International superstar producer and DJ Benny Benassi is no stranger to creating memorable tracks. As showcased by his collaborations with top R&B artists, career highlights include “Beautiful People” and “Paradise” with Chris Brown, “Dance The Pain Away” with John Legend, “LOVELIFE” with Jeremih which peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Dance and Media Base Radio Charts, and his most recent single “Pull It” with Vedo & Raiche. On October 22, Benny Benassi released his latest anthem “Let Me Go” featuring the luscious vocals of NE-YO.
“Let Me Go” marks the first time the two major artists working together. Created during the pandemic, NE-YO and Benassi traded files digitally pinging the song back and forth between American and European continents which resulted in the pop crossover track heard today. The dance floor burner, produced by Benassi and his BB Team in Italy, is highlighted by the R&B superstar’s powerful performance of asking to be let go by unrequited love.
“I’ve been a fan of NE-YO from day one. I was looking for the right voice to set this track on fire,” shares Benny Benassi. “I was so thrilled when he said he wanted to record it. His performance is so stylish and beautiful. I am honored!”
“This song feels like heartache at a party,” adds Ne-Yo. “I see girls singing it at the top of their lungs! Dance to it, cry to it, do em’ both at the same time! Enjoy!”
Meanwhile on October 16, he attended the Festa del Cinema di Roma, Rome’s major international film festival for the screening of ‘Benny Benassi: Equilibrio,’ the documentary film highlighting his career featuring cameos from David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Tiesto, Chiara Ferragni, Paul Oakenfold, SOFI TUKKER, Pasquale Rottella and more.
About NE-YO: NE-YO, who is now in his fourth season as a judge on NBC’s “World of Dance,” has sold a cumulative 20+ million adjusted albums worldwide. The Motown Records/Compound Entertainment recording artist has won three GRAMMY awards and has been honored with a total of 14 nominations. His first single, 2005’s “So Sick,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was certified quadruple Platinum. Since then, he has racked up a collection of hit singles – including “Sexy Love,” “Closer,” “Because of You,” “Miss Independent” and “Push Back” featuring Bebe Rexha and Stefflon Don. Three of his albums have entered SoundScan’s Top Current Albums chart at No. 1.
He has proven to be as powerful with his pen as he is in the recording studio and on stage. The Las Vegas native quickly became known as a go-to hitmaker, penning bangers like Rihanna’s “Unfaithful,” “Russian Roulette,” and “Take a Bow,” along with Beyoncé’s 2006 breakup anthem “Irreplaceable” and songs for such artists as Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, among others. In addition to “World of Dance,” NE-YO’s film and television credits include "Save the Last Dance," "Battle: Los Angeles," "Stomp the Yard," George Lucas' "Red Tails," "Empire," "The Wiz Live!" and “Step Up: High Water” now in his third season debuting on Starz.
About Benny Benassi: Hailing from provincial Northern Italy, world-class DJ & producer Benny Benassi is a name needing a little introduction, but always deserving of wide admiration and acclaim. He is the GRAMMY award-winning artist known worldwide for his #1 hit “Satisfaction” which was accompanied by its game-changing music video, the genre breaking remix of Public Enemy’s “Bring The Noise” and played a key role in launching Skrillex into the stratosphere via his remix of Benny’s song “Cinema.” With a career spanning twenty-plus years, Benassi is renowned as a humble, authentic and charming icon who has grown from a club DJ to a festival king all the while building a vast discography that has yielded tens of millions of record sales around the globe. Trademarking his unique infusion of house and electro, Benassi has continued to create music which is a clear evolution of this signature sound but never deviating too far. The rich history of Benny’s career is clearly demonstrated across his four artist albums Hypnotica (2003), Rock N Rave(2008), Electroman (2011) and Danceaholic (2013) which feature stand out singles featuring the likes of Lil Yachty, Serj Tankian, T-Pain and Kelis, among many others. Beyond his own productions he’s brought his sound to a wider musical audience with a flurry of productions for the likes of The Rolling Stones, Madonna,Bob Marley&The Wailers, Giorgio Moroder, and Sean Paul. Look for Benny Benassi to release his fifth artist album in 2022 which will be highlighted by major collaborations alongside his one-of-a-kind productions.