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Non-Fiction is Ne-Yo's sixth studio album that was released on January 27, 2015 by Motown Records.

TracklistingEdit

  1. Non-Fiction (Intro) 1:27
  2. Everybody Loves / The Def Of You (Interlude) 3:19
  3. Run (featuring Schoolboy Q) / An Island (Interlude) 3:36
  4. Integrity (featuring Charisse Mills) 3:54
  5. One More (featuring T.I.) 4:18
  6. Time Of Our Lives (with Pitbull) 3:49
  7. Who’s Taking You Home 3:48
  8. Coming With You 4:19
  9. Let You What… (Interlude) 0:42
  10. Take You There 3:54
  11. Good Morning / Gon’ Ride (Interlude) 3:40
  12. Make It Easy 3:37
  13. Money Can’t Buy (featuring Jeezy) 4:22
  14. Religious / Ratchet Wit Yo Friends (Interlude) 4:03
  15. She Knows (featuring Juicy J) 3:34
  16. She Said I'm Hood Tho (featuring Candice) 4:05
  17. Story Time 3:12
  18. Why 2:37
  19. Congratulations 4:31
  20. Worth It 3:55
  21. Body On You 3:53

Chart PerformanceEdit

"Non-Fiction" debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, selling 59,000 copies in its first week.

As of March 2015, the album sold over 108,000 in the United States.

Critical ReceptionEdit

"Non-Fiction" was met with mixed reviews from music critics.

At Metacritic, which assigns a "weighted average" rating out of 100 from selected independent ratings and reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 60, which indicates "mixed or average reviews", based on 12 reviews.

Andy Kellman of AllMusic highlighted the tracks "She Knows" and "One More" for being "tough but finely crafted slow jams" and the more uptempo "Coming with You" for being "a dazzling Stargate production like no other that contains a hip-house core and soars", saying that it "contains more standouts than any Ne-Yo album since Because of You."

In a review for Exclaim!, Del F. Cowie wrote that the record was "indicative of an underlying need to placate his various audiences," further explaining that Non-Fiction "delivers an uneven synthesis of the sounds Ne-Yo had already been exploring rather than the promised straight up R&B record."

Rolling Stone's Chuck Arnold felt that Ne-Yo had trouble keeping up the overall concept of the record and said the tracks influenced by Michael Jackson ("Coming with You") and Marvin Gaye ("Integrity") are where he performs best than the ones with more modern leanings.

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