Ryan Leslie Doesn't Fret Over Grammy Shutout

  /  12.28.2009

Ryan Leslie

The-Dream expressed his dismay after his latest album Love vs. Money was shut out of the 2010 Grammy nominations. Another critically praised album, Ryan Leslie’s self-titled debut, was also absent from the list, but the Harvard grad is taking it all in stride.

“I feel like next year is another year,” the producer behind hits for Cassie and Mary J. Blige tells “I think it was Michael Jordan who said, ‘You can’t get points for yesterday’s game.’ I think that’s all in the past now. We can cry, jump up, [and say], ‘Why didn’t I get nominated?’ The fact is I didn’t get nominated.”

R-Les is looking toward the future and hopes to grab a golden gramophone with the recent release of his sophomore album Transition. “The opportunity that I have is I can get nominated for future works, so that means my future work needs to be Grammy worthy.”

–Reporting by Monique Balcarran


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