According to Hits Daily Double
, R&B singer LeToya’s sophomore effort ‘Lady Love’ is set to debut at #6 on the Billboard 200 album chart with sales in the region of 25,000 – 30, 000.
Regardless of which way this is spun, it’s not a good look for Ms. Luckett. With the album growing on me daily and it’s all-round great reception, one would have hoped that the sales would reflect it’s quality. Unfortunately this doesn’t look like it’ll be the case. At this point it appears it’ll be an up-hill struggle hitting Gold.
With LeToya being a skilled vocalist, not to mention her media and business savviness, I’d say a move to another label is pretty much a necessity for her to acheive the success she deserves. It’s been a well-known fact for sometime that her label (Captiol/EMI/Virgin) have been having a lot of difficulties – hence the many delays this album – which was due out early last year – has had. SMH…
Update: Check out LeToya’s recent UStream video chat session with her fans, where she talks about not being satisfied with her promotion. (LaTavia is also a guest) Word has it Toya has switched management, as recent as 2 weeks ago, to Alicia Keys’ manager Jeff Robinson of MBK management. Anyways, peep the vid: