Letoya Luckett Biography
LeToya Luckett birth name LeToya Nicole Luckett‐Walker is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She is known as LeToya. She is famous for being a member of the RnB girl group Destinys Child. While with the group they won two Grammy Awards and released many recordings. She later went solo after signing a record with Capitol Records. Her solo debut album, LeToya (2006), topped the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart in July 2006 and was certified platinum by the RIAA in December 2006.
Letoya Luckett Age
Luckett was born on 11 March 1981, in Houston, Texas. Moreover, She is 38years old.
Letoya Luckett Family
She is the daughter of Pamela Rochelle (Williams) and Darrell Edwin Luckett. LeToya is mixed with Native American. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented. Her paternal grandmother is Louvella Marie Luckett (the daughter of Floyd Luckett and Celia Carr).
On her mother’s side, LeToya is the granddaughter of Sammie Lee Williams (the son of ? Williams and Cedel Lewis) and Alpha Joreen Basey (the daughter of Leon Basey and Verna Secrectt). In her early life, Luckett sang in her local Brentwood Baptist Church. She also took vocal lessons to become an opera singer. She is the eldest of two children.
Letoya Luckett Career | Education
Letoya Luckett Destiny Child
Luckett meets Beyonce in elementary school. ,” she recalled. Shortly thereafter, she joined the children’s choir and began performing in plays at her elementary school. One day, she walked to her desk in class to find a girl sitting in her seat.
Luckett asked her teacher to remove the girl (who turned out to be Beyoncé Knowles) from her assigned seat. They later became friends and she was invited to join Beyoncé’s singing group Girls Tyme, which later became Destiny’s Child. LeToya joined the RnB group Destiny’s Child In 1993.
The group consisted of Knowles, LaTavia Roberson, and Kelly Rowland. The roles of the group were Knowles as lead vocalist, Rowland as second-lead vocalist plus alongside Roberson and Luckett as background vocalists with Roberson as alto (and spokesperson).
The group first signed with Mathew Knowles the group’s manager (and also Beyoncé Knowles’ father). According to the E! Television Special, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Knowles forced the girls to sign with him before they could sign with the label.
Letoya Luckett Husband
Luckett got engaged to speaker Rob Hill Sr. after a year of dating. The pair got married in January 2016. The couple separated after only two months of marriage. The famous singer then got engaged to entrepreneur Tommicus Walker which she announced via Instagram.
Moreover, Luckett and Walker were married at Villa Antonia in Austin, Texas on December 10, 2017. The happy couple honeymooned in The Maldives and Dubai before coming home and settling into their new life together in Texas. In June 2018, the couple confirmed they were expecting their first child together.
Letoya Luckett Daughter
In June 2018, with a little help from her stepdaughter Madison Walker, 6, Luckett-Walker announced that she and her husband were expecting their first child together. It was through an adorable Instagram video. She gave birth to their daughter Gianna Iman Walker on January 4, 2019.
LeToya Luckett with her husband and daughter Photo
In 2010, Luckett became the new face of Luster’s Hair Care replacing Karyn White. She appeared on the product line’s boxes, billboards, and commercials.
Letoya Luckett Net Worth
LeToya has acquired her wealth through singing, Songwriting, and acting. Her estimated net worth is $5 million dollars.
Letoya Luckett Height
Moreover, Lucketts’ Height is 5′ 7″ (1.7 m).
After being signed and later dropped by Elektra Records. The group eventually signed with Columbia Records in 1997. The group released their debut album in 1998. The album spawned two singles: the platinum “No, No, No Part II” (featuring Wyclef Jean) and “With Me”.
Subsequently, the group made it on the soundtrack album of the romantic comedy Why Do Fools Fall in Love with the song “Get on the Bus” (featuring Timbaland), and later toured as an opening act on TLC’s “Fanmail Tour” and Christina Aguilera’s debut tour. In 1999, the group released their second album, The Writing’s on the Wall.
The album became one of the biggest selling albums released by a female group and was certified eight times platinum in the USA. As opposed to the first album, Luckett had more contribution to the second album in terms of co-writing. The album spawned four hit singles: “Bills, Bills, Bills”, “Bug a Boo”, “Say My Name”, and “Jumpin’ Jumpin'”.
The two singles “Bills, Bills, Bills” and “Say My Name” was also nominated for Grammy awards, which “Say My Name” won in two different categories. The album had also been released in a “Houston Special Edition” which included a bonus track where Luckett sang lead in alongside all other members entitled “Can’t Help Myself”.
Letoya Luckett Solo
Luckett later separated with the group to go solo. Luckett and Roberson created a new group after months of media speculation. They held auditions and Naty Quinones and Tiffany Beaudoin were selected as members. The group recorded a 22-song demo in Atlanta, Georgia, with the help of R&B group Jagged Edge. The group also appeared in Jagged Edge’s video for “Where the Party At (Remix)”.
the production company (581 Entertainment) which handled the group collapsed and all the members of Anjel went on to pursue solo projects. Meanwhile, the recorded tracks were leaked onto the Internet. Luckett joined with Noontime, an Atlanta-based management/production company. Along with Noontime, she recorded a five-song demo and eventually signed with Capitol Records in 2003.
Soon after, she began working on her debut solo album. The first promotional song, “You Got What I Need”, was released in 2004, followed next year by “All Eyes on Me”. She was featured on “My Promise” with her label mate Houston on his debut album It’s Already Written, “What Love Can Do” on the Coach Carter soundtrack.
On “This Is My Life” with former boyfriend and rapper Slim Thug on his album Already Platinum. LeToya’s self-titled debut album was released in July 2006 and debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. LeToya was certified gold after one month and by December 2006, the album had been certified platinum.
Luckett and Beyoncé Knowles are the only members of Destiny’s Child to have an album debut at number one on the Billboard 200 and achieve platinum status in the U.S. Luckett were also named “One of the Best New Artists of 2006” by AOL Music.
In July 2009. while opening for a Mary J. Blige concert, Luckett announced that her upcoming album was going to be named Lady Love, she then introduced and performed two new songs “Lady Love” and “Don’t Let Me Get Away”.
The Wendy Williams
On December 10, a buzz track, Swagger, that features rappers such as Slim Thug, Killa Kyleon and Bun B leaked onto the Internet. In 2008, Luckett was featured on Webbie’s single “I Miss You” which was a moderate success. In January 2014, Luckett announced the title of her third studio album on The Wendy Williams Show, Until Then, with a planned 2016 release.
On February 11, 2014, Luckett released the first promo single Don’t Make Me Wait from the upcoming album “Until Then”. A remix featuring rapper T.I. was released on March 10, 2015. On December 7, 2016, she released the single Back 2 Life. on January 10, 2017.
April 10, 2017, Luckett posted on her Twitter page that her third studio album will be released on May 12, 2017, with the album title changing from “Until Then” to “Back 2 Life”. On April 17, 2017, a second single from the album named Used To, was released.
LeToya has had two web series of herself on YouTube. In 2006, she did H-Town Chic; and in 2012, she did Life, Love & Music.
2006: H-Town Chic
A three episode series on YouTube featuring the singer explaining her role in Destiny’s Child and discussing her first self-titled album LeToya.
2012: Life, Love & Music
A six-episode series on YouTube giving an inside look at the singer’s life and the recording process of her third album.
Lady Elle Boutique
In 2003, Luckett became the owner of Lady Elle Boutique, an upscale women’s boutique. She originally opened this clothing boutique in the Uptown Park shopping center in her hometown of Houston, Texas as Lady L Boutique but later renamed it to Lady Elle Boutique. In 2008, the singer opened the store’s second location in The Galleria in Houston, Texas.
After the release of her first solo album, Luckett became involved in philanthropic activity. She has participated in various events like the “Women in Entertainment Empowerment Summit”. Luckett was also part of the national tour of the “Hip-Hop Summit Action Network ‘Get Your Money Right’ a Financial Empowerment Summit.”
Moreover, LeToya visits schools to motivate and encourage children to study and to further their education after graduation. She also speaks on the subject of violence and domestic abuse.
- LeToya (2006)
- Lady Love (2009)
- Back 2 Life (2017)
Luckett’s first role on television was on the WB show Smart Guy in 1998 with Destiny’s Child. She appeared in the movie Killers, released June 4, 2010, along with Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl, Tom Selleck, and Usher. Luckett finished shooting the movie From the Rough along with Taraji P. Henson and Tom Felton.
For the second season, Luckett was cast in the HBO drama series Treme. Luckett has been a student at Tasha Smith’s acting workshop. In 2013, Luckett landed a recurring role on VH1 television series Single Ladies. Currently, Luckett is in a recurring role on the OWN TV series Greenleaf as Rochelle Cross.
Letoya Luckett Albums
- Back 2 Life 2017
- Lady Love 2009
- LeToya 2006
- Coach Carter 2005
- What It Do! 2005
- The Mind Speaks Volume 2009
Letoya Luckett Lady Love
Lady Love is the second studio album by American R&B recording artist LeToya originally scheduled for release several times in 2008. After corporate restructuring at Capitol Records, the album was released on August 25, 2009, in the United States.
Letoya Luckett Back 2 Life
Back 2 Life is the third studio album by American R&B singer LeToya Luckett, released on May 12, 2017, through eOne Music Entertainment. The album was preceded by two singles—”Back 2 Life” and “Used To”. The album debuted at number 91 on the Billboard 200, marking her lowest charting album in the United States to date.
Letoya Luckett Wedding | Wedding Dress
Letoya Luckett Greenleaf Character
Greenleaf is an American television drama series, created by Craig Wright, and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate Television. Clement Virgo also serves as an executive producer and director. It stars Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, and Merle Dandridge. Greenleaf premiered on the Oprah Winfrey Network on June 21, 2016.
Greenleaf follows the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family with scandalous secrets and lies, and their sprawling Memphis megachurch with predominantly African-American members. The series’ lead characters are Bishop James Greenleaf (David) and Lady Mae Greenleaf (Whitfield).
They are the patriarch and matriarch of the Greenleaf family, and Grace Greenleaf (Dandridge), their estranged daughter. She has returned home after 20 years following the mysterious death of her sister, Faith.