Can Ne-Yo find the next Diana Ross?

The singer-songwriter is looking for the next music superstar in his new job as senior VP of A&R at Motown Records. He also will record for the label, making his Motown debut this summer with the release of his fifth studio album.

Ne-Yo issued this statement:

I'm honored that I've been given such a prestigious title and trusted with such responsibility; terrified because I know that playing this role in the fashion of one of my career role models, Mr. Smokey Robinson  -- these are big shoes to fill. But trust, I can handle it."