LeToya Luckett
American R&B singer-songwriter and actress
LeToya Luckett
LeToya Nicole Luckett, known professionally as LeToya, is an American R&B singer-songwriter and actress. She was an original member of the R&B 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's been having a successful solo career. Her solo debut album, LeToya, topped the U.S.
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Yes, Yes, Yes! Destiny's Child's First Single Came Out 19 Years Ago This Week
Huffington Post - 3 months
It’s hard to remember a time without our savior Beyoncé Knowles and her disciples Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, combining their powers to create Destiny’s Child. But we once existed without them ― a land before time known as “the early to mid-‘90s.”  We won’t dwell on what life was like sans this pop/R&B music group. Instead, we’ll choose to remember the day they came into our lives: Nov. 11, 1997. On this historic day, Destiny’s Child’s first single, “No No No,” hit the airwaves. (Williams was not part of the original group; in her place were members LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett.)  The group took to social media Friday to remember their big day and it’s got us all like “Yes Yes Yes:”  “No, No, No,” the first single by Destiny’s Child ft. @wyclef, was released on this day in 1997! https://t.co/9qZhARov3R — Destiny's Child (@destinyschild) November 11, 2016 “No, No, No,” the first single by Destiny’s Child, was ...
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On the "A" w/Souleo: LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross Find Meaning in Film <i>Go For Sisters</i>
Huffington Post - over 3 years
When actresses LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross finished reading the script for two-time Oscar nominee John Sayles' new film, Go For Sisters, they immediately knew they wanted to be cast in it since they appreciated the script's sensitivity in dealing with issues of sisterhood and race. LisaGay Hamilton in "Go For Sisters" Credit: John Castillo "I like the fact that he didn't pit these two female characters against each other which sometimes comes up in many scripts -- women scratching at each other and all that stuff," Ross says. In the film Ross' character, Fontayne, has just been released from jail for drug violations and is reunited with her old friend and newly appointed parole officer, Bernice (Hamilton). When Bernice's son goes missing on the Mexican border she enlists the street savvy skills of Fontayne to help find her son. Against the backdrop of an ensuing cat-and-mouse game the film explores the universal human condition which made the script even more appealing t ...
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VH1's 'Single Ladies' To Launch Ebook Series Leading Up To Season 3 Premiere
Huffington Post - over 3 years
After netting two successful seasons, VH1’s popular scripted series “Single Ladies” is set to ring in the New Year with season 3, premiering on January 6 at 9PM ET/PT. Produced by the network and Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment, the all-new season will mark the return of LisaRaye McCoy (Keisha), Denise Vasi (Raquel), and Charity Shea (April) reprising their respective roles as they navigate through personal challenges and romance in the city of Atlanta. The three ladies will also be joined by some new faces this season, portrayed by LeToya Luckett, Damien Dante Wayans, and Lesley-Ann Brandt. As a special treat, the network has also announced the launch of a “Single Ladies” eBook series written by New York Times best-selling author, Ashley Antoinette. According to a press release, the series is set between the season 2 finale and the premiere of season 3 and will focus on the lives of the show’s three lead characters. Beginning November 26th, fans can purchase the fir ...
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Slim Thug, LeToya Luckett Gearing Up For 'Love & Hip Hop' Houston?
MTV News - over 3 years
By Sowmya Krishnamurthy First New York, then Atlanta and now, it looks like "Love &amp; Hip Hop" is heading down south to Houston, Texas. The YBF shares that the reality show will get an H-Town spin-off and rappers Slim Thug and Willie D of the Geto Boys are set to star on the show. The site adds that Slim Thug's ex girlfriend, LeToya Luckett of Destiny's Child fame, will also be on board. Slim and LeToya broke up when he allegedly impregnated another woman so expect serious drama in this storyline. In 2011, Slim openly shared that he got another woman pregnant and that was the cause of the break up. As of now, Slim Thug is denying being on the show but that could be due to contractual reasons. "That #LHHH thing is a rumor" he tweeted (notably using the hashtag) and added, "Well At least the part that says I'm on it." Other cast members rumored to be a part of the show include stripper-turned-aspiring performer Jhonni Blaze (who calls herself the Queen of Houston on Twit ...
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Taraji Celebrates '365Black' With McDonalds
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Among this year's many festivities taking place in New Orleans during the Essence Music Festival, the 10th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards were held Saturday at the city’s Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The event was hosted by Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson. It recognized African-American culture and the achievements of selected individuals who have made an impact in their communities over the year. Honorees included Grammy Award-winning singer-philanthropist Gladys Knight, supermodel Beverly Johnson, education leader Steve Perry, Chicago White Sox Executive Vice President Kenny Williams, McDonald’s owner Roland Parrish, teen entrepreneur Leanna Archer, and youth environmentalist Charles Orgbon. “I am so proud to host the 10th anniversary of these awards and to meet all the amazing honorees ... heroes and all,” Henson told The Huffington Post prior to the event. “We are honoring American history and the people who shape our world and make us better.” ...
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On The Party Scene: Cassie Hits Hollyweird Looking Hot, Magic’s Big Gay Son EJ Flossin’ His Fashionisto Steez Again
Bossip - over 3 years
Out flossin’ them big ol’ fake racks we see! Cassie was spotted leaving Aventine Restaurant in Hollyweird late Friday after a “Ciroc Girls” dinner with friends. She was joined by Lola Monroe And LeToya Luckett The paps didn’t catch them, but Cassie and the girls shared lots of photos on IG. The group outing also included Adrienne Bailon and Rick Ross’ wifey Ishateria. More photos when you continue. GSIMedia &lt;!-- var google_adnum = 0; function google_ad_request_done(google_ads) { var s = ''; var i; if (google_ads.length == 0) { return; } if (google_ads.length == 1) { s += '&lt;div&gt;&lt;a class="abg" href="' + google_info.feedback_url + '" style="color:#414141;position:relative;float:left;"&gt;Ads by Google&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style="clear:both;"&gt;&lt;/div&gt;' + '&lt;span class="abgLine1" style="color:#23364F;margin-right:10px;"&gt;' + '&lt; ...
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Former Destiny's Child Member Critiques Super Bowl Halftime Show
Popeater - about 4 years
When Destiny's Child reunited during the Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday, one of the group's original members was watching from home. Celebuzz caught up with former Destiny's Child member LaTavia Roberson to hear her thoughts on Beyonce's Halftime Show and the reunion with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. “Obviously, seeing Beyonce perform was the highlight for me,” the 31-year-old told Celebuzz. “I got a real surprise when both Kelly [Rowland] and Michelle [Williams] both popped-up on the stage like that.” Continuing, “I thought they all looked great and did a good job with their dance moves. Beyonce was especially amazing. She looked fabulous and her voice was really strong. During the performance somebody texted me to say they could not hear Kelly and Michelle sing. It was so noisy in the house where we watched the performance that I did not really notice anything wrong. But who knows? They probably had some technical problems.” Visit Celebuzz to read ...
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Keyshia Cole Trashes Michelle Williams' Super Bowl Performance
US Magazine - about 4 years
Keyshia Cole was less than impressed with the Destiny's Child reunion during Super Bowl XLVII. The outspoken R&amp;B singer, 31, shared her candid -- and cruel -- commentary with her 217,577 Twitter followers in a series of posts Feb. 4. Beyonce Knowles, 31, Kelly Rowland, 31, and Michelle Williams, 32, performed "Bootylicious," "Independent Women Part 1" and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" during the Mercedes-Benz halftime show; celebrities including Kelly Clarkson, Jimmy Fallon, Sophia Bush and Chris Colfer praised the medley via Twitter. PHOTOS: See all the stars who lit up the Super Bowl! "F-ck that shit up then Beyonce! Bad bitch central," Cole wrote of the headliner, who also performed a selection of her solo hits. "I think I was frightened to blink for a sec. Then Michelle sung and woke my ass up from my daze! She always f-cking the groove up." VIDEO: The highlights from Beyonce's Super Bowl performance After Destiny's Child fans targeted Cole's Twitter account ...
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Destiny's Child: A Look Back
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Ever since Beyonce's announcement that Destiny's Child was reuniting to release its first album since 2004's "Destiny Fulfilled," we at HuffPost Celebrity have been filled with nostalgia for the beloved girl group. In fact, we can't stop listening to decade-old favorites, like "Say My Name" and "Jumpin' Jumpin'." In honor of their forthcoming album, "Love Songs," we're taking a look back at Destiny's Child -- from the late-'90s lineup, which included LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett, to current members Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
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How Dreadful: LeToya Luckett&#8217;s Fans Read Her For Filth
Crunktastical - almost 5 years
Miss Jia: LeToya Luckett fans read her for filth plus new music from Usher Concrete Loop: Young Jeezy finally gets his shout out from President Obama Dlisted: But is the bunch funky up under that? Ronald Matters: Queen Creole dishes how she lost her baby weight Necole Bitchie: House Mother Kanye can’t keep his beat together while on a date with Kim Follow C+D on Twitter and like us on Facebook!
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LeToya Luckett Praises Bey's Body
HIP HOP Blog - about 5 years
''She Is Fierce, Honey!'' 6:00AM ET February 10th, 2012 Contributor : Erica Moore A Rocky Williform Company While the world marvels at Beyonce post-baby body, two of her former Destiny's Child bandmates seemed to be the most impressed of all. Both <a class="fplink fp-170369" href="/letoya+luckett+1">LeToya Luckett</a> and Michelle Williams sang Bey's praises when they were asked about the superstar diva's figure. "First of all, I already know, Bey stays in the gym and she's not gonna let none of THIS happen," LeToya told TheYBF. "I know she done shook that weight already....so you gotta love her." "Honey...she is fierce honey!" Michelle added--and also praised baby Blue. "She is darling and absolutely amazing and so, so gorgeous."
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Beyoncé's baby delays film? - S2Smagazine.com
Google News - over 5 years
Among Sunday&#39;s tweets were congratulations from Bey&#39;s celebrity contemporaries, such as LeToya Luckett, who tweeted, &quot;WOW!! In tears!! Congrat&#39;s BEY &amp; JAY! What a beautiful performance Bey! #glowin.&quot; Dawn Richard agreed, posting what ran through
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Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, more congratulate Beyonce and Jay Z on baby - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
Celebrating the couple&#39;s first child, announced Sunday, fellow chart-topping music artists including Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, Busta Rhymes and former Destiny&#39;s Child singer LeToya Luckett offered up support online. &quot;Congrats on the baby B and Jay,&quot;
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Boney James to play Smooth Music Festival - The Augusta Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
His latest record, Contact, released in March, features guest appearances from several R&amp;B vocalists, including: Heather Headley, LeToya Luckett, Mario, and Donell Jones. “I&#39;m super proud of the record,” said James, a three-time Grammy nominee who last
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Teairra Mari Gets Popped For Drunk Driving In Los Angeles x Attacks Officer - Fresh Like Dougie
Google News - over 5 years
Teairra had re-tweeted a post for a &#39;Birthday Bash&#39; she was jointly hosting in Beverly Hills at club Tru located at 1600 Argyle, along with Tank, LeToya Luckett, and Quincy. It would appear that this was the location where the singer/actress had her
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Kevin Hart, Terrence J, Letoya Luckett, Jill Scott and More Support Steve ... - Gossip On This
Google News - over 5 years
Hosted by Steve Harvey, the 2011 Hoodie Awards featured appearances from R&amp;B singer Letoya Luckett, actor/BET personality Terrence J, actor/comedian Kevin Hart, gospel singers Tye Tribbett, Marvin Sapp, &amp; Kirk Franklin, actresses Tisha Campbell-Martin
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of LeToya Luckett
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 33
    She got engaged to businessman Rob Hillman in 2015 after dating for a year. They later quietly married in 2016, and divorced later in the year.
    More Details Hide Details In 2010, Luckett became the new face of Luster's Hair Care replacing Karyn White. She appears on the product line's boxes, billboards and commercials. Luckett is the owner of Lady Elle Boutique. She originally opened this successful clothing boutique in 2003 in the Uptown Park shopping center in her hometown of Houston, Texas as "Lady L Boutique" but renamed it to "Lady Elle Boutique". The store is an upscale women's boutique. She has opened a second location in The Galleria in Houston, Texas. During the post first solo album era, Luckett also became involved in philanthropic activity. She has been participating in various events like the "Women in Entertainment Empowerment Summit". She was part of the national tour of the "Hip-Hop Summit Action Network ‘Get Your Money Right’ a Financial Empowerment Summit." She visits schools to motivate and encourage kids to study and to further their education after graduation. She also speaks on the subject of violence and domestic abuse.
    On January 16, 2015, Luckett released "Together" inspired to end illegal gun violence in America in recent partnership with the Caliber Foundation.
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    On January 5, 2015, Luckett released a track "I'm Ready" on her YouTube channel.
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  • 2013
    Age 31
    In 2013, Luckett landed a recurring role on VH1 television series Single Ladies
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 28
    She appeared in the movie Killers, released June 4, 2010, along with Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl, Tom Selleck and Usher.
    More Details Hide Details Luckett finished shooting the movie From the Rough along with Taraji P. Henson and Tom Felton. For the 2nd season, Luckett was cast in the HBO drama series Treme. Luckett has been a student at Tasha Smith's acting workshop.
    Luckett was the star of the movie Preacher's Kid, which was released in January 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 27
    Luckett released a second solo album, Lady Love on August 25, 2009, which debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and also as No. 12 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.
    More Details Hide Details Luckett has since become an actress. She was the star of the movie Preacher's Kid. She's part of the cast of the feature films Killers and From the Rough and had a recurring role on the second season of the HBO TV series Treme, and on the third season of the VH1 TV series Single Ladies.
    Released in February 2009, it became the most added song at urban radio, debuting at number ninety-eight on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart before peaking at number eighteen and just missing the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, peaking at number 107.
    More Details Hide Details A music video for the single was shot on February 13, 2009. Directed by Bryan Barber, the music video is set in the 1960s and is split into 3 sections/time periods – 1961, 1964 and 1968. The sets, costumes and props change accordingly in each section to show the trends, fashions and styles of those particular years. The video was released on March 10, 2009, and peaked at number three on the 106 & Park video countdown. "She Ain't Got" the album's second single, was produced by Cory Bold and written by LeToya, Andre Merritt, Chris Brown and Bold. Chosen by fans, it became the first LeToya single to carry a Parental Advisory label, though a "clean" version was also released. It became the most added song on rhythmic radio, peaking at number thirty-nine on the Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 chart, while peaking at number seventy-five on the Billboard Pop 100 Airplay chart and number twenty on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play. However, the single was most successful in Japan where it peaked at number forty-nine on the Japan Hot 100. A music video, directed by Bryan Barber was shot on June 3, 2009 and premiered on Yahoo Music on June 30, 2009, featuring guest star Major League Baseball players Orlando Hudson and Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers as well as Baseball Hall of Fame member Dave Winfield. "Regret", featuring rapper Ludacris, was produced by Tank and Jerry "Texx" Franklin and written by Tank, LeToya, Franklin, K. Stephens, J. Valentine, R. Newt and C. Bridges.
  • 2008
    Age 26
    She hit the road from January 31, 2008 to March 2, 2008.
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  • 2006
    Age 24
    Luckett dated rapper Slim Thug for a few years, eventually breaking up in 2006.
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    Three episodes of herself in 2006 about her explaining about herself in Destiny's Child and also about her first self-titled album LeToya.
    More Details Hide Details In 2012, LeToya has been doing episodes on YouTube called Life, Love & Music. Luckett's first role on television was on the WB show Smart Guy in 1998 with Destiny's Child. She also had an appearance in the movie Beverly Hood in 1999. Since 2008, Luckett has been acting in plays and movies. She was part of the cast of JD Lawrence's stage play Rumors, as the character Michelle.
    LeToya has had two series of herself on YouTube. In 2006, she did H-Town Chic; and in 2012, she is doing Life, Love & Music.
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    In addition to a nationwide radio tour, club performances, a brief European and Asian appearances, Luckett participated in the 2006 "Pantene Total You" Tour, the "Cingular Live in Concert" series, and was invited by Mary J. Blige to join her summer tour, The Breakthrough Experience Tour, as her opening act.
    More Details Hide Details 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". On 10 December (?), 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. Luckett's second solo album was released on August 25, 2009 Production for Lady Love originally began in 2007, with a release scheduled several times in 2008. However this was postponed due to lack of funding related to the Capitol Records and Virgin Records merger that had earlier affected the release of her third single "Obvious". In early 2009, the release date for Lady Love was announced to be May 19, 2009, then pushed to June 16, and finally set to August 24, 2009. Amidst much anticipation for the album release, Luckett released a five-track sampler on May 19, 2009. The sampler features first single "Not Anymore" and 1 minute 30 second snippets of "Regret", "She Ain't Got", "Lady Love" and "Matter". The album was released to CD and music download on August 25, 2009, in the US and worldwide a day earlier. An explicit version of the album (bearing a Parental Advisory label) was also made available.
    BET promoted Luckett on 106 & Park, The Center, The Black Carpet, and with a three-part reality series special called The H-Town Chick which aired from May to July 2006.
    More Details Hide Details The series chronicled Luckett's experiences during her summer promotional tour and insight about her life since Destiny's Child. BET also hosted a contest that gave fans the opportunity to decide the final outcome of the "Torn" video. Cingular hosted a lip-sync contest that awarded those who best performed "Torn" in an online submitted video.
    Luckett was also named "One of the Best New Artists of 2006" by AOL Music, number two on Rap-Up magazines' Top 5 Breakthrough Artists of 2006, and received multiple nominations from the NAACP, the Soul Train Music Awards, and the Teen Choice Awards.
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    Although Torn was still receiving airplay, her second single, "She Don't" was released to radio, and the video premiered on BET's Access Granted in July 2006, featuring Luckett's ex-boyfriend, Slim Thug. The single received moderate success, reaching number 17 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. In November 2006, "Obvious" was selected as the third single.
    More Details Hide Details According to Billboard, the song had a 94% chance of becoming a hit, but due to the merger of Capitol Records and Virgin Records, all promotional money was frozen, therefore the single was never officially released.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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. The album is a hip-hop inspired R&B production. Producers included Jermaine Dupri, Scott Storch, Teddy Bishop, B. Cox, and musical guests Slim Thug, Mike Jones, Paul Wall, and Bun B. "All Eyes on Me" was originally chosen as Luckett's debut single, but "Torn" was ultimately selected instead. The ballad (produced by Teddy Bishop) was released March 2006 and became an R&B hit. The song climbed the Billboard charts, peaking at number two on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
    She began her solo career after signing a record deal 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.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 2003
    Age 21
    After the Anjel project fell through, 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.
    More Details Hide Details 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, and on "This Is My Life" with former boyfriend and rapper Slim Thug on his album Already Platinum.
  • 2002
    Age 20
    Shortly following the release of Destiny's Child's Survivor, Luckett and Roberson filed another lawsuit against the group in March 2002.
    More Details Hide Details They claimed that the album's lead single, "Survivor", violated their previous settlement due to its lyrics. After several months of media speculation, it was announced via the MTV News website that Luckett and Roberson had created a new group called Anjel. After several auditions, 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)". However, 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.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1999
    Age 17
    In late 1999, in the midst of the group's success and rise, Luckett and Roberson asserted that they wanted their own manager because of the increasing lack of communication with manager Mathew Knowles. The pair said they never wanted to fire Knowles, but wanted to secure outside management to represent them. Soon after, Luckett and Roberson found themselves ostracized by the Knowles family and the group's management. When the music video for "Say My Name" debuted in February 2000, they were replaced by two new members, Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin.
    More Details Hide Details Luckett and Roberson filed a lawsuit against Mathew Knowles, Beyoncé Knowles and Kelly Rowland, charging them with breach of partnership and fiduciary duties, and sought unspecified damages. Luckett and Roberson withdrew the case against Beyoncé and Kelly, but continued to sue Mathew Knowles. The case was eventually settled, with Luckett and Roberson receiving royalties for their contributions as founding members of the group.
  • 1998
    Age 16
    After graduating from the Houston club scene, the group opened for established acts such as Dru Hill, SWV, and Immature, and released their 1998 self-titled debut album Destiny's Child.
    More Details Hide Details 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. The album spawned four hit singles: "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Bug a Boo", "Say My Name", and "Jumpin' Jumpin'".
  • 1993
    Age 11
    In 1993, LeToya Luckett joined Beyoncé Knowles, LaTavia Roberson, and Kelly Rowland to complete the Houston-based R&B group, Destiny's Child.
    More Details Hide Details After being signed and later dropped by Elektra Records, the group eventually signed with Columbia Records in 1997, but not before signing 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. Luckett's mother requested the contracts be reviewed by an attorney, but Knowles denied the request. However, Luckett eventually signed with him and joined the group.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Born
    Luckett was born on March 11, 1981, in Houston, Texas.
    More Details Hide Details She grew up singing in her local Brentwood Baptist Church. She also took 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 get her in the music business. Luckett is the older of two children. Luckett was given the chance to sing her first solo at the age of five. "The lady just gave me the mic one Sunday and I sang," 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 from her assigned seat, who turned out to be Beyoncé Knowles. They later became friends and she was invited to join Beyoncé's singing group Girls Tyme, which later became Destiny's Child.
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