Ne-YoWith the champagne flowing, Ne-Yo was in high spirits at the release party for his upcoming album 'Libra Scale' on Wednesday night.

The R&B singer, making his first public appearance since the birth of his daughter, was excited to rock the Moet Rose Lounge at LAVO in New York, even though his mind was on girlfriend Monyetta Shaw and their baby girl, who are in Atlanta.

"It was hard to leave. I don't want to miss anything," Ne-Yo tells PopEater. "But I have to get back out here."

Ne-Yo surprised the crowd with a performance at around 12:30AM, launching into 'Champagne Life' while holding a bottle of Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial Rose. He finished with 'One in a Million,' another song from his upcoming album, before telling the crowd to "get really, really drunk tonight."