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R&B singer Ne-Yo and his girlfriend welcomed their first baby together last Friday (November 12).

The ‘Sexy Love’ singer rushed from a charity event on Friday to the Atlanta hospital where Shaw was taken after she went into an early labour, according to People.

The couple have named their daughter Madilyn Grace Smith. The baby was due in January, and the couple were reportedly forced to host a baby shower at the hospital yesterday.

Ne-Yo, 28, told People: “I’ve been in love before but this feels like nothing I’ve ever felt. Like I’m in love for the first time.”

Earlier this year, Ne-Yo spoke on his fear of becoming a father.

“I’m going to have my first child in January. I’m terrified, I’m gonna be all the way honest. I’ve never seen myself as a father, you know what I mean? I knew eventually I would get married and have kids and all of that stuff. By the way, the marriage rumors aren’t true. Let’s clear that up. I’m not engaged, I’m not to be married. But the baby rumor is true…My mom was my mom and my dad. I didn’t need the male role model. I figure if I do it the way my mom did it, then my kid is going to be fine.”