Ne-Yo is 36 now. With his upcoming performance of The Wiz in the back of his mind, the R&B singer celebrated his birthday on Tuesday night with a private party at PS 450 in NYC. Of course there were friends, family, and a big bottle of Belaire – Rick Ross would be proud – but Ne-Yo also had a cello performance of “Happy Birthday.”

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A source mentioned to Page Six, despite the absence of his pregnant lady, Ne-Yo was a perfect gentleman.

“There were plenty of girls at the party,” the source says. “But he mostly hung out and laughed with his boys and enjoyed the great music.” You go boy.

Check out the birthday boy in the gallery at the top.

Speaking of Ne-Yo’s wife and the mother of his future child took to the ‘Gram to deliver a heartfelt message for her man.

It’s yo birthday, it’s yo birthday! My king, my confidant, my love, my FRIEND I love you to the moon and back! You are my strength, my backbone and my protector. I can’t imagine life without you in it. I can’t wait to be your wife. I can’t wait to have your son . I can’t wait for our forever! None of it means nothing without you boy ooooooh! #Neyo #SjDaddy #AlliNeed

SOURCE: [via]