LETOYA

Toya. T. Toy. Lady Love. The H-Town Chick. LeToya.

She has released some of the most popular songs, appeared in acclaimed film, television and stage projects, and excelled as a business owner. Indeed, LeToya Luckett’s remarkable versatility and wide-ranging talent have made her a renowned figure in entertainment.

The Houston native has enjoyed tremendous success as a solo artist. LeToya’s self-titled debut album LeToya was certified platinum and included the No. 1 hit “Torn” and “She Don’t”. LeToya was named “One of the Best New Artists of 2006” by AOL Music and was awarded as a “Top Songwriter of 2006” by ASCAP for “Torn”. Her 2009 collection, Lady Love, debuted as the No. 1 album on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and featured the Top 10 single “Regret” with Ludacris, as well as such standout selections as “She Ain’t Got…” and “Not Anymore”. Additionally, “Regret” was named to AOL Music’s “Top R&B Songs of 2009” and Billboard’s “Top R&B Songs of 2010”.

When she was only 5 and to her surprise, LeToya was given the opportunity to sing her first solo in her own church. “The lady just gave me the mic one Sunday and I sang,” says LeToya, whose name is described as “victorious one”. “Right after that, I joined the children’s choir and started doing all the school plays. I saw that I had a love for music.”

Soon after, LeToya pursued her newfound passion and became an integral member of Destiny’s Child. LeToya remained with the group for seven years and accomplished numerous successes, most notably becoming a two-time GRAMMY Award winner. During her stint, the group released the gold-certified singles “Bills Bills Bills” and “Say My Name”, both of which LeToya co-wrote on their astonishing sophomore album, The Writing’s On The Wall, which has sold over 17 million copies worldwide.

LeToya has been in the studio recording her highly-anticipated third album, which is set to release in 2014. The album is constructed of very accomplished producers and songwriters and proves to be a versatile collection of work that explores new musical elements while staying true to LeToya. Additionally, she is the new host of Centric’s CultureList that premiered July 21st. LeToya has also been chosen as a lead cast member of the VH1 hit Single Ladies. The new season is slated to premier in early 2014.

LeToya’s current moves in television arrive after a string of noteworthy stage, film and television projects. In 2010, LeToya made her film debut playing the lead character in the Warner Premiere film Preacher’s Kid. The film was released nationwide in select markets and has since become a top DVD seller in its genre. Later in 2010, LeToya had a supporting role in the romantic comedy Killers, starring Aston Kutcher and Katherine Heigl.

Furthermore, LeToya’s momentum continued in 2011 and 2012 with a recurring role on second and third seasons of the HBO TV series Treme. She also had a noteworthy role in the coming-of-age film Note To Self with Christian Keyes, Richard T. Jones and Clifton Powell. LeToya stars alongside Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson and Tom Felton in From the Rough set to release in 2013. The film was inspired by the true story of Dr. Cantana Starks, the first female head coach of an NCAA Division 1 men’s team. Also in 2013, LeToya had a recurring role on the new BET TV series Second Generation Wayans, starred in the new GMC TV series For Richer or Poorer and appears in the forthcoming film The Concerto with Janel Parrish and Jackson Rathbone.

Now, with several television projects in motion and a new album on the way, LeToya still has the world saying her name as she progresses as a woman, artist, actor, entertainer and entrepreneur. “You have to stay true to yourself while also keeping up with the trends in music and this industry,” she says. “I think a lot of people start to lose themselves because people have opinions and they become insecure. But you’ve got to stick to the real reason you wanted to become an artist.”

Mission accomplished for LeToya Luckett.

MUSIC

Until Then...

“Until Then…”, LeToya’s highly anticipated third album solo album will be released later this year. Stay tuned…

"Lady Love" Cover

Lady Love, LeToya’s sophomore album was released on August 25, 2009. The album, coined by MTV as “a R&B classic”, was led by the hit single, “Not Anymore” and the infectious uptempo, “She Ain’t Got…”. The success of the singles helped propel LeToya back to a familiar spot – #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

The album’s third single  “Regret” (featuring rapper Ludacris) was quickly added to LeToya’s ever growing list of hit singles shooting into the Top 10 of Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart based on airplay alone. The song was ranked at #6 on AOL Music’s  “Top R&B Songs of 2009” list and Billboard’s list of the Top R&B Songs of 2010.

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"LeToya" Debut Album Cover

LeToya, the self-titled, platinum-certified debut solo album was released on July 19, 2006 and topped several Billboard charts at #1. LeToya’s debut single, “Torn” moved quickly up the charts peaking at #1 on Urban Radio and at #2 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Its accompanying video broke records by becoming the #1 video on BET’s 106 & Park countdown for 25 consecutive days.

The album’s second single ,”She Don’t” also broke into the Top 20 and contributed to LeToya being named “One of the Best New Artists of 2006” by AOL Music and awarded as a “Top Songwriter of 2006” by ASCAP for “Torn”.

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Drumline: A New Beat will capture the sound and spirit of the first film while welcoming a whole new class to the Atlanta A&T drumline.

The new story follows female lead Danielle “Dani” Raymond (Alexandra Shipp), an upper class Brooklyn girl who defies her parents in order to attend Atlanta A&T so she can join – and revitalize – their once-prominent drumline.  Sean Taylor (Leonard Roberts) from the original film will return to the franchise as Atlanta A&T’s new band director. Sean is looking to make his mark on his alma mater while dealing with “ghosts” from his past: the dean, Dr. Nia Phillips (LeToya Luckett), his brother, Kevin Taylor (Deray Davis) and original Drumline favorite, Devon Miles (Nick Cannon).

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From the Rough is the inspirational true story of Coach Catana Starks from historically black university Tennessee State, who became the first woman ever to coach an all-men’s team at the collegiate level. Through grit and determination, she overcame incredible odds and deep-seated prejudice from all corners to guide a rag-tag group of golfers to an all-time record championship season. From the Rough celebrates this remarkable woman’s triumph against overwhelming odds.
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Single Ladies is a modern, sexy series set in the world of Atlanta fashion, music, and celebrity about Keisha, Raquel and April – best friends with different philosophies on love, sex and relationships, proving not all women have the same desires.

LeToya joined the cast in season 3 as Felicia Price, who rules her company, Price Management, and the music world with an iron stiletto.

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Preacher's Kid

Tired of being a Preacher’s daughter and longing to experience more of life, 20-something Angie King (LeToya Luckett) strikes out on her own for the very first time and joins a traveling gospel show. In this modern-day rendition of the fable of The Prodigal Son, she soon discovers life on the road is tough but fears going home with nothing to show for herself, or worse, to a father who no longer loves her…

* 2011 Black Reel Awards Winner for “Best Independent Film”

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