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The scenario for Ne-Yo's new video, for his single "One In A Million" (taken from his upcoming Libra Scale album), is one of those music video concepts I would pay to see take place in real life. Directed by Wayne Isham and a gentleman who goes by the nom de plume "Skeet Scorcese" (obviously a student of cinema, that Skeet), starts with a forlorn Ne-Yo immediately after getting rejected by a lovely young lady.
In "One In A Million," Ne-Yo immediately looks for support from his friends, who, if you couldn't tell by their dandy outfits, double as his backup dancers. Our hero has figured out a way to change this woman's mind: with the power and glory of DANCE!
Now, let's just have a brief reality intermission. First of all, if you tried to pick someone up, got rejected and immediately returned with two of your friends in tow to perform a Michael Jackson-inspired dance routine, you'd have about a 1 in... 600 chance of success.
Will Ne-Yo, who employs some "Matrix"-y superpowers and a couple of bystanders as props in his seduction production, be successful? You'll have to watch his "One In A Million" video to find out. Libra Scale is out in November.