaction that effectively drives her crazy.
The plot thickens as she is transformed into 'Diamond Eye,' a monster who sets about destroying the Gotham-like city. At this point, the mysterious figure re-appears. Disappointed in Jerome, he offers him an ultimatum: allow Diamond Eye and Pretty Sinclair both to die, and the city is saved – or allow Pretty Sinclair to live and reverse all the damage Diamond Eye has done, but Jerome must die. Will he choose "the love of his life" or his own "love of life?" We are left with Jerome weighing up the decision on a 'Libra Scale'...hence the album's title.
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