Having established herself as a chart-topping, platinum-certified artist, songwriter and entrepreneur, LeToya is ready to make her next move on June 23 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.”
Out the box, “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.
Showcasing a more powerful LeToya, “Not Anymore” is a fitting next chapter in Letoya’s evolving career. A founding member of the multi-platinum group Destiny’s Child, LeToya forged her solo status in 2006 with the emotional ballad “Torn.” The No. 1 urban mainstream hit about the travails of a strained relationship spent a record-breaking 24 days at No. 1 as the most requested video on BET’s “106 & Park.”
It also paved the way to gold- and platinum-certified success for the singer’s self-titled debut album. Featuring production by Bryan-Michael Cox and Jermaine Dupri, the set bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. LeToya went on to garner accolades as Top Songwriter of 2006 by ASCAP and one of AOL’s best new artists that same year.
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.”
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.”
Not only is she a talented singer, 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 Houston’s Uptown Park shopping center.
This summer, Luckett will co-star in her first feature film debut; The Preacher’s Kid and is set to begin pre-production on a comedy from Lionsgate Films.