Lutricia McNeal

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Lutricia McNeal
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Background information
Born (1973-11-27) November 27, 1973 (age 45)
GenresPop, soul, dance
Years active1996–present
LabelsArcarde Records (1996–2000)
Bonnier Amigo / Polydor Records (2002–2004)
Edel Records (2004–2005)
Playground Music (2005–2006)
Exzess Berlin (2007)
tspmusic (2011–)

Lutricia McNeal (born November 27, 1973) is an American soul and pop singer. She achieved worldwide success with her cover version of "Ain't That Just the Way" which sold two million copies worldwide.[citation needed]


McNeal was discovered by Rogers/Grantham. Her career took off during a visit to Europe, when she teamed up with the Swedish producer team Rob'n'Raz. Their 1993 hit "In Command" went to No. 1 in Sweden.[1]

A few years later she started her own solo career with the single "Ain't That Just the Way". The single went gold and platinum in several countries.[citation needed]

She then released her debut album My Side of Town. The biggest airplay hits from this album were "Stranded" and "Someone Loves You Honey".[citation needed] Her single "My Side of Town" went platinum and was a #1 hit in New Zealand.[citation needed] She managed to have three Top 10 hit singles in the UK.[citation needed] A second album followed in 1999 entitled Whatcha Been Doing before she took a short break from the music business to give birth to her second son.[citation needed]

In 2006, she produced songs like "Hold That Moment" and "Same Same Same", but "Same Same Same" was never officially released.[citation needed] In October 2004 she posed for the German version of Playboy.[citation needed] She expressed her disapproval for George W. Bush and his policies (especially regarding the Iraq War) clearly in interviews and is involved in women's rights.[citation needed] She then released the singles "It's Not Easy" (in September 2005), which was released in Sweden only and reached #3 on the Single Charts, and "Best Of Times" (in February 2006) which reached No 6 on the Swedish Single Charts.[citation needed] "You Make Me Feel Good" was released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in July 2011.[citation needed]


Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • 2004 Greatest Hits
  • 2010 Complete Best (2 CD Japan-only release)


Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
1997 "Ain't That Just the Way" 6 1 5 2 15 3 2
  • UK: Silver
My Side of Town
"My Side of Town" 30 73 1
  • NZ: Platinum
1998 "Stranded" 3 6 33 4 4 14 3
  • NZ: Platinum
  • UK: Silver
"Someone Loves You Honey" 9 26 51 13 17 30
"The Greatest Love You'll Never Know" / "When A Child Is Born" 17 36
1999 "365 Days" 18 58 26 14 31 39 Whatcha Been Doing
2000 "Fly Away" 14 84 7 61
"Sodapop" 54 Non-album song
2002 "Perfect Love" 8 41 22 13 20 93 Metroplex
"You Showed Me"
2003 "Power Of Music"
"Wrong Or Right" 50
2004 "Promise Me" 86 Soulsister Ambassador
2005 "Rise" Rise
2005 "It's Not Easy" 3 Non-album song
"Best Of Times" 6
2007 "Hold That Moment"
2011 "You Make Me Feel Good"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart in that country or territory, otherwise the song was not released in this country.


  1. ^ "ROB'N'RAZ - IN COMMAND (SONG)". Retrieved 2018-02-06.
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 341. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.