Take a look at the name sitting on top of the Billboard album charts -- LeToya, as in the former member of Destiny's Child. LeToya performed and co-wrote the group's smash hits "Bills Bills Bills" and "Say My Name." Yet, despite all the contributions, she and the other members of the group spent most of their time in Beyonce's shadow. After leaving the group on reportedly unfriendly terms, LeToya has reconciled with "B" and is now breaking out on her own in a big way.
LeToya's self-titled solo debut is at #1 on the Billboard 200 after selling almost 165,000 copies in its first week of release. Beyonce's other former bandmates have fared pretty well, too. Kelly Rowland's debut CD, "Skin Deep," debuted at #12 and sold 77,000 copies in its first week. Michelle Williams' debut CD, "Hearts To Yours," debuted at #57 and sold 17,000 copies in its first week. All good numbers, but LeToya is the head of the post-Destiny's Child class.
The charts aren't the only place to see LeToya these days. She's currently on tour with Mary J. Blige and is the subject of a new BET reality series "LeToya: The H-Town Chick." LeToya also has been nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the "Choice Female Artist Breakout" category and will appear in an episode of MTV's new reality series "24/7."
Now that everyone will be saying her name, LeToya will have absolutely no trouble paying those bills, bills, bills.