Lloyd to release Lessons In Love
Atlanta, Georgia's Lloyd was discovered by Joyce Irby and then was made a member of the pre-teen group N-Toon, who won Nickelodeon's cancelled show, Double Dare 2000 against No Authority. The group was signed to DreamWorks Records, and although two singles were released ("Ready" & "Shoulda Been My Girl"), their debut album "Toon Time" went unnoticed due to a lack of promotion from the label.
Title: Lessons In Love
Release date: 07/1/08
Label: The Inc/Universal Motown
Single: How We Do It (Around My Way)
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The group eventually disbanded and Lloyd began shopping around for a solo deal. He soon was signed to MCA Records with his first single-to-be "Young Girl". Unfortunately, as MCA Records dissolved into its parent company, Geffen Records, many of the artists on its roster were let go (including Lloyd). However, using "Young Girl" as a demo, he landed a new recording contract with The Inc./Def Jam Records with Irv Gotti.
"Southside", a duet with label mate Ashanti, became his debut single and became an R&B hit. The video even became number one on BET's 106 & Park, where Lloyd and Ashanti performed the song live.
In 2006, a newly-recorded track titled "You", featuring previous-collaborator Lil Wayne (and an alternate version featuring Tango Redd), had surfaced, appearing on Lloyd's MySpace page. His second studio album, titled Street Love, was released on March 13, 2007. The single gained airplay on BET LATE and it was #1 on BET's 106 & Park Top 10 Live.
Street Love was certified Gold by the RIAA in April 2007. Lloyd's second single "Get It Shawty" was also very successful reaching the top twenty on the pop charts. The single proved to be more pop friendly and gained more airplay on Top 40 stations during the summer of 2007.
Lloyd's new album, Lessons In Love (The Inc/Universal Motown) will be released this summer and his single "How We Do It (Around My Way) featuring Ludacris impacts Top 40 Mainstream on May 20th.
"Lessons In Love" by Lloyd - release date: 07/1/08..