R+B singer Ne-Yo is planning an unusual collaboration for his next album - he wants to record a track with shock rocker Marilyn Manson.
The Closer hitmaker started out in the music industry as a behind-the-scenes songwriter, penning huge hits for the likes of R+B superstars Beyonce and Rihanna.
And after launching his own successful solo career, he has decided he is ready to take on rock - and wants to surprise his fans by working with iconic goth star Manson.
He says, "I'm also trying to get hold of Marilyn Manson about an idea I have. Ne-Yo goes rock - you heard it here first!"