Ne-Yo just became a father for the first time!
The R&B artist's girlfriend, Monyetta Shaw, went into early labor Friday night and had a baby girl. A rep for the star confirmed the joyous news.
The little cutie's name is Madilyn Grace Smith.
"I've been in love before but this feels like nothing I've ever felt," said Ne-Yo in a brief, poignant statement. "Like I'm in love for the first time."
The birth took place in an Atlanta hospital. Ne-Yo and Monyetta Shaw announced the pregnancy this summer. The baby had been due in January.
Ne-Yo was at a charity event for his foundation when word reached him that Shaw's delivery time had arrived, reported an Atlanta radio station.
Luckily, he made it to the hospital in time. Congratulations!