Lloyd Polite Jr was also known by Lloyd, his stage-name is an American R&B singer, songwriter, dancer and actor from Atlanta, Georgia. The phenomenal individual has left everybody spellbound with his music earning acclamation for himself all over the world. He has been able to gain enormous wealth along with popularity through sheer hard work and now, is a name nearly everyone has heard off.
Born on January 3, 1986, in New Orleans, Louisiana to parents Lloyd Polite Sr. and Robin Lewis-Polite, Lloyd was never shy to flaunt his talent. Lloyd grew up in Calliope Project in Central City, New Orleans and later moved to Decatur where he found his passion for singing, and soon enough relocated to New York, and met Irv Gotti. Lloyd Polite has been having an affair with Angela Simmons, an American TV star. Although, details of their relationship has not been disclosed as such.
Lloyd started his career with his preteen band N-Toon but started concentrating on his solo career after the band was broken up. Lloyd met Irv Gotti in New York, in 2003 and was signed up for his Inc. Records where he came up with his first debut Southside which also featured R & B singer, Ashanti. After coming up with Street Love which sold over 145,000 copies, it got Gold Certification and since then, popularity and fame of Lloyd have been increasing steadily. It was not a cakewalk for him in the beginning, but the singer seems to have established a place for himself in the showbiz business.
Education: On March 14, 2016, it was announced and revealed, that Lloyd had finally received his GED Certificate. The multi-talented singer attended the Stephenson High School in Georgia, USA. Later on, the singer also receives his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in art education from the prestigious School of the Institute of Art in Chicago. Since his preteens, he had been part of a band, which was his first outlet to a performance called N-toon. Although, in 2001 N-toon broke up and Lloyd concentrated on his solo career where he gained only success.
The artist owns a company called Young Goldie Productions. To many people’s surprise, he himself leaked his song You to an Atlanta radio station. Also, the musician has contributed to many Bollywood movies back in the time, including Taalash and Humraaz.
In his band, N-toon, not only him but his brother Chuckie was a band member which was later dissolved, and Lloyd started pursuing his solo career. Lloyd once got into a controversy, and he along with his entourage was questioned by the police of Auckland for the outrageous assault on a local father in front of his children. Lloyd was let off scot free by an inch and he and his entire crew were reported to flee to New Zealand thereafter. Lloyd told in an interview that, the song Tru was based on the unborn child he lost, due to abortion, he then explained how it left a big hole in his life and he could never repair that space with anything. He then went on to explain about various details in his life and family.
The R&B singer, who has been growing his hair since ninth grade cut off his long hair and donated it to a charity named Locks And Love in September 3, 2010. The artist was more than happy to donate it to someone who needs it and received one last 12-inch braid from his stylist before donating the iconic hair. In 2011, Lloyd sported a Guns and Roses tattoo at the back of his head with a new message for everyone.
The famous R&B singer and songwriter Lloyd has spent almost two decades in the industry and he is particularly known to the world for his beautiful collaborations with the rapper Lil Wayne. But he took a break from his work and nothing much was heard about him for a long time now. The singer that has made people go crazy on the dance floor with his beats was starting to fade away from the minds of the music lovers. But that is about to change since he is making a comeback and to reclaim his position in the industry after a long period of hiatus. Lloyd has recently launched his new single “Tru” and the singer is all set to drop his comeback album as well as an EP this year.
Lloyd Net Worth
The R&B singer is worth around an enormous $12 million dollars. Lloyd worked hard to release his songs and finally got fame with the donation of his hair for a noble cause, being one of his popular donations. Some of the estimates of the capital from his songs are as follows:
• Playboy Diaries, Volume 1:$833,333
• King of Hearts: $625,000
Lloyd Songs, Albums, TV series and Movies:
Some of the well-known albums and songs the talented singer has been a part of are as follows:
• Set Me Free(2010)
• King of Hearts 2010)
• Street Love (2006)
• Lesson in Love(2008)
Some of the movies and TV series has contributed to:
• The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2011)
• The Block (2012)
• Magic Mike XXL (2015)
• Rip the Runway’11(2011)
• Atlanta (2016)
In a recent interview, he told the press that he needed the break completely since he had lost his confidence in his work. The New Orleans singer who smiles all the time and his very methodical while mouthing the lyrics is leaving no stones unturned to produce another hit with his upcoming album. He said that recording songs is like a therapy to him which is filling the void that was created due to his absence from the studio; but now that he his back and recording again, he is really enjoying every moment of it. Well, we wish the singer all the luck and hope his upcoming works to be as successful as his previous ones.