Leavin' is the twentieth studio album by American recording artist Natalie Cole, released on September 26, 2006, by Verve Records. The album consists of ten cover versions of various R&B and pop songs and one original song: "5 Minutes Away." It was the second of Cole's albums to be released by Verve Records, and her first album in four years, following Ask a Woman Who Knows (2002). Cole promoted the album as a return to her R&B roots, distancing herself from an identification as a jazz artist.

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  • Leavin' is the twentieth studio album by American recording artist Natalie Cole, released on September 26, 2006, by Verve Records. The album consists of ten cover versions of various R&B and pop songs and one original song: "5 Minutes Away." It was the second of Cole's albums to be released by Verve Records, and her first album in four years, following Ask a Woman Who Knows (2002). Cole promoted the album as a return to her R&B roots, distancing herself from an identification as a jazz artist. After its release, critics gave the album generally positive reviews, praising Cole's interpretations of the covered material, and comparing her favorably to contemporary R&B artists. The album had limited commercial success in the United States, peaking at number 97 on the Billboard 200. Internationally, the album charted in Germany and Switzerland. The album spawned one single – Cole's cover of Aretha Franklin's "Day Dreaming" – with an accompanying music video. She performed the song at the BET special An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Aretha Franklin. She embarked on a theatre tour in the fall of 2006 to support the album. (en)
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