Ms. laToya London
Singer, Songwriter, Thespian
LaToya London’s lastest R&B single released in 2020, ‘Forever', is currently playing on SirusXM Adult R&B Hits station, Heart & Soul. ‘The Breeze' is London’s highly celebrated single released in 2019, spending an impressive 7 weeks on Billboards’ Smooth Jazz Chart and features Jazz legend, Najee. Both singles are available on all streaming platforms and precede her forthcoming album due for release in 2021.
LaToya London is an undeniable vocal presence whose talent silenced the razor sharp tongue of American Idol's harshest judge, Simon Cowell. Cowell's silence was only matched by his candor as he coined the term “The Three Divas”, referring to LaToya London, Fantasia Barrino, and Jennifer Hudson. Though London finished 4th in that year's competition, Cowell crowned London the best singer of the season.
In 2005, London signed a recording deal with Concord Records’ sister label, Peak Records. Their collaboration led to her 2005 debut album, 'Love & Life', which debuted in the Billboard Top 100. The album spawned 3 successful singles, ‘Appreciate’, featuring Black Thought of The Legendary Roots Crew, 'Every Part of Me', and the Adult Contemporary Top 40 hit,' State of My Heart'.
Eager to spread her artistic wings, London is a celebrated thespian capturing an NAACP Theatre Award nomination for her portrayal of Nettie in Broadway’s first national tour of the Oprah Winfrey presented musical, 'The Color Purple'. The Los Angeles production of ‘The Color Purple’, also earned her an Ovation Award for her portrayal of Shug Avery.
London has continued to star in a number of theatrical productions including, ‘Redemption of a Dogg’ (starring Snoop Dogg), Tyler Perry's 'Madea On The Run’, and ‘Silence! The Musical’, to name a few. Most recently, London held the lead role of “Rachel Marron” in the U.S. regional debut of 'The Bodyguard', a musical based on the 1992 film starring Whitney Houston. LaToya finds joy assisting up and coming artists as she holds workshops and also teaches performance coaching for groups and individuals.