The album garnered mostly positive reception from music critics, debuting at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, making it the singer's first album released to do so. It was certified Platinum in December 2006.
LeToya had "bottled up so many things, so many emotions, so many ideas" accumuleted in many years away from the music world (as her claims on the Intro song "too much to tell ya"). Things like her dismissal from Destiny's Child, the deception with the shortly-formed Anjel and subsequent search for a new record deal has apparently made her a stronger person. Finally with a record deal, LeToya entered in studios recording songs for what would be her debut album. Finally about two years making, plans to the release the album came out- surprisingly becoming a number one album through the USA. Letoya worked with producers Dave Young, Scott Storch, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Just Blaze, Johnta Austin, Teddy Bishop, and JR Rotem. She also worked with artists such as Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Mike Jones and Rick Ross.
LeToya debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 with first week sales of 165,000 copies and at number one on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, becoming the second Destiny's Child member to reach that position on SoundScan Mainstream Chart as a solo artist. To date, the album has sold over 529,000 copies according to Nielsen Soundscan, and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA for shipping over a million copies.
The first single from the album was "You Got What I Need", with non commercial purpose, but "All Eyes on Me", the second single, is claimed as her "original" first single, as this is the first track that showcased her as a solo artist. "Torn", the first official single from the album which was released in March 2006 and soon became a hit having a high airplay, just missing out the top thirty on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts at number thirty one, nevertheless still becoming a top 40 hit. "Torn" became a hit on the U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, peaking at number two. It also entered the top twenty on the Rhythmic Top 40 and Adult R&B charts. In same year, the song was finally released worldwide, namely the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia and became a moderate worldwide hit. Torn had one of its biggest successes on BET's 106 & Park. It reached number one in eleven days and stayed there for twenty-five days straight. It remained on the countdown for sixty-five days.
Executive producers: Letoya Luckett, Carl "Mister C" Cole, Terry Ross, Executive Producer
Mixing: Manny Marroquin, Dave Russell, Kevin "KD" Davis and Jean-Marie Horvat, Jermaine Dupri, Phil Tan
A&R/Album Producers: Scott Storch, Jazze Pha, Dave Young, Just Blaze, Walter Milsap, Bryan-Michael Cox, Candice Childress, J. R. Rotem, Terry Allen, Teddy Bishop, Jermaine Dupri, Tha Corna Boys, Steve Prudholme
Engineering: Phil Tan, Danny Cheng, Walter Milsap, Terrence Cash, David Ashton, Ryan West, Tadd Mingo, Pierre Medor, Sam Thomas, Leslie Brathwaite, John Horesco IV, Tadd Mingo
Management: Terry Ross, Pamela Luckett
Marketing: Jermaine Dupri
A & R operation: Steve Prudholme, Josh Houghkirk, Jermaine Dupri
A & R administration: Jermaine Dupri
Art directions: Eric Roinestad
Design: Eric Roinestad
Photography: Dusan Reljin
Featuring vocals from: Bun B, Jazze Pha, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Mike Jones, Killa Kyleon, Rick Ross