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Transition is the second album by R&B singer-songwriter and producer Ryan Leslie.[6] This is the second album by Leslie released in 2009, nine months after his self-titled debut album. The entire album is written, arranged, produced and engineered by Ryan Leslie. It was inspired by a lady whom Leslie met during a rehearsal for his showcase at New York's S.O.B.'s. They went on to have a relationship during the summer of 2009, which the album tells the story of.[7] The first single for the album is entitled "You're Not My Girl", which was released in July 2009. The second single "I Choose You" was released in January 2010. The album was nominated for Best Contemporary R&B album at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. The Album has sold 60,000 copies in US.

Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 3, 2009
GenreR&B, hip hop
LabelNextSelection Lifestyle Group, Casablanca Records, Universal
ProducerRyan Leslie
Ryan Leslie chronology
Ryan Leslie
Les Is More
Singles from Transition
  1. "You're Not My Girl"
    Released: June 29, 2009
  2. "I Choose You"
    Released: January, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
DJBooth.net3.0/5 stars[2]
Hiphopdx3.0/5 stars[3]
Rap2k4.0/5 stars[4]
Sound-Savvy3.0/5 stars[5]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Ryan Leslie, except "Something That I Like" co-written with Pusha T; "Is It Real Love?" co-written with Walter Williams.

1."Never Gonna Break Up"4:13
2."Something That I Like" (featuring Pusha T)4:08
4."Is It Real Love?"4:04
5."Sunday Night"4:27
6."You're Not My Girl"3:54
7."To the Top"4:53
9."Guardian Angel"3:31
10."All My Love"4:24
11."I Choose You"2:54


  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Review: Transition". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 November 2009.
  2. ^ S, Nathan. "Ryan Leslie "Transition" Reviewed". DJBooth. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
  3. ^ E. Ketchum III, William. "Review: Transition". hiphopdx. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
  4. ^ Milk, Bobby. "Review: Transition". rap2k. Archived from the original on December 5, 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2009.
  5. ^ P, Mack. "Album Review: Ryan Leslie - Transition". Sound-Savvy. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
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  7. ^ Never Gonna Break Up Songfacts