Ryan Leslie is an American singer, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and rapper. Leslie has produced hit singles for various artists including Beyonce, Cassie, Keri Hilson, Britney Spears, and Fabolous. Since 2009 he's been nominated for multiple BET awards including Best Male R&B Artist and Best New Artist, a Soul Train Music Award for Best New Artist in 2010 and a Grammy for Best Contemporary R&B Album in 2011. The sound to the Ryan Leslie experience is just as engaging, fusing thick analogue synths, heavy drums and lush vocal harmonies. His live show features him plus a band, and is explosive, channeling the energy of a young James Brown mixed with the swagger of a modern day Marvin Gaye.