Ex-Destiny's Child Singer Goes Solo With Help From Mike Jones

LeToya Luckett's self-titled album due in February.

After trying her luck with another group, former Destiny's Child member LeToya Luckett is going the solo route.

Luckett, who formed Angel with LaTavia Roberson after the two were booted from DC (see "Ex-Destiny's Child Members Say Their Name Is Angel"), is releasing her self-titled album on Capitol in February.

Before the record, Luckett plans to release two singles, "All Eyes on Me" in August, followed by the Scott Storch-produced "I'm Good."

"It's about coming into your own, getting your self-esteem up," Luckett said of the former. "It's a real hot club joint."

Jermaine Dupri, Just Blaze and Bryan-Michael Cox (Alicia Keys, Jessica Simpson) also produced tracks on the album, while Houston rappers Mikes Jones, Slim Thug, Paul Wall and Bun B make guest appearances.

"I've always felt privileged to be from Houston, and I'm glad people are seeing talent come out of there," said Luckett, who owns a clothing store there called Lady Elle.

Along with her own album, Luckett recently recorded a track for Chingy's next album.

Luckett was a member of Destiny's Child from 1993 to 2000, when she was dismissed by manager (and Beyoncé's father) Mathew Knowles (see "Destiny's Child's Long Road To Fame (The Song Isn't Called 'Survivor' For Nothing)"). Although it was hardly an amicable split — she and Roberson sued the group twice (see " Destiny's Child Settle With Ex-Members Over 'Survivor' Dis") — Luckett was still saddened to hear that DC are now disbanding.

"I still love all of those girls and wish them the best of luck," she said. "And I know they are all going to do well solo. I'm sure they're growing apart and going through things, but God is with them and they have a strong bond."