Regret (LeToya Luckett song)

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"Regret"
Single by LeToya featuring Ludacris
from the album Lady Love
Released November 11, 2009 (U.S.)
Genre R&B, hip hop
Length 4:05
Label Capitol Music Group
Producer(s) Tank
LeToya chronology
"She Ain't Got..."
(2009)
"Regret"
(2009)
"Good To Me"
(2010)
Ludacris chronology
"Bulletproof"
(2008)
"Regret"
(2009)
"How Low"
(2010)
Music video
"Regret" on YouTube

"Regret" is the third single from LeToya Luckett's second solo album, Lady Love (2009), and features rapper Ludacris. Although a music video was not initially released to promote the single, it quickly moved up the Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart peaking at #8, becoming her fourth top twenty hit on that chart. It peaked at #78 on the Billboard's Hot 100 chart, (her second chart entry on the Hot 100) and at #42 on Billboard's Radio Songs chart.[1] The song became her second most successful single of her solo career, behind her debut single "Torn". AOL Music listeners ranked the song #6 on the "Top R&B Songs of 2009" list.[2] The officially released remix (Sky High remix) was released to iTunes, while a remix with new lyrics and production, and a feature from rapper Missy Elliott leaked to the internet.

Controversy[edit]

The seemingly lack of support from Capitol Records for the "Lady Love" album caused a rift between the label and LeToya's fans, and it came to a head when it was revealed the label had no intentions to release a video for the single, despite its growing success on the Billboard charts off airplay alone. The fans fired back with an online petition stating, "We, the fans and supporters of LeToya Luckett are EXTREMELY disappointed at the way the entire "Lady Love" project has been handled thus far", and continued to say "...the third single, "Regret" featuring Ludacris, has already shown it has the potential to become her next smash hit single. LeToya's fans and supporters have already pushed the song into an enviable top 20 position, but we need your full support.[3] Ultimately, a video was granted for the single, however it was released after it had peaked on the Billboard charts.

Music video[edit]

The "Regret" music video premiered on BET's 106 & Park on November 11, 2009. It was shot in Los Angeles, California, directed by Parris (The Dream, Ludacris, Swizz Beatz), and featured model Sean Newman who previously played her boyfriend in her “She Ain’t Got…” video. The video was ranked at #23 on BET: Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2009 countdown.

Chart performance[edit]

The single peaked at #8 within two months of its debut on Billboard's R&B/ Hip-Hop Songs & Singles chart,[4] and hit #78 on the Billboard Hot 100.[5]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 78
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[7] 8

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