Asked by MTV what he's looking forward to this year, the 'Alone With You (Maddie's Song)' hitmaker replied: "You know what? R&B music. Y'all remember slow jams?"
We do Ne-Yo, we do.
"I want R&B to make a comeback in 2013 and I'm gonna try and have something to do with that," he added.
Mind you, if a Sia-penned, Stargate-produced club-tinged banger came along we're pretty sure he'd be happy to release that too.