Year of the Gentleman is the third studio album by American recording artist Ne-Yo, released September 16, 2008, on Def Jam Recordings in the United States. Ne-Yo worked with several record producers for the album, including Stargate, Chuck Harmony, Polow da Don, Stereotypes, and Reggie "Syience" Perry, among others.
The album was a commercial success, charting in the top-10 in several countries. It produced four singles, including international hits "Closer", "Miss Independent", and "Mad". Year of the Gentleman reached number two on the US Billboard 200 and has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, for shipments of one million copies in the United States. Making this Ne-Yo's third platinum-selling album and third consecutive top ten album following Because of You in 2007. It has also been certified double platinum by the British Phonographic Industry, for shipments of 600,000 copies in the United Kingdom.