New Year's Eve no-show costs singer Ne-Yo $156,000

FILE-This Jan. 6, 2010 file photo shows American pop and R&B singer Ne-Yo reacts during a press conference in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin,File) (AP)

August 25, 2010 11:40:15 AM PDT
A Maryland judge has ordered R&B singer Ne-Yo and his booking agent to pay more than $156,000 in damages because the performer failed to appear at a 2008 New Year's Eve concert in Washington state.