Birthday: January 3, 1986
Fav Dish: Pasta
Lloyd Polite, Jr. (born January 3, 1986), simply known as Lloyd, is an American R&B recording artist from Atlanta, Georgia. Lloyd entered the music industry as a member of the preteen-boy band N-Toon. The group disbanded in 2001 and Lloyd embarked on a solo career in 2003. He subsequently signed a recording contract with The Inc. Records (formerly Murder Inc.) and Def Jam Recordings.
In 2004, Lloyd released his solo debut single “Southside”, the title-track of his debut album, Southside. The single features Ashanti, and it quickly charted on the US Billboard Hot 100, and became a Top 40 hit. His second album Street Love, was released on March 13, 2007. It featured top-twenty hits “You” and “Get It Shawty”.
His third album Lessons in Love, gave the singer his second top ten Billboard 200 album. Lloyd’s career received an enormous boost in 2009–10 after being featured on the second single of Young Money’s hit single “BedRock”, gaining publicity from his presence on its guest list. Lloyd also released a 2009 EP entitled Like Me: The Young Goldie EP.
On March 13, 2010, Lloyd signed to Interscope and Zone 4. His fourth album King of Hearts, was released July 5, 2011. The first single, “Lay It Down”, became a top-ten hit on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
On May, 2010 Lloyd teamed up with fellow New Orleans native Mystikal and recorded “Set Me Free”. The video was shot primarily in the Calliope Projects of New Orleans. The song featured heavy brass sounds and a sample of “Unchain My Heart” by Ray Charles.
On July 25, 2010, Lloyd announced via Twitter that his new album will be entitled King of Hearts. It was released on July 5, 2011 and on August 16, 2010, Lloyd released the first single entitled “Lay It Down”. The second single was “Cupid” and the third single released was “Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)”; to date the single is Lloyd’s biggest international hit peaking at number three on the Australian and UK charts. The song features André 3000 of OutKast and is narrated by Lil Wayne. The fourth single released from the album is “Be the One” featuring Trey Songz and Young Jeezy. The single was released on December 18 and the music video premiered as the Jam Of The Week on MTV Jams.
On October 29, 2012 Lloyd released his first mixtape The Playboy Diaries Vol. 1. It features Lil Wayne, August Alsina, Trae Tha Truth among others. In January 2013 Lloyd released a song called “Twerk Off” featuring rapper Juicy J and was produced by Drumma Boy.
On May 6, 2016, he released his first single in five years titled “Tru”, with the audio for the song released on YouTube 12 days later. On June 23, 2016 during an interview, Lloyd would reveal that he had signed a new distribution deal with Empire. Lloyd announced the release of his fifth studio album titled “Out My Window” on October 25, 2016. On November 7th Lloyd announced via his Instagram that he would be releasing a new EP before his album on December 9th 2016 titled “Tru”.