Posts Tagged ‘Ryan Leslie’

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Soul Train Music Awards 2009

November 30, 2009

For those who missed the Soul Train Music Awards 2009 tonight, here are videos of some of the night’s performances… Watch ‘em on Crosby Street TV

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Sound Decisions: Ryan Leslie

November 16, 2009

A behind the scenes look at Ryan Leslie’s creative process for his latest album, Transition — shot in Harlem and during his Oct. 13 visit to the Yahoo! Yodel Studio in Times Square. Produced by Phear Creative, Yahoo! and Ryan Leslie.

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Ryan Leslie as never seen before

November 6, 2009

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A nice gallery of Ryan Leslie’s pictures from the Essence photoshoot

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2009 Soul Train Awards

November 5, 2009
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Beyonce stunned on them after taking three top prizes at the ceremony : Best Female R&B/ Soul artist,Song of the Year : Single Ladies, I Am… Sasha Fierce : Album of the Year.

Neither of them desserving the price, i was bewildered by the fact that she lost out on the “ Prestigious Record of the Year “ tittle that went to Jamie Foxx for T-pain autotune collaboration” Blame it”.Is that a joke ? I mean are they really serious ?Then they wonder why the music industry nowadays lacks soul on the top of being a corporate piece of trash.

Meanwhile Keri Hilson was a double winner walking away with the Best New Artist award and Best collaboration for Knock You Down, her hit with Kanye West and Ne-yo.

Soul star Maxwell, who was nominated in four categories, only managed to win one, for Best Male R&B/Soul Artist, beating competition from the likes of Robin Thicke and Raphael Saadiq.

Angie Stone, Erykah Badu and Fantasia collaborated with rap pioneer Melle Mel to honour Khan, singing her hits Through the Fire and Tell Me Something Good. 
They weren’t the only singers to bring the audience to their feet – Chico DeBarge, Boyz II Men, Johnny Gill and Estelle hit the stage with actress presenter Taraji P. Henson to belt out a medley of Motown hits to mark the label’s 50th anniversary.


The awards show, co-hosted by actor Terrence Howard, will air on U.S. TV on 29November (09).

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Ryan Leslie’s new single “I Choosed You”

November 2, 2009
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Here is a brand new track from Ryan Leslie titled I Choosed You, the cut will appear on Ryan’s upcoming new album Transition.Ryan doesn’t make crappy music that will get the label to invest millions on radio play, and ultimately end up irrelevant in 4 months.Ryan makes music that is timeless.  I don’t know if he will put up big sales numbers, but I do think he is really solidifying his brand.  I honestly believe that Ryan is here to stay, so I recommend that on November 3rd you go out, pick up that album, and get familiar.He’s not just some entertainer that sings and dances, he is an Artist.The album presentation has been so off the hook that he’ll do it again on November 4th at the Times Center in Manhattan.Also on the program a documentary-style film about the inspiration and the making of Transition that will offer a lens into Ryan’s mind and heart.

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Ryan Leslie – “Transition” is here!

October 22, 2009

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Ryan Leslie is the guy who discovered one hit wonder R&B-pop singer Cassie and produced her only hit, “Me and You,” back in 2006. And if he can turn someone with as little singing talent as her into a star (albeit temporarily), then it’s not a stretch to say that he can become a successful artist himself.