Ryan Leslie released his third studio album, Les Is More this week via NextSelection Lifestyle Group/BDG (BDG is distributed by RED Distribution, a division of SONY Music Entertainment). Les Is More is currently #1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop Charts in 8 countries including U.S., Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, and Switzerland.


The album is also #1 for the day at Newbury Comics, a top independent retailer in Boston, MA. Dave Bluestein, buyer at Newbury Comics says “Ryan was kind enough to sign booklets, and on the strength of that, he was #1 for the day beating out Taylor Swift.”


The very first rap album from the Harvard-educated producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, entrepreneur and recording artist, Les Is More is “a fine demonstration of the singer’s skills – his rap skills.” [Associated Press] Ryan Leslie, “a marvel of multitasking,” [NY Times] wrote, arranged, produced and performed on Les Is More, and also directed and edited a series of music videos to accompany each record.


View/Post New Videos: “Maybachs & Diamonds” and “Swiss Francs”


Leslie recently wrapped his first domestic headline tour to rave reviews including one from XXLMag.com, “last night (October 4) the musical dynamo Ryan Leslie tore down a sold out Gramercy Theatre in NYC like a rock star.” Leslie is preparing to kick off the European leg of the Les Is More world tour next week.


Les Is More Tour Dates

Oct 31   Taksim                                         Bochum, Germany

Nov 02  Skatepalace                                  Hanau, Germany

Nov 03  Prime                                            Bielefeld, Germany

Nov 04  Astra Kulturhaus                            Berlin, Germany

Nov 05  Uebel & Gefährlich                         Hamburg, Germany

Nov 07  Uebel & Gefaehrlich                       Hamburg, Germany

Nov 08  Nachtresidenz                               Düsseldorf, Germany

Nov 09  Index                                            Schuttorf, Germany

Nov 10  Halle O2                                       Heidelberg, Germany

Nov 11  Capitol                                          Hannover, Germany

Nov 14  Gibson                                         Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

Nov 15  Backstage                                    Munich, Germany

Nov 16  Q Zurich                                       Zurich, Switzerland

Nov 17  Grand Casino                                Basel, Switzerland

Nov 18  Löwensaal                                    Nuremberg, Germany

Nov 20  Le Cabaret Sauvage                      Paris, France

Nov 21  Cabaret Sauvage                           Paris, France

Nov 23  Pratergalerien                               Vienna, Austria

Nov 24  Zapata                                          Stuttgart, Germany

Nov 26  The Forum, Hertfordshire                Hatfield, United Kingdom

Nov 27  HMV Institute Birmingham              Birmingham, United Kingdom

Nov 28  Manchester Academy 2                 Manchester, United Kingdom

Nov 29  Proud 2                                         London, United Kingdom

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