Having established herself as a chart-topping, platinum-certified artist, songwriter and entrepreneur, LeToya is ready to make her next move on August 25 with the release of the singer’s sophomore album “Lady Love” on Capitol Records.
Already shaping up as the female anthem of 2009 is the album’s lead single, “Not Anymore.” Written and co-produced by Grammy Award-winning artist Ne-Yo, the track pulsates with empowering determination as LeToya’s soulful voice reaches out to females who are “fed up” with straying boyfriends. “That drama … I don’t want it anymore,” she declares. “I dried my eyes and realize/I deserve somebody who treats me right.”
The current single, Regret, featuring Ludacris is already picking up steam and showing promising signs of success as it debuted the most added record to Urban Radio picking up more than 35 adds. The bold, yet sultry vocals of LeToya announces how apologetic her man is for ending their relationship as Ludacris lyrically proclaims how a woman should be treated.
The first single, “Not Anymore” finished No.1 Most Added at Media Base. Among the 42 urban stations that have added the song include such powerhouses as, WJLB/Detroit, KBXX/ Houston, KBFB/Dallas, WPEG/Charlotte, WWPR/New York and WOWI/Norfolk.
The video for “Not Anymore’ was shot in Los Angeles under the direction of Bryan Barber. In addition to Ne-Yo, “Lady Love” boasts production contributions by (Tank, Oak, Bei-Maejor, Neff-U). LeToya also makes cameo appearances on albums by two of her label-mates: “Somebody Else” from Avant’s recently released self-titled album and “Love Rollercoaster” from MIMS’ upcoming sophomore set “Guilt.”
Showcasing a more powerful LeToya, “She Aint Got” speaks of a time when a woman has put years of energy into a relationship and when it’s easily interrupted by a miscellaneous other woman. The video, directed by Bryan Barber, features Orlando Hudson and Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield as LeToya chants “Swing batta, batta” throughout the chorus of the song. An instant visual hit, the video was immediately added to MTV Jams and VH1 Soul, as Music Choice added it as ‘Most Demanded and Choice Cuts’ and the video remained on BET’s 106th & Park countdown for 3 consecutive weeks.
Born and raised in Houston, LeToya (née Luckett) sang her first solo in church at the tender age of five. After meeting Beyoncé Knowles in elementary school, the pair later joined forces as members of Destiny’s Child. During LeToya’s seven-year stint, she co-wrote two of the group’s gold singles, “Bills Bills Bills” and “Say My Name,” and appeared on the group’s breakthrough album, “The Writing’s on the Wall.”
In addition to her musical talents, LeToya’s also a successful entrepreneur. She owns and operates two upscale women’s boutiques called Lady Elle. Now in its sixth year, the clothing store is located in two of Houston’s premium shopping domains, The Galleria and Uptown Park shopping center.
This summer, Luckett will co-star in her first feature film debut and lead role; The Preacher’s Kid in theatres October 30, 2009 and will play alongside Ashton Kutcher & Katherine Heigl in Five Killers due out in 2010.