In the last few weeks, those of us living on beer budgets have picked up our spirits grooving to Ne-Yo's celebratory single, "Champagne Life." This week the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/producer is out with his fourth album, "Libra Scale." Unbeknownst to many is that "Libra" was initially written as a movie, but when Ne-Yo couldn't execute the idea he turned it into a theatrical musical project. The final result is a Michael Jackson-inspired album that he refers to as an "ensemble piece." ESSENCE.COM spoke with the proud new dad about his baby girl, born November 13, and three reasons why we should all pick up a copy of "Libra Scale."