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Letoya Luckett Celebrates New Album In NYC + Covers VULKAN Magazine

This week, Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum selling R&B artist LeToya Luckett hosted an intimate album listening event in NYC for her new album Back 2 Life. The event was held at 1OAK and the night was sponsored by Ciroc. During the event, LeToya was able to play the highly anticipated album just before it dropped officially, which is now available everywhere and she spoke on the process of creating her most honest body of work to date. In attendance were media, family/friends, D.L. Hughley, Ty Hunter, Natasha Eubanks (YBF), Claire Sulmers, Gabriel Williams (SFPL) and a select number of fans chosen from a “#Back2Life” fan contest via TheYBF.

Get ‘Back 2 Life’ HERE.

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LeToya makes her way over to VULKAN Magazine and stuns as she covers the popular publication.

Speaking on her new project:

“Back 2 Life means back to what makes me fulfilled; back to what feeds me, fuels me, and doing what’s best for me. I’m in that space now. I feel like I’m coming into my own. I’m more confident than I’ve ever been and I’m not afraid. I’m also open and ready to share more with the rest of the world.”

She looks amazing!

Read the FULL story HERE.

Also, be sure to check out our SFPL Live interview with LeToya Luckett on Facebook HERE.

CREDITS

PHOTOGRAPHER: Cesar Balcazar
STYLIST: Brendon Alexander
HAIR STYLIST: Johnatan Rendon
MAKEUP ARTIST: Raoul Alejandre
STYLISTS ASSISTANT: Clinton Rodgers
INTERVIEWED BY: Alexander Jamall & Aliecia Brissett
EDITOR: Jaimee Jakobczak

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Music

Watch: LeToya Luckett Debuts Part 2 of Her Visual Series with “Used To”

Today, Grammy award-winning multi-platinum selling R&B songstress LeToya Luckett unveils her new single and visuals “Used To” via Billboard. Watch the music video here. “Used To” serves as the second installment of a three-part mini movie series from LeToya’s highly anticipated third studio album BACK 2 LIFE, which will be available on May 12 via Entertainment One Music and is currently available for pre-order HERE.

LeToya states:

“’Used To’ is one of my favorite records because of its confident ‘in your face’ lyrics. There’s nothing more attractive than a woman who’s humble, but knows what she can bring to the table.” The Grammy winner continues, “I wanted the video to possess that same quality. It shows the “bounce back” from the disappointment of a relationship gone wrong, but it also showcases the vulnerability of a woman who allowed herself to Love.”

LeToya ended her seven-year hiatus from music with the release of the title track and lead single “Back 2 Life,” which was produced by Joseph “Jo Blaq” Macklin and YBZ as well as it received rave reviews from media and fans. The accompanying video, which was teased on People.com, was the first installment of the mini movie series and featured actor Thomas Q. Jones (Being Mary Jane) and has received over 3.4 million views on YouTube. The 13 track LP features rapper Ludacris and production by Grammy award-winning hit makers Andre Harris, Warryn Campbell and newcomer Anthony Saunders among others. ‘Back 2 Life’ will be available on all digital platforms and retail stores.

In addition to making hits, LeToya has been honing her craft as an actress with recurring roles in the hit FOX drama Rosewood alongside Morris Chestnut and OWN’s hit series Greenleaf alongside Oprah Winfrey, Lynn Whitfield and Keith David. At the Cannes Film Festival, it was announced that LeToya will play the legendary Dionne Warwick in a new biopic aptly titled Dionne. The film will follow the singer’s early career spanning from 1962-1968, during which time she created some of her biggest hits including “Alfie” and “I Say a Little Prayer.” Luckett will record Dionne Warwick’s songs for the movie soundtrack.

When asked how she felt about LeToya portraying her, Warwick states, “She is perfect and she has exactly the right look…She will bring out what is needed for this part.” Furthermore, it was announced that LeToya was cast to star alongside Luke James and Aisha Hinds for the pilot of USA’s anthology series Unsolved: The Murders of Biggie and Tupac.

Check out “Used To” HERE.

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Fly Recap: 10th Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards & Gala Presented by The Lincoln Motor Company

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ESSENCE, the preeminent brand for African-American women, proudly honored remarkable moments and performers in film and television at yesterday’s 10th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards & Gala. Honoring Hollywood’s “Next Generation” the 2017 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards were presented to Janelle Monáe, Issa Rae, Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi.

Known as one of  Oscar week’s most exalted and star-studded events, the red carpet included celebrity appearances and guests such as Gabrielle Union, Shonda Rhimes, Viola Davis, Pharrell Williams, Common, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Laverne Cox, Alfre Woodard, Holly Robinson Pete, Sherri Shepard, Tyrese Gibson, Alfred Enoch, Letoya Luckett, Quvenzhane Wallis, Debbie Allen, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Loni Love, Margaret Avery amongst others. Cynthia Erivo offered a heart-wrenching solo performance between honoree acceptances.

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Powerhouse actress Aja Naomi King was presented the Lincoln Shining Star Award by Viola Davis. Multi-talented singer, songwriter, actress, and model Janelle Monáe was presented the Breakthrough Award by Pharrell Williams. Issa Rae was presented the Vanguard Award by Debbie Allen and Yara Shahidi was presented the Generation Next Award by Tracee Ellis Ross. 

The ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards & Gala will be televised as an ESSENCE and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network special, airing on Sunday, March 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.

The ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards & Gala was presented by The Lincoln Motor Company and sponsored by AT&T, Coca-Cola, Colgate® Optic White®, GEICO, L’Oréal Paris, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Walmart.

Please visit Essence.com for highlights and behind-the-scenes footage from the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards & Gala.  Follow Essence on Twitter @essenceonline #BlackWomenInHollywood and join in the discussion at www.facebook.com/essence.

Photo Credit: Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence

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Music

LeToya Luckett Gets “Back 2 Life” In New Visual

Swinging back into the music flow, LeToya Luckett is back just after dropping her official single “Back 2 Life” and now premieres a new visual to the song.

In the cinematic clip, LeToya is joined by ex-NFL player/actor Thomas Q. Jones and displays a once very happy relationship which later corrupted by an old friendship, i.e Old unknown Flame.

The song comes from Luckett’s forthcoming album which is due this Spring.

Peep the full drama-filled video above.

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LeToya Luckett, Rotimi, Lance Gross & More Attend the 14th Annual Duffy’s Hope Celebrity Basketball Game

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This past Saturday, August 6th Delaware-based non-profit Duffy’s Hope, founded by former Harlem Globetrotter Allen “Duffy” Samuels, presented its 14th Annual Celebrity Basketball Game in the Bob Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware. Fans and supporters enjoyed a fun-filled evening of friendly competition between celebrities, local community leaders and former basketball players. Celebrities players and honorary coaches were Atlantic Music singer/songwriter and Philadelphia native PNB Rock, actress and recording artist LeToya Luckett, award-winning actor Lance Gross, television personality Tami Roman, her daughter and recording artist Jazz Anderson, actor of hit show “Power” and recording artist Rotimi, Harlem Globetrotter Tammy Brawner, award-winning teen sports star Mo’Ne Davis, media personality Quincy “Q Deezy” Harris, actor Wesley Jonathan, actor on hit Disney Channel show “KC Undercover” Kamil McFadden and WNBA Chicago Sky Forward Tamera Young.

Actor Rotimi reacts to a fan while signing a autographs during The 14th annual Duffy's Hope Celebrity Basketball Game Saturday, August 06, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, in Newark, DEL. Proceeds will benefit The Non-Profit Organization Duffy's Hope Youth Programming.
Actor Rotimi reacts to a fan while signing a autographs during The 14th annual Duffy’s Hope Celebrity Basketball Game Saturday, August 06, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, in Newark, DEL. Proceeds will benefit The Non-Profit Organization Duffy’s Hope Youth Programming.

Prior to tip-off, VIP ticket holders were able to experience a private celebrity meet and greet receiving autographed paraphernalia and exclusive selfies with the celebrity guests. Throughout the game local dance troupes performed center court, Jazz Anderson performed for the crowd, PNB Rock addressed guests exciting to see him in attendance and host Fred Green entertained the crowd. One of the main highlights of halftime specifically was the presentation of the annual Duffy’s Hope Hometown Heroes. These select group of individuals were born in Delaware and have amassed success in their respective fields. This year’s Hometown Heroes were: Real Estate Entrepreneur DJ Wootson, Army Veteran Arlinda Adderly, Style Consultant and Business Owner Michael Hill and Vice President Joe Biden’s daughter and Executive Director of the Delaware Center for Justice Ashley Biden.

After a competitive game the Gold team, led by Coach Lance Gross took home the 2016 win by two points!

Sponsors of the event included the Delaware Prevention Coalition (DPC), DoubleTree Hotel, Moneyball Sportswear, Villa, United Way, Wilmington College and videography team SkyVents, LLC/Vivid Marketing Group.

For more information on Duffy’s Hope, Inc. visit www.duffyshopeinc.org and get connected on Facebook “Duffy’s Hope” and Instagram at @DuffysHope.

Photo Credit: Saquan Stimpson/ZumaPress and Strictly GP

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Listen: Letoya Luckett – “Blessed” (Remix) [Fly Music]

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Letoya Luckett steps off your TV screens for one quick second, just to show you how “Blessed” she really is!

The talented actress-singer takes on the impactful tune of Big Sean‘s chart-topping hit song featuring Kanye West and Drake. In the song, Luckett also talks about how much hard work she’s put in to get to the level that she is at today.

Check it out below:

Letoya’s new album Until Then drops soon.

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Letoya Luckett feat. T.I. – “Don’t Make Me Wait” [Fly Music]

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The forces of Houston and ATL’s best talent, Letoya Luckett and rapper T.I. supply the illest remix of Luckett’s “Don’t Make Me Wait.”

Luckett is working diligently on her new album Until Then, but in the meantime, bounce to her new tune below:

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Last Night In NYC: Drumline: A New Beat Cast Members LeToya Luckett, Alexandra Shipp & Jordan Calloway Attend VIP Screening

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Last Night In NYC, at the Viacom screening room in the heart of Times Square NYC, Team SFPL was on hand to catch a Vip screening of VH1’s newest movie Drumline: A New Beat.

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LeToya Luckett – “Don’t Make Me Wait” [SFPL Tunes]

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Former Destiny’s Child member and the current ‘Single Ladies’ star, LeToya Luckett puts her acting chop aside for two seconds to debut a new joint entitled “Don’t Make Me Wait”. Check it out below…

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Music Videos

Future’s “Honest” Guest Stars Letoya Luckett [SFPL Visual]

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The video, directed by Colin Tilley (Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj and Usher), features a smartly dressed Future and Letoya Luckett at a luxurious estate complete with classic cars and models in designer clothing. The style and aesthetic of the video is meant to mirror that of a vintage editorial fashion shoot as well as reflect the lyrical content of “Honest”.