American R&B singer Lloyd kicked off his solo career by climbing the Billboard 200 in 2004 with "Southside," his steamy duet with Ashanti.

A more romantic album, Street Love, arrived in 2007; it peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart, with "Get It Shawty" easily its most successful spin-off. Lessons in Love followed a year later, featuring the Lil Wayne collaboration "Girls Around the World." The singer then moved to Zone 4/Interscope, where he released King of Hearts in 2011. After the 2012 release of his first mixtape, The Playboy Diaries, Vol. 1, Lloyd retreated from the spotlight to focus on his personal life. Preceded by the release of the title track, the Tru EP arrived in late 2016, and was followed in 2018 by the Tru LP, a full-length version that included the single "Caramel."