"Work In Progress" was written and produced by Shaffer Smith and Chuck Harmony. Smith, better known by the stage name Ne-Yo, wrote the 2004 hit "Let Me Love You
" for fellow R&B singer Mario before rising to fame with his debut album, In My Own Words
, in 2006. Harmony is a Nashville-based songwriter who previously worked with Ne-Yo on Celine Dion's Taking Chances
track "I Got Nothin' Left." The pair continued their collaboration, churning out the 2009 Rihanna hit "Russian Roulette
," among other projects.