LESLIE ODOM JR. announces first album of all-original material ‘MR’

Pre-order the album and isten to the single ‘Under Pressure’ HERE.

Grammy and Tony Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, author and actor Leslie Odom, Jr. announces his anxiously awaited first album of all-original material, arriving in early November 2019.  A pre-order will go live along with the release of his first single “Under Pressure” via S-Curve Records/BMG.

Over the past two years, Leslie quietly crafted what would become this new album. His vision crystallized during a writing camp he personally assembled at George Lucas’s world-famous Skywalker Ranch in December 2018, featuring accomplished songwriters from a variety of musical genres. Threading together elements of soul, R&B, jazz, and pop, he now emerges with a singular style as powerful and passionate as it is personal.
About the upcoming album, Leslie Odom Jr. commented, “This is the sound I’ve always wanted. I went back to all of those records I lived in and thought about what made them special. I came to the conclusion it’s got to be a little bit of old and a little bit of new.”

He will be revealing the album title, tour plans, music videos and more in the coming weeks. Be on the lookout for more news soon.

About Leslie Odom, Jr. 
An award-winning vocalist, sharp songwriter, acclaimed author, and consummate showman, Leslie Odom, Jr. entertains, engages, and enthralls audiences around the globe with timeless class, charisma, and charm. He ascended to international renown by originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton in 2016 for which he received a Tony® and GRAMMY® Award, generated hundreds of millions of streams, and earned multiple gold and platinum certifications. Later in 2016, his self-titled jazz debut bowed at #1 on the Soundscan Current and Traditional Jazz Charts. A year later, he returned to the top of multiple charts with the deluxe edition of Simply Christmas, which landed at #1 on the Soundscan and Billboard Jazz Charts. His extensive acting career encompasses everything from SmashLaw & Order: SVUGothamGrey’s AnatomyHouse of Lies, and CSI: Miami to Red Tails and Murder On The Orient Express. Not to mention, he has performed on hallowed stages such as Lincoln Center, Rockefeller Center, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and many others. He published his first book, Failing Up: How To Rise Above, Do Better, and Never Stop Learning in 2018.