Lloyd Polite, Jr. (born January 3, 1986), simply known as Lloyd, is an American R&B recording artist from Atlanta, Georgia. Lloyd Polite, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 3, 1986 to Lloyd Polite, Sr. and Robin Lewis Polite.
He grew up in Decatur, Georgia, and joined N-Toon, the teen pop-group put together by Klymaxx's Joyce Irby, in 1996, appearing on their 2000 album Toon Time, released by DreamWorks. Later that year, MCA Records crossed over into its parent company, Geffen Records. Many of the artists on its roster were let go, including N-Toon. The group disbanded in 2001. That same year, Polite signed his first solo record deal under basketball player Magic Johnson’s MJM label.
In 2004, Lloyd released his solo debut single "Southside", the title-track of his debut album, Southside. The single features Ashanti, and it quickly charted on the US Billboard Hot 100, and became a Top 40 hit. His second album Street Love, was released on March 13, 2007. It featured top-twenty hits "You" and "Get It Shawty". His third album Lessons in Love, gave the singer his second top ten Billboard 200 album. Lloyd's career received an enormous boost in 2009–10 after being featured on the second single of Young Money's hit single "BedRock", gaining publicity from his presence on its guest list. Lloyd also released a 2009 EP entitled Like Me: The Young Goldie EP.
On March 13, 2010, Lloyd signed to Interscope and Zone 4. His fourth album King of Hearts, was released July 5, 2011. The first single, "Lay It Down", became a top-ten hit on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.