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Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 2006 #TBT

Letoya Luckett's Hits the Hot 100 Peak of Her Solo Career
Published: Thursday 5th Jul 2018 by Rashad

Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, just as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’ allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.

This week we’re looking back to Letoya Luckett‘s official debut solo single, ‘Torn.’  The lead offering from her self-titled debut album (click here to read our full length ode to the project), the Teddy Bishop-produced tune – which famously samples The Stylistics’ 70’s classic ‘You Are Everything’ (also found aboard Mary J. Blige‘s 1997 hit ‘Everything’) – came as quite the sleeper hit for Luckett.  Easily the underdog after watching the likes of her former Destiny’s Child bandmates rise to varying levels of Billboard 200 and Hot 100 success, the cut – released in March 2006 –  eventually found itself in mention with their releases by summer 2006.

Making its way to a #31 peak this week that year, ‘Torn’s true crowning glory was its success on the R&B charts (rocketing to a peak of #2 there).  Both chart achievements remain Luckett’s career bests (to date).

Look inside to see who joined her in the top 40 this week 12 years ago:

Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 2006

 

Hot 100 This Week

Click here to see this week’s full chart check.

 

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  1. Fancy BISH July 5, 2018

    When I get 90 years old, I’mma blast out my car, “They see me ROLLIN, they HATINNN” lmao 🤣 🚗

  2. Caleb July 5, 2018

    This chart brings me back to high school. And I think LeToya did better in her solo career than people were expecting her to. Her album went #1 and her second album a few years later had a few R&b hits.

  3. G7Pat July 5, 2018

    Camp bey was shook

  4. 👧 + ✈ = 💀 July 5, 2018

    She kicked Kelly and Michelles solo careers in the face

    • Kelly Rowland July 6, 2018

      Okay but , Kelly sold 25million WW and how much has she sold ?

      • 👧 + ✈ = 💀 July 7, 2018

        Where’s her solo number 1 album boo? Kelly had dilemma and her album still flopped

  5. BIGGESTAALIYAH July 6, 2018

    Still to this day she’s the only DC member other than Beyonce to debut at #1. This was my s*** back in the day.

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