Now known to her fans simply as London, LaToya London was named the early front-runner to win season three of American Idol
by Simon Cowell and Elton John. On the show, she joined the ranks of "The Three Divas," alongside Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia Barrino before she was voted off, ending up in fourth place. London later garnered a recording deal with Peak Records and two Billboard-topping singles. She has appeared in regional productions in the tours of Beehive
, Handles Messiah
and Quincy Jones's Blues in the Night
at the Hollywood Bowl. Her debut album, Love & Life
, is in stores now. Get to know the Broadway cast of The Color Purple!