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(2006 – present)

LeToya Nicole Luckett (born March 11, 1981), known professionally as LeToya, is an American R&B singer-songwriter and actress. She was a founding member of the R&B female group Destiny’s Child, with whom she won two Grammy Awards and released many successful commercial recordings.

After signing a record deal with Capitol Records, she pursued a successful solo career. Her solo debut album, LeToya (2006), topped the US Billboard 200 albums chart in July 2006 and was certified platinum by the RIAA in December 2006. The single, “Torn”, achieved records on BET’s top ten countdown show 106 & Park. She was also named “One of the Best New Artists of 2006” by AOL and the “Top Songwriter of 2006” by ASCAP. Luckett released a second solo album Lady Love on August 25th, 2009 which debuted at #12 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and #1 on the U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Letoya Luckett was born in Houston, Texas to parents of African American and Indigenous American descent and grew up singing in her local Brentwood Baptist Church. She also had vocal lessons to become an opera singer. Her father, who was also a singer, was very proud of his daughter’s vocal talents and tried to promote her in the music business. Luckett is the eldest of two children; she has a younger brother Gavin.

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