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Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)


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Story of Song

Ne-Yo explained the idea behind the song in an interview with MTV News: “The song is about the importance of loving yourself, which I felt was something that’s few and far between these days, with everyone getting plastic surgery this and cosmetic surgery that and just not understanding that you being who you are is your perfection. Everybody’s searching for this unreal perfection, and it’s kind of sad, so I feel like the song came along absolutely at the right time.”

Release date

Released July 10, 2012


Mikkel S. Erkisen – Sia Furler – Mark Hadfield – Tor E. Hermansen – Mike Di Scala – Shaffer Smith



Chart Rankings

In the UK, ‘Let Me Love You’ topped the Official Charts Company and became Ne-Yo’s fourth number 1 single. The British Phonographic Industry certified it Gold for sales over 450.000 copies. In the US, it peaked at number 6 on Billboard Hot 100 and topped the US Rhythmic charts. It reached number 4 on the US Dance Club Songs and the US Mainstream Top 40. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it Platinum for sales over 2 million copies. In Australia, it peaked at number 8 and was certified Double Platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). ‘Let Me Love You’ broke the top 10 charts in Belgium, Ireland, Japan, and Scotland. In New Zealand it was certified Platinum, and peaked at number 20. The song was certified Gold in Denmark and Mexico.

Artist’s age on release date

Shaffer Chimere Smith, AKA Ne-Yo, was 31 years old when this song was released

Cover Versions

Travis Garland – Jett  – The Wanted – Rixton – Jason Chen – Jenna Anne (acoustic) – Michelle Montezeri – Paolo (Glee cast) – Seth G. (violin cover) – Jana Katharina – Glee Cast – Kevin Quan – Sam Alves – Tino coury – Maria Z – Other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.

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